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April 2022 Leader Today

Monday, March 28, 2022

Welcome to our April 2022 issue! In this issue we have  an exciting announcement from LLL Colombia about their winning the Order of Women and Democracy “Policarpa Salavarrieta” and Hana Cermakova announces a new LLL presence in the Czech republic. Kelly Durbin discusses lactational amenorrhea and its role in fertility, birth control and breastfeeding and … Read More

Abundant Milk and Rapid Milk Ejection

Monday, March 28, 2022

by Mary Francell, Washington, USA Based on a talk by Kay Hoover presented at the LLLI 65th anniversary conference Having a robust milk supply usually ensures that a baby thrives and grows. However, sometimes an oversupply or a rapid milk ejection reflex (MER) can cause problems for both mother and baby. At the LLLI 65th … Read More

Lactational amenorrhea: fertility, birth control and breastfeeding

Monday, March 28, 2022

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Lactational amenorrhea is a period of temporary infertility that accompanies breastfeeding and is marked by the absence of monthly periods. Postpartum fertility is an important topic and many mothers who seek breastfeeding support have questions about using lactation as a means of birth control. The physiology of lactational amenorrhea involves … Read More

Seasonal Greetings! Using the changing seasons as inspiration for meetings

Monday, March 28, 2022

Anna Burbidge, Market Harborough, Great Britain After months of COVID restrictions and Zoom meetings, Leaders in some Areas are starting to resume face-to-face meetings and once again enjoy the pleasure of being in the company of other women. Zoom has been invaluable for many attendees during the last months, but some Leaders have found it … Read More

Discussing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Applicants

Monday, March 28, 2022

Sarah Quigley, San Francisco, California, USA and Linda Wieser, Nova Scotia, Canada Equity, diversity and inclusion, also known as EDI, are valued within La Leche League (LLL).  Why are equity, diversity and inclusion important? They complement our mission: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a … Read More

Putting Czech Republic on the LLL Map

Monday, March 28, 2022

Hana Cermakova, Brno, Czech Republic I became an LLL Leader in the summer of 2021. My first encounter with LLL was in 2018 when I was an expatriate (expat) living in Berlin, Germany and pregnant with my first child. I felt quite anxious about the whole process of having a child in a foreign country … Read More

Order of Women and Democracy “Policarpa Salavarrieta”

Monday, March 28, 2022

Mantenerse al día Orden de Mujeres y Democracia “Policarpa Salavarrieta” Claudia García, Bogotá, Colombia El martes 14 de diciembre de 2021, la Liga de La Leche Colombia recibió la condecoración de la Orden de la Mujer y la Democracia “Policarpa Salavarrieta” de manos de la Comisión Jurídica para la Equidad de la Mujer del Congreso … Read More

January 2022 Leader Today

Monday, January 10, 2022

Welcome to our January 2022 issue! In this issue we have an article from Eva Donat on neurolinguistic programming and how the communication skills can be helpful to Leaders. Miriam Main looks at the importance of not mixing causes and Kelly Durbin shares thoughts on ways to make connections with the mothers we support. Anne … Read More

How Human Milk Helps Build Baby Brains

Monday, January 10, 2022

The bioactive role of extra-nutritive components of human milk on cognitive development Audrey Humphries(1), Nneoma Edokobi(1), Catherine Lavallee(1), and Brittany Howell Ph.D.(2,3) (1) Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM), Roanoke, Virginia (2) Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, Roanoke, Virginia (3) Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia … Read More

Making Connections

Monday, January 10, 2022

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Last week a new Leader was accredited, one whom I mentored through her application. After she officially became a Leader, I wanted to share a top Leader tip of some kind—a wise insight about the key to effectively supporting mothers throughout the normal course of breastfeeding. I considered many things. … Read More

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