Breastfeeding Today is a bimonthly online magazine produced by La Leche League InternationaI. At Breastfeeding Today, our aim is to inspire breastfeeding families and breastfeeding advocates, to foster a sense of connectedness and understanding among breastfeeding families across the globe, and to share accurate breastfeeding information to encourage and help one another.

Through its pages, Breastfeeding Today promotes the La Leche League International philosophy, mission and vision “to realize, deepen and share the love and wisdom found in the breastfeeding relationship”.

Interested in contributing an article, photograph or artwork to an upcoming issue of Breastfeeding Today? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at editorbt@llli.org to request our contributor guidelines.

Current Issue:

Dear Readers…

Green Feeding: Breastfeeding for a Healthy Planet

Valentina’s Story: Beating Breast Cancer to Become a Mother

La Storia di Valentina: Vincere Contro il Tumore al Seno per Diventare Madre

A Beautiful Story…

Una Bellissima Storia…

The Benefits of Antenatal Colostrum Harvesting 

Book Review
Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding during Pregnancy and Beyond 


Previous Issues:

Dear Readers…

The Role of the Partner in Breastfeeding: How the Support of Dads, Co-Moms and Other People Makes a Difference

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mother

Eight Strategies for Breastfeeding During a Natural Disaster

Mothering Through Breastfeeding While Homebound

Father’s Day Around the World

Four Reasons to Go Outdoors and Breastfeed in Nature




Dear Readers…

A Gift from Bianca: A Story of Grief and Love 

Il Regalo di Bianca: Consolidare l’Amore nel Dolore  

Donating Milk: A Heartfelt Wish to Honor Juliette

Commonly Asked Questions about Lactation after Loss

Resiliency Comes in All Sizes: Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome (Part 2 of 2)  

Mother’s Day Around the World





Dear Readers…

Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirus

Resiliency Comes in All Sizes: Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome

Raphaela’s Weaning

Back to Breast: 10 Ways to Relactate After a Period of Not Breastfeeding





Dear Readers…

Life with a Newborn in Japan: Adopting Customs & Finding My Own Way

Spotlight on Babywearing in Kuwait

Breastfeeding Through Our Children’s Eyes

Life as an Exclusive Expresser

International Opportunities: La Leche League Events in Panama

Have You Ever Thought About La Leche League Leadership?





Dear Readers…

New Study on Breastfeeding and Miscarriage: Cause for Concern?

Determined to Breastfeed: Three Guatemalan Mothers Share Their Secrets to Combining Work with Breastfeeding

The Power of Volunteer Spirit: A Special Q&A with Marian Tompson

Maternity Leave Provisions Looking Up for Most OECD Countries! 

My Preemie

Did You Know? Three Surprising Facts About Premature Birth

Italy Rolls Out Exciting Multimedia Plan for World Prematurity Day

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Let the Celebrations Continue!



Dear Readers…

New Executive Director Joins LLLI

I Love My Job But Hate Leaving My Kids

Fighting for Fair Breastfeeding & Expressing Break Laws in South Africa & Across the Globe

Learning to Trust My Body’s Birth & Breastfeeding Powers

A Good Reason to Party! World Breastfeeding Week – August Celebrations Across the Globe

Black Breastfeeding Week Celebrations

Five Steps to an Easier Return to Employment or Education

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