Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
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Upcoming Speaking Schedule
September 27, 2019
Akron Children's Hospital:
"Cultivating Core Strategies: The Use of Human Milk in the ICU"
Location: Akron, OH

October 24-25, 2019
2019 Kansas Breastfeeding Conference
Location: Wichita, KS 

Thursday 24th-
1:45 pm-3:15 pm: Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin and Stress
3:30 pm-4:45 pm: Weighing in on Obesity and Breastfeeding 

Friday 25th-
8:00 am-9:30 am: What We Can Learn from Fed is Best
10:45 am-12:15 pm: Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming Racial Health Disparities and Childhood Adversity

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November 2, 2019
 "Rock the World: Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference"
Location: West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

1:15 – 2:15 pm: A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers
Inflammation, part of the stress response, is the underlying physiology of depression. The perinatal period makes women especially vulnerable because inflammation naturally increases during the last trimester of pregnancy--the time when women are most at risk for depression and continues through the postpartum period. Common experience of new motherhood: sleep deprivation, pain, and psychological trauma cause inflammation levels to rise. We'll discuss how the inflammatory response is a critical part of the stress response; why breastfeeding and anti-inflammatory treatments, such as Omega-3s, cognitive therapy, and antidepressants, can protect maternal mental health by lowering inflammation. Kathy Kendall-Tackett, IBCLC, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Texas Tech (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for) 

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