Section I: LLLI PUBLICATIONS
HOW WEANING HAPPENS
Written by an LLL Leader, HOW WEANING HAPPENS includes the personal experiences of mothers who have weaned in a variety of ways. It covers the kinds of questions parents have about natural weaning, explains how weaning can be accomplished at various ages, what to do if weaning is necessary for medical reasons, how to handle pressure from others, how mothers feel about weaning, and what to do if weaning isn't going well. Above all, it reassures parents that weaning is a natural developmental process. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Sept.-Oct. 1999.)
FATHERWISE: 101 Tips for a New Father
In the tradition of MOTHERWISE, this book by the same author offers practical, nurturing wisdom for new fathers. Written in an easy to read format, tips from new and experienced fathers are compiled to encourage a strong bond between father and child.
MOTHERWISE: 101 Tips for a New Mother
This concise book offers practical, nurturing wisdom in a format that is easily accessible to busy new mothers. It presents the principles of LLLI philosophy in succinct, concrete tips that affirm the value of motherhood, breastfeeding, and sensitivity to baby's needs. Written by an LLL Leader, this book captures the conversational mother-to-mother support offered in a Group meeting, and reassures mothers that they know what is best for their babies. Available in English, German, and Spanish.
Bumgarner, Norma Jane
MOTHERING YOUR NURSING TODDLER
LLLI, rev. ed. 1999
Practical, reassuring, informative, and supportive book for the mother of a nursing toddler. Emphasizes meeting child's needs. Discusses importance of breastfeeding relationship, natural weaning, temporary changes in lifestyle, society's expectations vs. child's and family's needs. Written by an LLL Leader. (Revised edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, July-Aug 2001.)
Available in English, French, and German.
Cahill, Mary Ann
THE HEART HAS ITS OWN REASONS
Both practical and inspirational, this book describes the efforts and joys of hundreds of mothers who have adopted a "more with less" philosophy in order to stay home and be full-time mothers to their young children. (Reviewed in NEWS Sept-Oct 1983.) (Out of print.)
Cahill, Mary Ann
SEVEN VOICES, ONE DREAM
Decades in the making, SEVEN VOICES, ONE DREAM presents the history of La Leche League through the voices of the seven Founders. This colorful tapestry of memories explores the birth of LLLI, the challenges, the joys, the ideas that were envisioned, and how they came to fruition through the dedication and commitment of seven extraordinary and inspiring women. Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Nov-Dec, 2001 and LEAVEN, Feb-Mar 2002)
Deutschbein, Mary Joan
LLLI, rev. ed., 1999
This revised version of the classic weaning book has a new look. The story remains a delightful, child's eye view of the nursing experience. As Maggie reflects on the time she once spent at her mother's breast, she offers her thoughts on the joys and challenges of slowly leaving breastfeeding behind. (First edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, May-June 1998.)
Engelhardt, Anne & Cheryl Sullivan
A resource for parents and educators. Focuses on setting up a nurturing, exciting, learning environment for children at home. Provides tips on fun and educational games, activities, and crafts which can easily be done by one child or a group. (Reviewed in New Beginnings Sept-Oct 1986.)
ADVENTURES IN GENTLE DISCIPLINE: A Parent-to-Parent Guide
This insightful book debunks myths about the effectiveness of gentle discipline methods and encourages parents to find ways to make gentl discipline work for themselves and their children. Personal stories from a variety of mothers show creative adapatations of gentle discipline methods and provide parents with tools and encouragement to put theory into practice to be real parents, not perfect parents.
ADVENTURES IN TANDEM NURSING: Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy and Beyond
The first full-length book on the subject of tandem nursing provides comprehensive answers to a wide range of questions related to breastfeeding during pregnancy and nursing siblings. Flower shares her thorough understanding of what we know and what we can surmise on these important topics based on a great reservoir of mother wisdom, including stories of over 200 mothers from around the world. Additionally, she provides an extensive review of medical research and many discussions with experts in the fields of nutrition, obstetrics, and anthropology. (Featured in NEW BEGINNINGS May-June 2003.)
