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Leadership Across Generations: Joan and Catriana

Friday, October 15, 2021

A Mother and Daughter-in-Law Share Their Story Joan Short and Catriana McKee share their experiences of being a mother and daughter-in-law who are both Leaders. Joan was a Leader in Ottawa, Canada, when her children were small, and Catriana has been a Leader in Oxfordshire, England, since 2013. Catriana I first heard about La Leche … Read More

Leaders Who Stay

Friday, October 15, 2021

We asked Leaders who stay in La Leche League despite having weaned long ago: “Why does LLL continue to be important to you?” Paula Hinson, Farnham Group, Great Britain. Accredited in 2000. I was guided to LLL Farnham by a friend who was and still is a Leader (Ginny Eaton) as soon as she heard … Read More

Dear Readers

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Welcome to this new issue of Breastfeeding Today! Let’s start with our poetry column and the emotional rhymes from Ann Calandro’s poem, A Letter to My Four Children: “At first, I felt alone but I was not. Wise La Leche League Leaders and mothers accepted and supported me as they modeled gentle mothering with their … Read More

Parenting Post COVID-19: Breastfeeding and Beyond

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

By Chapel Taylor-Olsen – Utah, USA We’ve ended up with a distorted sense of time after the last year and a half, but the world didn’t actually stop. It is estimated that 116 million babies were born during just the first 9 months of the pandemic. [1] Millions of families around the world had to … Read More

Why Infant Reflux Matters

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

By Carol Smyth – Ballyclare, IBCLC, Northern Ireland If you have a new baby, it is likely you’ve heard about reflux or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Many mothers worry about whether their baby could have GERD if they are crying or unsettled. You may know other babies who are on medication for reflux. Are large … Read More

A Letter to My Four Children

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

By Ann Calandro – North Carolina, USA I am your mother. You grew in me! I ate well and sang happy songs to you. I gently patted you all day long. I learned from class and birthing books how to breathe and relax and help you into the world, wanting only the best beginning for … Read More

Πανεύκολη κολοκυθόπιτα χωρίς φύλλο (Delicious & Easy Zucchini Pie – Greek Version)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

ΤΗΣ ΠΗΝΕΛΟΠΗΣ ΚΑΡΑΓΚΟΥΝΗ, ΑΘΗΝΑ, ΕΛΛΑΔΑ Μία εύκολη και γρήγορη κολοκυθόπιτα με απλά υλικά που αρέσει πολύ σε μικρούς και μεγάλους! Υλικά για ένα οβάλ πυρέξ 39 εκατοστών: 2 φλ. κολοκυθάκια πράσινα, τριμμένα στον τρίφτη και στυμμένα (περίπου 800γρ.) ½ κ γλ αλάτι 300 γρ. φέτα 4 μεγάλα ή 5 μικρά αυγά 280 ml γάλα εβαπορέ … Read More

Delicious & Easy Zucchini Pie

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

By Penelope Karagouni – Athens, Greece An easy and fast zucchini pie with simple ingredients that your family is going to love! Ingredients for a 15 in./39 cm. oval baking pan: 2 cups zucchini, grated and squeezed (about 1.8 lbs./800gr.) ½ teaspoon salt 0.7 lb./300 gr. feta cheese 4 large or 5 small eggs 9.5 … Read More

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