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Bedsharing Babies
PROFESSOR HELEN BALL, Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK Originally published April 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Image courtsey of... Read More

Breastfeeding Today Previous Issues

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Why I Cut My Hair For LLL
EMMA RICHARDSON, Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK Originally published February 2016, republished here with the express permission of the author. Photos: Helen Wilson Lifestyle Photography This is my story in which I tell... Read More

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What My Doctor Taught Me About Birth
TERESA PITMAN Originally published January 2015, updated May 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo: Belle Verdiglione My dear friend Joyce Barrett died of cancer in January of... Read More

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The Birth-Breastfeeding Connection
Excerpted from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th edition, Schaumburg, IL: LLLI, 2010, pages 50, 52. Pick a mammal, any mammal, and imagine it giving birth the way we do. Let’s say... Read More

Our Impact

Parents like you. Sharing experiences like yours.

 

Elvira. Mother

Elvira. Mother

During the early days with my third baby, I felt a special connection in my heart and soul with my LLL colleagues and with all the mothers whose breastfeeding wisdom has been passed along.

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Dawn. Mother

Dawn. Mother

I know whenever I contact my [LLLI] friend and mentor Genny, she will have sound, reasonable, educated information to share. I appreciate her help with breastfeeding and mothering...

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Vanessa. Mother

Vanessa. Mother

None of the mothers in my family or my husband’s had ever breastfed. They disapproved of my desire to do so, explaining that it was too exhausting and telling me stories of women who failed.

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Diana. Mother

Diana. Mother

I was nervous that the [LLLI] moms would judge me badly for feeding my baby with a bottle, but they were incredibly supportive that I was still pumping, even though my baby wouldn’t nurse...

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