Breastfeeding Today: Features

Breastfeeding with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Photo: Belle Verdiglione First published June 2016 DEUTSCH PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women. Symptoms include: Raised levels of insulin (that can lead to excessive weight gain). Raised levels of male hormones (that can lead to acne and growth of unwanted hair). Irregular menses, ovarian cysts. Raised risk of diabetes. Underdevelopment of breast tissue. … Read More

Gender Identity in the Art of Breastfeeding

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

LAURA JESSUP, OREGON, USA Breastfeeding–the ability to feed a child the perfect and ideal food at the breast—is this necessarily feminine? A transman gives birth.  A transwoman, chromosomally XY, induces lactation.   A parent identified as female at birth has a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome, so is genetically male but appears female.  What does it … Read More

LLLI Response to US Opposition to WHA Resolution

Friday, July 27, 2018

国际母乳会就美国反对世界卫生大会决议作出回应  國際母乳會對美國反對世界衛生大會決議之回應 Comunicado LLLI a oposición de USA La Leche League International (LLLI) stands firm in our commitment to support breastfeeding as the optimal way of feeding a baby. We also remain fully committed to upholding the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and all relevant World Health Assembly resolutions that promote, protect, … Read More

LLLI Response to US Opposition to WHA Resolution

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

国际母乳会就美国反对世界卫生大会决议作出回应  國際母乳會對美國反對世界衛生大會決議之回應 Comunicado LLLI a oposición de USA La Leche League International (LLLI) stands firm in our commitment to support breastfeeding as the optimal way of feeding a baby. We also remain fully committed to upholding the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and all relevant World Health Assembly resolutions that promote, protect, … Read More

World Health Day

Friday, April 6, 2018

Español Français 日本語 As a Core Partner of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, LLLI developed the following joint statement in celebration of this year’s World Health Day on 7 April. UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE The World Health Organisation (WHO) was founded on the principle that all people should be able to realise their right to … Read More

Learning to Read Your Baby

Friday, November 17, 2017

Esther Schiedel I overheard a conversation in the locker room of my fitness center—two older women were talking, and one woman said, “With a bottle you know how much the baby is getting.” I’ve heard that statement before. I was tempted to say something, but I didn’t know the women and thought my comments might … Read More

Oversupply: Gift or Curse?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Leigh Anne O’Connor, IBCLC   “Milk Goddess” “Fountains of Glory” “Lucky Mama” References to making more milk than you need may make you feel like having an oversupply is a gift. Seemingly, it is a great way to be able to build a freezer stash, share some milk with your friends, or donate to the local milk bank. It is … Read More