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World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Let the Celebrations Continue!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

This October, World Breastfeeding Week has been celebrated in Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Belgium and France. And in November, Greece will be joining in the celebration as well. Little by little, event news has been rolling into our Breastfeeding Today mailbox. Here’s what we know so far from our sources: In Italy: (Click … Read More

New Study on Breastfeeding and Miscarriage: Cause for Concern?

Thursday, December 5, 2019

By Hilary Flower, Ph.D., and Gemma López   According to a new study reported on in Perspectives on Sexual Reproductive Health, exclusive breastfeeding during pregnancy may elevate the risk of miscarriage to a similar degree as conceiving after age 40.1 Importantly, in the same study, mothers exhibited no added risk if they were giving their children … Read More

Determined to Breastfeed: Three Guatemalan Mothers Share Their Secrets to Combining Work with Breastfeeding

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Mothers in Guatemala have the legal right to devote one hour a day to breastfeed or express breastmilk for their babies during work hours. “To breastfeed” in Spanish can be translated “dar el pecho”. In English, “dar el pecho” can be translated literally as “give the breast”.  Here, we hear from three mothers who overcame obstacles … Read More

Dear Readers… When a Wish Comes True

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dear Readers, It seems only yesterday that I was waiting to start this amazing new adventure with Breastfeeding Today, and yet here I am introducing our second issue. Time can really fly when you dedicate yourself to something you are passionate about. I feel so thankful to have received this opportunity to share with you … Read More

The Power of Volunteer Spirit

Thursday, December 5, 2019

From Homegrown Volunteer to World-Renowned President of an International Breastfeeding Organization: A Special Q&A with Marian Tompson By Karen Williamson, BT Managing Editor   A spitfire of energy with a memory a thousand miles long, Marian Tompson is truly “as sharp as a tack”—just like her friend Cecily Harkins, LLLI Board Chair, told me she … Read More

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