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Gender Identity in the Art of Breastfeeding
LAURA JESSUP, OREGON, USA Breastfeeding–the ability to feed a child the perfect and ideal food at the breast—is this necessarily feminine? A transman gives birth.  A transwoman, chromosomally XY, induces... Read More

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Why Breastfeeding Is Good for Mothers’ Mental Health
KATHLEEN KENDALL-TACKETT, PHD, IBCLC, FAPA Originally published July 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Español New research shows how breastfeeding lowers mothers’ risk of depression, helps them... Read More

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Breastfeeding: What’s in it for Mothers?
KATHLEEN KENDALL-TACKETT, PHD, IBCLC, FAPA Originally published August 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo:  Adriana Mesec maj Español Great for babies. What’s in it for mothers?... Read More

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The Power of Hand Expression
Diana West, BA, IBCLC Originally published January 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. I was a new mother struggling with low milk production and a baby... 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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WHEN BREAST ISN’T BEST: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS IN BREASTFEEDING

Any breastfeeding advocates who deal with new families must have a working knowledge of sexual abuse as well as a trauma-informed approach in order to effectively support breastfeeding families.

Learn how abuse can impact ability and desire to breastfeed, red flags that could indicate a history of sexual abuse and practical tools to support all families in a thoughtful way.

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