Breastfeeding after Sexual Trauma

Written by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC For adult survivors of sexual abuse or assault, breastfeeding can be difficult. Unfortunately, sexual trauma is relatively common, affecting approximately 20 to 25 percent of women. Abuse survivors can experience a full range of responses to breastfeeding: from really disliking it to finding it tremendously healing. Some people assume… Continue reading Breastfeeding after Sexual Trauma

Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting as a Survivor

Every potential parent experiences anxieties about becoming a mother/father and worrying about pregnancy, childbirth and being a good parent is perfectly normal. Surviving abuse can add additional stress and complications to these worries and it is natural for those who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape to feel extra anxiety. Pregnancy For female survivors the… Continue reading Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting as a Survivor


In recent years, the introduction of the World Health Organization’s and UNICEF’s sponsored Baby Friendly Initiative (UK) and the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (USA) into healthcare has aimed to increase breast-feeding rates among mothers in the developed and developing world. Having received UNICEF’s BFI training, together with ten years experience of working in a neonatal, I have had the… Continue reading BREAST-FEEDING AS A SURVIVOR

Rape Conception: Mind your Language While Defending My Rights

All rights reserved, except that permission is hereby granted to freely reproduce and distribute this document, provided that it is reproduced unaltered in its entirety and contains this copyright information: © 2006 Pandora’s Project, – an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse victims and survivors. This article… Continue reading Rape Conception: Mind your Language While Defending My Rights