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Policies and Standing Rules: Appendix 18 – “Applying for Leadership”

La Leche League International (LLLI) is committed to serving everyone inclusive of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status, political views, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, or other protected status. LLLI seeks the equitable accreditation of a diverse body of Leaders.... Read More

Birth Trauma and Mother’s Recovery

KATHLEEN KENDALL-TACKETT, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA Originally published February 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photos: Belle Verdiglione Photography ESPAÑOL Angela dreamed of a natural, unmedicated birth. She was managing her labor well when suddenly the cord prolapsed. Her dream birth ended in an emergency cesarean under general anesthesia. Both mother and baby survived, … Read More

Handling Criticism. Becoming Your Own Advocate

TERESA PITMAN Originally published October 2012 and republished with the express permission of the author. Image source: United States Breastfeeding Committee Meeting with criticism I’d arrived with my three-month-old baby for my first get-together with my extended family. Naturally, only a few minutes after everyone gathered in the living room, he began to squirm in … Read More

Smiling toddler stands at a busy kitchen surface his hand on an uncooked biscuit on the tray in front of him

Messes, Mayhem, and Memories – Cooking with Young Children

MELISSA CLARK VICKERS, HUNTINGDON, TENNESSEE, USA Originally published July 2016, republished here with the express permission of the author. Photo: Grayson and Grandma make cookies One of the concepts La Leche League is founded on is that From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings. I’m … Read More

Breastfeeding in Public Spaces

Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC Originally published November 2015,  and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo: Karsyn Shalae Photography Thirty-five years ago, when my first baby was about six weeks old, I found myself in a doctor’s waiting room, waiting for my partner. There was one other person in the room—an old man, who … Read More