Leader Today: Public


Parent with insufficient glandular tissue holding baby sits next to LLL Leader. Both are looking down at the baby. The parent wears glasses, a white top with black cardigan and a long string of beads; the Leader wears an orange polo neck jumper; the baby wears a white sleepsuit.

Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Kristin Cavuto, New Jersey, USA When a brand-new parent is “born”, along with a baby, they often have many fears. One of the major fears of the breast and chestfeeding parent is that they won’t make enough milk for their baby. As Leaders, we often reassure parents that with proper management their milk supply will likely … Read More

Mother and father sit close looking at baby. Mother holds baby and father has his hand on baby.

In Pursuit of Equitable Breastfeeding Support

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Eva Williams, North Oxfordshire, Great Britain Republished with permission from La Leche League Great Britain. The original article can be found on their website: https://www.laleche.org.uk/in-pursuit-of-equitable-breastfeeding-support/ La Leche League Great Britain (LLLGB) is committed to becoming a fully inclusive organisation able to offer equitable breastfeeding support to families of all backgrounds and skin colours. In this … Read More

Bedsharing and Breastsleeping

Monday, October 5, 2020

Mary Francell, Bellingham, Washington, USA La Leche League Leaders are often asked about night nursing and infant sleep. In 2014, LLLI published the well-researched book Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family which answers many frequent questions and is an excellent resource for both Leaders and parents. Soon after the publication of … Read More

Close up of baby breastfeeding, baby's hand is on mother's breast, mother's hand is holding baby's back. Mother's long deep red hair covers view of her face.

Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in COVID-19 Emergency

Monday, October 5, 2020

Pushpa Panadam, Asuncion, Paraguay On 11th March, 2020, Paraguay imposed lockdown due to a new strain of coronavirus. Many countries in Latin America soon followed suit as suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 (the disease caused by the virus) and the associated deaths started to increase. With COVID-19 cases increasing, Lactared Paso 10, a WhatsApp … Read More

SARS-CoV-2 and Mother-Baby Separation

Friday, June 26, 2020

DENA DURAN, LLL LEADER, NEW YORK CITY AND IDAHO, USA Risks of Separation (Part 1) Skip to:Case Review of Infants Born to COVID-19 Positive Mothers (Part 2) The World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, the United Nations (UN), La Leche League International (LLLI), and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) all recommend continuing to breastfeed during COVID-19 illness … Read More

Glass cup with herbal tea in, popular galactagogues are in a metal strainer and scattered across a grey kitchen surface.

Selection and Use of Galactagogues

Friday, June 26, 2020

Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP and Mary Francell, MA, IBCLC Many breastfeeding mothers worry about making enough milk for their babies. Sometimes these concerns are unfounded and LLL Leaders can reassure mothers by asking about diaper (nappy) output, latching, audible swallows and weight gain and by referring them to many of our resources for … Read More

Breastfeeding Without Giving Birth

Monday, March 23, 2020

Alyssa Schnell, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Alyssa Schnell is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) based in the United States. She speaks internationally about inducing lactation and relactation and specializes in helping parents who have not given birth (non-gestational parents) to breastfeed their babies. In this article Alyssa discusses how parents who have not … 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

Vivre en Chine, durant l’épidémie due au coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

MISSY WANG, XIAMEN, CHINA http://lalecheleague.fr/blog/vivre-en-chine-durant-lepidemie-due-au-coronavirus/ ENGLISH Pour beaucoup de Chinois, le nouvel an chinois est la fête la plus importante de l’année. Jusqu’à 2,98 milliards de personnes ont voyagé durant cette période en 2019 (réf 1). En 2020, la frénésie des voyages pour cette fête a commencé le 10 janvier, les  gens se rendant dans … Read More

Partilha de leite materno na era das redes sociais

Sunday, June 23, 2019

MICHELLE ANGELETTI, MSW, PH.D. PROFESSIONAL LIAISON RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR THE LLL ALLIANCE FOR BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION AREA NETWORK MARY FRANCELL, AREA PROFESSIONAL LIAISON FOR LLL OF GEORGIA, USA. Nos últimos anos, tem havido uma proliferação de redes sociais e sites da Internet nos quais mães que amamentam podem, informalmente, partilhar leite materno. Actualmente, as mães tendem … Read More

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