Events from childhood can influence a woman’s current mothering experience, as well as her health and well-being. Fortunately, these experiences do not have to be the blueprint for the rest of her life. This session provides an overview of recent research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV). Also covered are the impact of violence on breastfeeding and how it can affect a woman’s body, mind, and spirit. You will learn how providers can help and support women experiencing violence.