MY CHILD WON'T EAT!
Parents everywhere worry when their baby or toddler doesn't seem to eat as muc as they think he should! Dr. Carlos Gonzalez sets those fears to rest as he explores the reasons why a child refuses food, the pitfalls of growth charts, and the ways that growth and activity affect a child's caloric needs.
Good, Julia & Joyce Reis
A SPECIAL KIND OF PARENTING
Children with disabilities have special needs which challenge their parents' emotional and physical resources. This book helps parents discover their child as an individual and provides suggestions on how to get through initial diagnosis, the grieving process, and the impact on the entire family. Recommends programs and professionals suited to the child's needs and abilities. (See NEW BEGINNINGS, Mar-Apr 1986.)
BREASTFEEDING PURE & SIMPLE
LLLI, rev. ed. 2000
Provides new mothers with a basic introduction that will guide them through the early months of their nursing relationship. Clear, straightforward text combined with lots of photos makes this book inviting and easy to read. Revised edition includes new information on newborn jaundice and treatment of inverted nipples. (First edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Nov-Dec 1993.) Available in English, French, German, and Hebrew.
BREASTFEEDING YOUR PREMATURE BABY
LLLI, rev. ed., 2002
Offers parents a basic guide to help them provide the benefits of human milk to their tiny infant. From pumping tips and establishing an adequate milk supply to getting baby started at the breast and coming home, this book provides the kind of information and reassurance that parents need. With complete references and resource list. (First edition reviewed in LEAVEN, Oct-Nov, 2000.)
MOTHERING MULTIPLES: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More!
LLLI, 3rd ed., 2007
“Can I breastfeed twins?” “How will I coordinate nursing triplets?” “Will my body produce enough milk for quadruplets?” Many mothers of multiples find themselves asking these questions. The simple answer: Yes! In this third revised edition of Mothering Multiples, author Karen Kerkhoff Gromada offers valuable information with an emphasis on breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting. All aspects of caring for multiple babies are addressed, including possible complications of pregnancy, preparing for a multiple birth, coping with newborns who might need to spend time in a NICU, establishing a milk supply for multiple babies, adjusting as a couple, and caring for toddler multiples.
WHOLE FOODS FROM THE WHOLE WORLD COOKBOOK
LLL families from all over the world contributed their favorite recipes to this unique international cookbook. Many recipes have been adapted by the contributors to add more nutritional value to traditional ethnic dishes. Ingredients listed in standard and metric; complete nutritional analysis included for each recipe.
Halonen,Virginia & Nancy Mohrbacher
LEARNING A LOVING WAY OF LIFE
With more than 200 stories, photos, and poems gathered from twenty-six years of LLL News, this book truly reflects what LLL is all about--the value of strong relationships and a loving approach to all situations. Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Mar-Apr 1989.)
HIRKANI'S DAUGHTERS: Women Who Scale Modern Mountains to Combine Working and Breastfeeding
The title of this book was inspired by an ancient Indian tale about a young mother, Hirkani, who scaled down a 1,000-foot vertical cliff in order to get to her baby to breastfeed. A compilation of inspirational tales from women around the world, Hirkani's Daughter's tells the stories of modern employed mothers who have overcome various obstacles to continue breastfeeding. Each woman shares how she evaluated her options and took the path that worked best for her family.
BREASTFEEDING AN ADOPTED BABY AND RELACTATION
La Leche League International, 2007
Did you know that induced lactation and relactation are possible? Author Elizabeth Hormann explains how in this book. Some of the topics discussed include: preparation for adoptive breastfeeding; substances that stimulate milk production; beginning breastfeeding with an adopted baby; and sources of support for adoptive parents. Ideal for mothers who wish to breastfeed an adopted baby or relactate, as well as for the health professionals
MOTHER'S IN THE KITCHEN
La Leche League's original cookbook with recipes for the whole family submitted and tested by LLL mothers. Emphasizes good nutrition, economy, and ease of preparation. (Out of print.)
