Month: December 2018

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Letter to Support My Sister

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

KAREM ROITMAN, Oxford, UK Originally published November 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo: Elizabeth Stanley Photography Español My beautiful sister, I am so excited to meet your new baby, my little nephew. You will be an amazing mother! I know you want to breastfeed and I want to support you in … Read More

Nights

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BETH WICKENDEN, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK Originally published November 2014, republished here with the express permission of the author. I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I was expecting … perhaps a doll, certainly not a wailing, nipple-blistering, scrunched-up little being that I was nevertheless meant to adore. Yet adore him I would. … Read More

The word SUGAR spelled out in sugar crystals with a red o entry sign placed on top

No Added Sugar

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ANNA GLADSTONE-BUCHANAN, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK Originally published November 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Sugar is BAD for us. You cannot escape this message in the media about how sugar addiction is harming us and our children. Sugar consumption has been linked to everything from obesity and dental caries, to cancer and heart … Read More

Cancer and Breastfeeding

Monday, December 17, 2018

DIANA WEST, BA, IBCLC Originally published December 2011, updated November 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Here are answers to some of the most common questions mothers have when facing the possibility or reality of cancer while breastfeeding: Breastfeeding from a breast with cancer will not give the baby cancer in any … Read More

LLLI News 14 December 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

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Bedsharing Babies

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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 Kathryn O’Donnell, sourced from the Baby Sleep Info Source (Basis) website, made available under a Creative Commons License. Putting bedsharing babies in the picture In February 2015 an editorial published … Read More

we see the back of woman's head withshiny bob, as she looks into the mirror to see her new haircut

Why I Cut My Hair For LLL

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

EMMA RICHARDSON, Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK Originally published February 2016, republished here with the express permission of the author. Photos: Helen Wilson Lifestyle Photography ESPAÑOL This is my story in which I tell why I cut my hair for LLL. Let me start from the moment Katy was born. I’m not afraid to admit that it wasn’t … Read More

What My Doctor Taught Me About Birth

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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 2014. We had been friends for a long time, although when we first met she was just the new family doctor who had been recommended … Read More

The Birth-Breastfeeding Connection

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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 you take your laboring dog to a strange place with bright lights, lots of strangers, people who stick their fingers in her vagina repeatedly, tubes … Read More