Breastfeeding Today


Dear Readers

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Dear Readers, Welcome to this new issue of Breastfeeding Today! Let me start by introducing the second poem of the poetry column we launched in the April issue. Gráinne Evans shares with us an important story For The Lockdown Babies: “I was your whole world back then, just as you were mine / And now, … Read More

Light Fruity Yogurt Dessert

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

By Penelope Karagouni – Athens, Greece A wonderful, healthy, and very impressive dessert that will cool you down on hot summer days, and is great for many other occasions and seasons too! Ingredients: 1 5-serving package or 4 oz./100 grams of strawberry flavored gelatin  Boiling water according to the instructions on the package 7 oz./200 … Read More

Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with Down Syndrome

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

By Chris Newlon – Illinois, USA I never fully appreciated the nursing bond until my last child was born. I am the mother of five children with an age span of 16 years from oldest to youngest. The first four babies had completely different nursing styles – the leisure nurser, the barracuda nurser, the sleepy … Read More

Ελαφρύ Επιδόρπιο με φρούτα και Γιαούρτι (Light Fruity Yogurt Dessert – Greek Version)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

ΤΗΣ ΠΗΝΕΛΟΠΗΣ ΚΑΡΑΓΚΟΥΝΗ, ΑΘΗΝΑ, ΕΛΛΑΔΑ  Ένα υπέροχο, υγιεινό και πολύ εντυπωσιακό γλυκό που θα σας δροσίσει τις ζεστές μέρες του καλοκαιριού και όχι μόνο! Υλικά: 1 φακελάκι ζελέ φράουλα Βραστό νερό σύμφωνα με την οδηγία στη συσκευασία 200γρ φράουλες κομμένες σε κομματάκια 450 γραμμάρια στραγγιστό γιαούρτι της αρεσκείας σας 4 κ.σ. ζάχαρη άχνη Ολόκληρες φράουλες … Read More

Hidden Beginnings

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

This article contains personal experience of infant loss by Caroline Herman – Rockville, Maryland, USA For most people, spring is a time of hope and renewal, but for the past three years, spring has been the hardest time of year for me.  In April of 2019, my firstborn daughter, Elizabeth, passed away sixteen days after … Read More

For The Lockdown Babies

Monday, June 14, 2021

By Gráinne Evans – Maghera, Northern Ireland “Sure you were only a baby” I’ll tell her when she asks, About that time in photographs when everyone wore masks. “You don’t remember the chaos when the world was forced to rest.” “You had all you needed in my arms and at my breast” “You never even … Read More

Dear Readers

Monday, April 12, 2021

Dear Readers, Welcome to a new issue of Breastfeeding Today! I would like to start by introducing a new addition to our magazine. The new section dedicated to poetry opens with a poem written by Melissa Hollinger for her son, For Jonathan: “I will forever cherish the way you look up at me / This … Read More

Breastfeeding Skin-to-Skin Helps Baby Build a Healthy Immune System

Monday, April 12, 2021

By Mary Marine – Antioch, California, USA   Have you ever wondered how breastfeeding skin-to-skin can help develop a healthy microbiome for both full-term and premature babies, even in the first few months of life? Immediate skin-to-skin contact after birth helps initiate breastfeeding. When the baby suckles, beneficial bacteria from the mother and her environment … Read More

A Special La Leche League Online Meeting

Monday, April 12, 2021

By Clara F. Zapata Tarrés – Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico I was wandering around my Instagram when I came across a post: Meeting with Naomi Stadlen: “What Moms Learn Through Breastfeeding”. The opportunity to hear her speak piqued my curiosity – the same curiosity you have when you admire someone you have only read about and … Read More

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