WHOLE FOODS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
LLLI, 2nd ed. 1993
Revised edition of the classic LLL cookbook. Contains more than 900 kitchen-tested recipes contributed by mothers all over the world, complete with nutritional analysis for each recipe. Filled with time-saving make-ahead meals, ideas for using leftovers, special diet and allergy recipes. Includes meat and meatless dishes, ethnic foods, whole grain breads, desserts, snacks, and sandwiches. Available in English and French.
WHOLE FOODS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
This beginning guide into the world of whole foods helps mothers to introduce their babies to solids and to encourage healthful eating for all ages. It contains updated information on the inferiority of processed and packaged baby food and the superiority of whole foods. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Nov-Dec 2002.)
La Leche League International
HUMAN RELATIONS WORKBOOK
LLLI, 3rd ed. 1994
Originally designed for Leaders, this newly revised edition of LLL's guide to communication skills teaches anyone to become a better listener. This simple, feelings-oriented technique will help you more readily establish the rapport necessary before imparting information of any kind. (Out of Print.)
La Leche League International
LLLI, 4th rev. ed. 2003
Contains all the information a Leader needs to represent La Leche League. Includes tips and information on leading Series Meetings, managing an LLL Group, and using Leader resources. Up-to-date and easy to use. (4th rev. ed. featured in LEAVEN Dec 02-Jan 2003.) Available in English, French, and German.
La Leche League International
WHOLE FOODS FOR KIDS TO COOK
A cookbook aimed specifically at children who want to try out their skills in the kitchen. Divided in to two sections: "Beginning to Cook" for preschoolers and very basic, and "Now You're Cooking," for the over-fives. Easy-to-follow instructions throughout the book. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Nov-Dec 2002.)
La Leche League International
THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING
LLLI, 7th ed., 2004
This classic guide to breastfeeding reflects current research while maintaining its trademark style of mother-to-mother sharing. The language in this edition reflects a gentle shift toward breastfeeding as the norm. Updated references and resource lists provide mothers with the tools needed to make informed decisions about birth, breastfeeding, and parenting. (Fifth edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Jan-Feb 1992.) Available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, and Polish.
THE LLLOVE STORY
LLLI, rpt., 2001
A reprint, facsimile edition of the La Leche League classic originally published in 1978 brings the story of LLLI to life. Includes the history of LLL and reflections of the seven Founders. Updated to include a timeline of events from the 1950s to the present. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Feb-Mar 2002.)
OF CRADLES AND CAREERS
Information and inspiration from hundreds of mothers who have found ways to combine their working lives with mothering. Includes tips on job-sharing, working from home, and other flexible career options. (Reviewed in NEWS Mar-Apr 1984.)
THE REVOLUTIONARIES WORE PEARLS: How Seven Women Challenged Society, Changed the Culture, and Taught the World That Babies Were Born to be Breastfed
This scrapbook style title tells the story of seven ordinary women who accomplished extraordinary things. When the LLLI Founders began their journey in 1956, there were no grand plans. They simply followed their instincts and their hearts, and in the end changed the world—one day at a time, one mother and baby at a time. They wore strands of pearls and hats and white gloves, they referred to each other as Mrs. Gregory White and Mrs. John Froehlich, and their hearts were focused on their own families, but they created an unexpected, uncharted revolution. The primary focus of The Revolutionaries Wore Pearls is on the accomplishments and achievements of the Founders. But you will also meet many others whose contributions to the growth and development of LLLI have played a significant role in carrying out the simple mission set forth by the Founders in 1956—to help mothers breastfeed their babies.
