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Five Steps to an Easier Return to Employment or Education

Thursday, October 24, 2019

You’ve imagined it for weeks and probably done your fair share of worrying. The big day has arrived for you to either return to paid work or perhaps further your education! But the site will not allow you to bring your baby with you. What to do? Take a big breath and gather—or at least … Read More

A Good Reason to Party!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

World Breastfeeding Week – August Celebrations Across the Globe When it comes to World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), La Leche League Leaders, supporters and breastfeeding advocates around the world know how to party! The first week of August marks the celebration date in most areas of the world, while some countries—Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, … Read More

Learning to Trust My Body’s Birth & Breastfeeding Powers

Thursday, October 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                      By Pin-Ching Cynthia Tsai Dulworth, Chicago, Illinois, USA I never thought I would breastfeed my baby because I was not breastfed. I also never believed I could face birth. After all, pain as tiny as a paper cut drives me crazy! But all those assumptions began to change when a family friend who is … Read More

I Love My Job but Hate Leaving My Kids

Thursday, October 24, 2019

By Jessica Marie Baumgartner, Missouri, USA   Just another Saturday morning. The sun rose on a golden dawn. The birds wouldn’t quiet, and my sweet 7 month old’s teeth had kept him up all night.  My day “off work.” His little whimper pulled me out of bed. My husband twitched but I knew there was … Read More

New Executive Director Joins La Leche League International

Thursday, October 24, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Zion Tankard has joined La Leche League International (LLLI) on 3 September as Executive Director. Zion comes to us with an educational background including a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development and a Master’s in Business Administration from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. She is also … Read More

Dear Readers: My Journey to Breastfeeding Today

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Dear Readers, As I sit down to write to you from this little corner of my apartment kitchen here in Oregon, USA, and reflect on the hundreds of WhatsApp messages exchanged over the past few months with my counterpart, Associate Editor Valentina Attanasio, across the globe in Italy, I am so humbled. To think that … Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week Celebrations

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Black Breastfeeding Week Celebrations Highlight the Need for Change Valentina Attanasio, BT Associate Editor August is a very important month of celebration for breastfeeding families, from the very first day with World Breastfeeding Week commencing until the last day of the month. Many of you have heard something on the news about World Breastfeeding Week … Read More

Twice as Nice

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Kasia Jedrzejewska, London, UK Alex was three pounds and nine ounces (1.8kg) when he was born. That’s about half of an average newborn’s weight. His twin brother Nathan was six pounds and eight ounces (3.1kg). Although they had separate placentas and separate amniotic sacs so that one should not have been taking from the other, … Read More

Born with a Cleft Palate

Monday, March 11, 2019

I have two children, William, aged three and a half and Freya, who is 19 months. After the initial problems latching him on in the early days, William breastfed happily and uneventfully until he was 18 months. I joined La Leche League when he was eight months old as I wanted to meet other mothers who saw … Read More

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