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Donating Milk: A Heartfelt Wish to Honor Juliette

Friday, May 29, 2020

By Natacha Pacoud – Trambly, France Giving my milk may have been, at first, a spontaneous way to honor her short existence. After all, this milk was somehow a part of her being. But beyond any expectation, it would come to mean much more. It gave strength and meaning to the beats of my heart. … Read More

Il Regalo di Bianca:Consolidare l’Amore nel Dolore

Friday, May 29, 2020

(Questo articolo contiene la storia vera e le emozioni vissute da una mamma per la perdita della sua bambina. Si desidera quindi informare che i contenuti potrebbero turbare alcune persone.) DI VALENTINA ATTANASIO, redattrice di Breastfeeding Today “Camminavo a piedi nudi nell’erba e non mi davo pace. Perché non avrebbe mai potuto fare lo stesso, … Read More

A Gift from Bianca:A Story of Grief and Love

Friday, May 29, 2020

(This article contains a real-life story and related emotions regarding infant loss, as experienced by a mother. Please be advised that this content could be upsetting to some.) By Valentina Attanasio, BT Associate Editor “I was walking barefoot in the grass, restless. She would never do the same, my little Bianca, and my eyes started … Read More

Mother’s Day Around the World

Thursday, May 28, 2020

By Valentina Attanasio, BT Associate Editor Click here to go on a Mother’s Day photo journey! Mother’s Day is a very special day in honor of mothers. It celebrates motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is also an opportunity to show a mother who has lost a little one that … Read More

Raphaela’s Weaning

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By Maddi Munzer – Sydney, Australia I feel the unmistakable throb of an overly-full milk duct on the outer, lower side of my right breast. It aches with a dull but persistent pain, so different to early-days engorgement. I have been trying unsuccessfully to not think about it the whole day. As a mother I … Read More

Back to Breast: 10 Ways to Relactate After a Period of Not Breastfeeding

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By Valeria Baena – Colombia  Do you dream of getting your formula-fed baby back to breastfeeding at your breast, but the milk is no longer flowing? Consider relactation! Relactation refers to the process of reestablishing milk production in a parent who never initiated breastfeeding after being pregnant or who has stopped breastfeeding either by choice … Read More

Dear Readers

Monday, April 6, 2020

Dear Readers, Spring will have just begun to blossom in the Northern Hemisphere when you will read this letter. Everything awakens to celebrate nature being reborn. It is like a symphony playing its first notes, shyly but with the desire to soon sparkle with all its beauty! Unexpectedly, no matter where you are now in … Read More

Living in China During the Outbreak of COVID-19

Thursday, March 12, 2020

By an anonymous mother, Xiamen, China Spring Festival is the most important holiday for many Chinese people. The number of people travelling during this period during 2019 reached as many as 2.98 billion. The 2020 Spring Festival travel rush began on 10 January as people gathered with families. Who could have imagined what we were about to face? … Read More

Have You Ever Thought about La Leche League Leadership?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A La Leche League Leader: it could be the perfect volunteer activity for you! La Leche League (LLL) Leaders are volunteer breastfeeding counselors who have breastfed their own babies, and are active in providing breastfeeding support in their communities.  A Leader is someone who is currently accredited as a La Leche League International (LLLI) Leader, … Read More