Month: May 2020

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Dear Readers

Friday, May 29, 2020

Dear Readers, When most of us learned we were going to be parents, we never imagined facing prolonged school and complete town closures for a virus, let alone how to handle lactation after the loss of a child. We more likely envisioned a sweet baby nestled contentedly in our lap, or a preschooler handing us … Read More

Commonly Asked Questions about Lactation after Loss

Friday, May 29, 2020

Some bereaved mothers experience a loss postpartum after previously breastfeeding or pumping their milk multiple times a day, while other bereaved mothers lose a baby in utero or at birth before they ever had the opportunity to breastfeed their baby. Regardless of the type of loss, lactation is a reality for most bereaved mothers amid … Read More

Donating Milk: A Heartfelt Wish to Honor Juliette

Friday, May 29, 2020

By Natacha Pacoud – Trambly, France Giving my milk may have been, at first, a spontaneous way to honor her short existence. After all, this milk was somehow a part of her being. But beyond any expectation, it would come to mean much more. It gave strength and meaning to the beats of my heart. … Read More

Il Regalo di Bianca:Consolidare l’Amore nel Dolore

Friday, May 29, 2020

(Questo articolo contiene la storia vera e le emozioni vissute da una mamma per la perdita della sua bambina. Si desidera quindi informare che i contenuti potrebbero turbare alcune persone.) DI VALENTINA ATTANASIO, redattrice di Breastfeeding Today “Camminavo a piedi nudi nell’erba e non mi davo pace. Perché non avrebbe mai potuto fare lo stesso, … Read More

A Gift from Bianca:A Story of Grief and Love

Friday, May 29, 2020

(This article contains a real-life story and related emotions regarding infant loss, as experienced by a mother. Please be advised that this content could be upsetting to some.) By Valentina Attanasio, BT Associate Editor “I was walking barefoot in the grass, restless. She would never do the same, my little Bianca, and my eyes started … Read More

Mother’s Day Around the World

Thursday, May 28, 2020

By Valentina Attanasio, BT Associate Editor Click here to go on a Mother’s Day photo journey! Mother’s Day is a very special day in honor of mothers. It celebrates motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is also an opportunity to show a mother who has lost a little one that … Read More

DRIP-DROP FEEDING

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We are delighted to co-publish this new video and poster about the drip-drop feeding method. The video is the first ever drip-drop feeding method video to be available internationally, and is an important tool in our breastfeeding ‘tool-kit’. The video and poster are intended to help healthcare professionals and organizations working in emergencies and families … Read More

LLLI News 18 May 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

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LLLI News 05 May 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

LLLI News NEWS FROM THE LLLI BOARD   The LLLI Board of Directors held two Special Sessions, 13 April and 20 April, and its monthly meeting on 27 April.  The additional online sessions were needed due to cancellation of the Board’s in-person Annual Meeting because of Covid-19.   13 April 2020 Special Session Approved 2020 … Read More