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Eight Strategies for Breastfeeding During a Natural Disaster

By Amber Ziring — Oregon, USA Earthquakes strike when you least expect them, and I certainly had not planned for a 7.8 magnitude earthquake while on vacation with my family in Costa Rica. I managed to duck and cover with my 23-month-old and then we fled for high ground, realizing a tsunami might be coming. … Read More

World Breastfeeding Week 2020

This year the theme for World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet! Skip to: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet Skip to: LLLI Resources for WBW Skip to: Some La Leche League Events Skip to: Collaborative Events – Get Involved! Skip to: Achieving Health Equity: Providing Skilled Breastfeeding Support Universally SUPPORT … Read More

World Book Day 2020: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

The book written by mothers who became the Founders of La Leche League, and which has most contributed to changing the point of view on breastfeeding over the decades since its first publication, is The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (The Womanly Art). Millions of families, their children, their relatives, their doctors have been touched by the … Read More

Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and COVID-19

Contact Information: zion@llli.org 16 April 2020, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (Update to our media release of 19 February 2020, and subsequent Breastfeeding and Coronavirus resources published 4 March, revised 12 and 27 March) Many people have asked for information updates from La Leche League International (LLLI) regarding coronavirus in relation to childbirth and breastfeeding. We … Read More

Breastfeeding Without Giving Birth

Alyssa Schnell, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Alyssa Schnell is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) based in the United States. She speaks internationally about inducing lactation and relactation and specializes in helping parents who have not given birth (non-gestational parents) to breastfeed their babies. In this article Alyssa discusses how parents who have not … Read More

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus

Published on 4 March 2020, updated 2 June 2020. Skip to: LLLI multi-language Media Release – Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and COVID-19 Skip to: References in relation to COVID-19, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Donor Milk Skip to: LLLI multi-language Media Release – Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-19) and Other Respiratory Infections Skip to: Living in … Read More