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Medications- A Quick Guide for Parents

One of the most common questions that mothers ask their health care providers is- “Can I safely take medication while breastfeeding?”  Sometimes mothers are told that they cannot continue breastfeeding while taking a certain medication. Some are told to wean, or to “pump and dump” for a certain number of days.... Read More
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Transgender & Non-binary Parents

Trans men, trans women, and non-binary individuals may choose to breastfeed or chestfeed their babies. You do not need to have given birth to breastfeed or chestfeed, as we can also see in the experiences of those nursing adopted babies.... Read More

Foods – for Nursing Parents

You don’t need to eat anything special while you’re breastfeeding. It is a good idea for you, just like everyone else, to think about what you are choosing to eat and to choose foods that nourish and sustain your body as much as possible. The food any family chooses will depend on personal preference, climate, culture and finances. ... Read More

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Bedsharing and Breastsleeping

Mary Francell, Bellingham, Washington, USA La Leche League Leaders are often asked about night nursing and infant sleep. In 2014, LLLI published the well-researched book Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family which answers many frequent questions and is an excellent resource for both Leaders and parents. Soon after the publication of … Read More

SARS-CoV-2 and Mother-Baby Separation

DENA DURAN, LLL LEADER, NEW YORK CITY AND IDAHO, USA Risks of Separation (Part 1) Skip to:Case Review of Infants Born to COVID-19 Positive Mothers (Part 2) The World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, the United Nations (UN), La Leche League International (LLLI), and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) all recommend continuing to breastfeed during COVID-19 illness … Read More

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