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Dear Readers

Monday, December 7, 2020

Dear Readers, The end of this very unusual year is approaching, a year that we will remember very well and that maybe some of us wish we could delete from the calendar.  On the other hand, this year has also shown us the great resilience, strength, and ability which reside deep inside ourselves. As Caroline … Read More

Breastfeeding throughout Generations

Monday, December 7, 2020

By Zion Tankard – Raleigh, North Carolina, USA When I experienced my first pregnancy in 2010 with twins, I was both scared and excited. I had planned to do everything naturally, and those plans did not play out as I had thought. If it had not been for a La Leche League (LLL) Leader at … Read More

Rooting Around: How a Nation Found Its Way Back to Breastfeeding

Monday, December 7, 2020

By Sarah Johnson – Naselle, Washington, USA For babies in 1973, lactation expert Karen Pryor had devastating news. “Fewer than 25% of the babies born in the United States are nursed even for the five days of the usual hospital stay.” [1] What was in the milk these neonates weren’t getting? High concentrations of fatty … Read More

Softening into Motherhood

Monday, December 7, 2020

By Naomi Stadlen – Central London Group, UK    Once, each of us was a baby, as soft as those born to us. So the La Leche League phrase “Softening into motherhood” is a return to a way that we used to know well. Many of us didn’t know we had grown harder until our … Read More

The Legacy of Persistence

Monday, December 7, 2020

By Caroline Herman – Rockville, Maryland, USA   I want to tell you a story about pumping breastmilk. I want to tell it mostly because that’s what we do as humans when we are feeling lonely or frightened or unsure of ourselves. We tell our stories and hope they have the power to banish our … Read More

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

Monday, October 5, 2020

Di Carla Scarsi – Genova, Italia Questa è la storia di una mamma che – come molte altre che contattano La Leche League (LLL) – ha avuto il coraggio di affrontare scelte difficili. Scelte complesse, non semplici da prendere, in quanto un tumore pone in una condizione psicologica talmente intensa e devastante da portare a … Read More

Dear Readers

Monday, October 5, 2020

Dear Readers, I am so happy to present this new issue of Breastfeeding Today. October is a month of many celebrations, starting with World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), which recurs from the first to the seventh of October in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden. In her article “Green Feeding: … Read More

Una Bellissima Storia…

Monday, October 5, 2020

Dr. Fedro Alessandro Peccatori – Milano, Italia Una bellissima storia, quella di Valentina e dei suoi due gemellini Alessandro e Lorenzo. Una storia di amore dove vincono la determinazione e la bellezza quasi magica dell’allattamento e che ci insegna che le mamme hanno quasi sempre ragione. Una storia che, tuttavia, conferma come il tema dell’allattamento … Read More

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

Monday, October 5, 2020

by Laura Jessup – Oregon, USA Hilary Flower. Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding during Pregnancy and Beyond. 2nd edition. USA: Hilary Flower (self-published). 2019. ISBN 9781542652896. Paperback, 383 pages.  Especially in times of public health crises, families value the immune support of breastmilk as well as its emotional and relational aspects, and may wish to … Read More

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1. Browse to the web document that you want to print.

2. Click the Print button that is displayed on the web page (not the Print command on the browser menu or toolbar).
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4. As required, configure the other options such as the pages to print.

5. Click the Print button.
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