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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

Una Reunión Especial de la Liga de La Leche en Línea

Monday, April 12, 2021

Por Clara F. Zapata Tarrés – Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Después de vagar un poco por mi Instagram me topé con su nombre y la publicación decía: Reunión “Workshop con Naomi Stadlen: Lo que aprenden las madres a través de la lactancia”. Tuve la enorme curiosidad (como siempre se tiene de alguien que admiras y nunca … Read More

Webinar Review
What Does a Baby Feel at Birth?
Presented by Dr. Alberto Heart

Monday, April 12, 2021

By Madeleine Munzer – Sydney, Australia Registration for the English version: https://www.llli.org/webinar-registration-what-does-a-baby-feel-at-birth-english/ Registration for the Spanish version: https://www.llli.org/webinar-registration-what-does-a-baby-feel-at-birth-spanish/ Dr. Heart’s webinar addresses beliefs and practices affecting modern maternal/child healthcare around the world. He promotes the need to protect the natural course of labour wherever possible, and to minimise interventions during and after birth. Dr. Heart … Read More

For Jonathan

Monday, April 12, 2021

By Melissa Hollinger – Ontario, Canada How I love lying with you in the hazy greyness of the early mornings,  Pressing kisses into your soft, smooth cheeks You work your tiny, curious hands over my face and into my mouth Giggling and gurgling when I try and unwind your chubby, dimpled grasp from my hair. … Read More

The Shell That Protects Us

Monday, April 12, 2021

By Cally Gibbs – Cornelius, North Carolina, USA In a world where money runs economies and financial motives often take over ethical and moral values and ideals, breastfeeding, like many other healthy and natural practices, has taken some hard hits over the years. Left behind by much flashier, financially-oriented products and companies, breastfeeding has undergone … Read More

Dear Readers

Monday, February 8, 2021

Dear Readers, A new year has just begun and I feel so honored to share this first issue of 2021 with you. Starting with a special book review kindly written by Eden Anderson of Naomi Stadlen’s third book “What Mothers Learn – Without Being Taught”: “Mothers bringing up their children to understand our shared humanity, … Read More

The Sisters of Mercy

Monday, February 8, 2021

By Diane Wiessinger – Ithaca, New York, USA I became a La Leche League (LLL) Leader in 1985 and an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 1990. I know that both roles are important, and I know which one the world needs most. Years ago, my co-Leader, Pamela, and I led a La Leche … Read More

Book Review
What Mothers Learn – Without Being Taught

Monday, February 8, 2021

By Eden Anderson – Edinburgh, UK Naomi Stadlen. What Mothers Learn – without being taught. London: Little, Brown Book Group. 2020. ISBN 9780349412443. Paperback, 296 pages. “Many women today can’t afford to give much time to being mothers, and some don’t see the point of it either. The qualities that enable a woman to get … Read More

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