Mohrbacher, Nancy & Julie Stock
BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK
LLLI, 3rd rev. ed., 2003
Revised and updated, the BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK is the definitive resource for those who are dedicated to helping mothers breastfeed. Highlights of the third edition include new approaches to positioning and latch-on, information on the use of prescription and herbal medications to increase milk supply, new illustrations of breast structure and how the breast functions as reflected in the research of Dr Peter Hartmann, and information on breastfeeding in emergency situations. This guidebook, which also explores controversial issues such as vitamin D supplementation of the breastfed baby and new treatment options for damaged nipples, can be used with confidence to help mothers establish and enjoy a satisfying breastfeeding relationship with their babies. (Revised 3rd edition featured in LEAVEN Feb-March 2003.)
BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK POCKET GUIDE
This book is compact and easy to carry anywhere. The concise information makes it a quick and easy reference for breastfeeding counselors who work directly with mothers. Includes new guidelines from the AAP and new descriptions and illustrations of Reverse Pressure Softening from Jean Cotterman.
MICHELE THE NURSING TODDLER: A Story of Growing Up
This sweet story with beautiful watercolor illustrations tells about the many things Michele can do as she grows up. Through all of her adventures, Michele can always return to the warmth of her mother's arms and the love of her family. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Mar-Apr 1999.)
BECOMING A FATHER
LLLI, rev. ed., 2003
Addresses the joys and problems of parenthood from the male perspective -- everything from how to hold a tiny baby to sibling rivalry and organized sports. Dr. Sears, a pediatrician and father, writes from personal experience and promises that becoming a father will bring rich rewards. (First edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS Nov-Dec 1985.)
THE FUSSY BABY
LLLI, rev. ed., 2002
This revised edition contains new information on colic, reflux, and the challenges of breastfeeding a fussy baby. High need babies demand extra patience from parents, but according to Dr. Sears, the extra effort pays off. (Second edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Jul-Aug 2002.) Available in English, French, and German.
From birth to one year, Dr. Sears charts the development of a tiny newborn into a curious toddler. Over 150 black and white photos and 16 pages of color photos illustrate the growth of motor, language, social, and cognitive skills. Dr. Sears, an advocate of attachment parenting, explains how parents can enhance their baby's development by their responsiveness. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, May-June 1988.)
LLLI, 2nd ed., 1999
Dr. Sears explains how babies sleep differently than adults, how sharing sleep can help the whole family sleep better, and encourages parents to have confidence in the own intuition and to be responsive to their babies and young children at night. The revised edition includes the latest research on how sharing sleep may reduce SIDS risk, offers tips on safe sleeping-sharing, and includes an update on the benefits of breastfeeding at night, as well advice on common nighttime dilemmas. (First edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, May-June 1985; Second edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS Jan-Feb 2003.) Available in English, French, German, and Italian.
SAFE AND HEALTHY
Helps guide parents through the difficulties of coping with a sick child. Explains the difference between viral and bacterial illnesses and some of the problems you might encounter in the first few months of your child's life. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Jul-Aug 1990.)
This children's book captures the warmth and love a family experiences when children are drawn to the security of their parents' bed.
MOTHER-TO-MOTHER SUPPORT HANDBOOK
This handbook helps mothers define the many aspects of mother-to-mother support including characteristics of counselors/facilitators; communication in support groups; one-on-one counseling; and the benefits involved.
Available in English, French, and Spanish.
DEFINING YOUR OWN SUCCESS: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery
A first-of-a kind, this comprehensive resource explores the specific issues and breastfeeding management techniques essential for successful breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery. Written for mothers, but also an important resource for health care professionals, this book demonstrates that even a mother with a compromised milk supply can have a satisfying breastfeeding relationship with her baby. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Nov-Dec 2001.)
GERALD THE THIRD
Delightful children's book about family life and adjusting to a new, breastfed baby, seen through the eyes of a six-year-old. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Sept-Oct 1977.)(Out of Print.)