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Messes, Mayhem, and Memories – Cooking with Young Children

Thursday, November 22, 2018

MELISSA CLARK VICKERS, HUNTINGDON, TENNESSEE, USA Originally published July 2016, republished here with the express permission of the author. Photo: Grayson and Grandma make cookies One of the concepts La Leche League is founded on is that From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings. I’m … Read More

Finding Your People

Thursday, November 22, 2018

TERESA PITMAN Originally published December 2010 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo Robert Zuill This article by Teresa Pitman originally used the phrase ‘Finding Your Tribe‘. At the suggestion of the LLL USA Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, and with the agreement of Teresa Pitman, we have removed the “finding your tribe” language … Read More

2 mothers sit on a sofa in a cafe breastfeeding, they are chatting and smiling

60 Years Later: Celebrating LLLI

Thursday, November 22, 2018

TERESA PITMAN Originally published October 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Celebrating 60 years of La Leche League International (LLLI). 60 years ago Seven women in Chicago met 60 years ago to talk about helping other women who wanted to breastfeed. They all had families with young children and were active in … Read More

At-Breast Supplementer Nursing

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Charlotte Yonge, LLL Paris English Leader and IBCLC, Paris, France Originally published in September 2010, updated October 2018 and republished with the express permission of the author. It is important to know that if a baby gets supplements with an artificial nipple, there is a high risk that he will end up being bottle-fed and will … Read More

Breastfeeding with Hypoplasia: Insufficient Glandular Tissue

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Diana Cassar-Uhl, mph, IBCLC, usa Originally published January 2013, updated July 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. “Maybe you just need to try a little harder.” “Have you tried fenugreek?” “You’re probably not drinking enough water.” Mothers who struggle with milk production hear advice like this from well-meaning friends and family members … Read More

Weaning Gently: Outgrowing the Need

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

TERESA PITMAN Originally published March 2015, updated May 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. As my daughter Lisa’s fourth birthday approached, I thought it might be a good time to talk to her about weaning. I was still nursing both Lisa and her little brother (who was 18 months old) and I … Read More

The Mothering Ocean or Learning How to say Hello and Goodbye

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Anna Burbidge, Leicestershire, UK Originally published in Parenting in 2013, first published in Breastfeeding Today in November 2014, republished with the express permission of the author. I’ve always loved the sea. I felt fascinated by all its changing colours and moods and I would imagine first dipping my toe into it and then swimming in the waves. For … Read More

tiny baby hand holding mother's ring finger, mother's little finger curls over the top of baby's arm

Breastfeeding for HIV-Positive Mothers

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pamela Morrison IBCLC Originally published November 2014,  updated and republished with the express permission of the author. Recommendations from global health authorities endorse exclusive breastfeeding for all babies for the first six months of life and continued partial breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond. (1) Yet it is commonly believed that the one … Read More

From One Side of the World to the Other

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Johanna Rhys-Davies Originally published August 2012, updated January 2016 and now republished with the express permission of the author. My breastfeeding journey has so far included nursing in public from one side of the world to the other and back. Closer to home, I have nursed in public around much of Yorkshire in England and for the … Read More

tray of flapjack cut into 15 pieces

Flapjack

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Johanna Rhys-Davies Originally published March 2015,  and republished with the express permission of the author. Oats are low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol and sodium. They are a good source of dietary fiber, thiamin, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus, and a very good source of manganese. Importantly flapjacks are one of La Leche … Read More

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