Leader Today: Public


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

Update on HIV and Breastfeeding

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Pamela Morrison, IBCLC, West Sussex, England La Leche League Leaders occasionally receive requests for information about whether mothers who have tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can breastfeed their babies. Although the discovery that the virus can be passed from mothers to babies during breastfeeding was made in 1985, the original international advice … Read More

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and Breastfeeding

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP, Maryland, USA The use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications by breastfeeding mothers is even more common than the use of prescription drugs. The sale and use of OTC drugs is a multi-billion dollar industry and there is an overwhelming variety of OTC products available to consumers—for common and not so … Read More

Breastfeeding and Galactosemia

Monday, October 1, 2018

Rebecca Scott, New Jersey, USA Rebecca’s second child was born with galactosemia, a rare condition that affects the way the body can process the carbohydrate in breast milk. Rebecca recalls the events that led up to the diagnosis and shares more information about the condition. Please note: This article is a personal story of one mother-baby … Read More

Das Baby füttern – und die Mikroben

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mary Francell, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Übersetzung: Anja Harnisch, Austria In den letzten Jahren ist das Interesse an der Rolle der nützlichen Bakterien im menschlichen Darmtrakt und im gesamten Körper stark gestiegen. Kommensale Mikroben (die normale Mikroflora auf unseren Körperoberflächen) sind vermutlich an allem beteiligt, von der Regulierung der Immunfunktion bis zur Ausschüttung von Neurotransmittern. Babys … Read More

Lyme Disease and Breastfeeding

Monday, June 25, 2018

Mary Francell, Bellingham, Washington, USA Adapted from an original article in e-Blender, the Area Leader Letter for LLL of New York, USA. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring and summer weather brings fun opportunities for families. After being cooped up in the house for the winter, they can go outside to take walks, enjoy picnics in the … Read More

Peanut Allergy

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Claire K. Dalidowitz, Connecticut, USA Peanut allergy is a complex medical issue involving many factors such as family history, genetics, ethnicity, environmental influences, baby’s health and development. Claire Dalidowitz is a member of LLLI’s Health Advisory Council (HAC) and in this article she summarizes current research and recommendations for reducing the risk of peanut allergy. Leaders … Read More

Guía rápida sobre el Código Internacional de la OMS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

HELEN GRAY, LONDRES, GRAN BRETAÑA TRADUCIDO POR AMARANTA AVENDAÑO, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA El Código Internacional de Comercialización de Sucedáneos de la Leche Materna de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (el Código) abarca la comercialización y promoción de productos destinados a sustituir la lactancia materna. No prohíbe su venta o uso: simplemente restringe su promoción. ¿POR QUÉ NECESITAMOS UN CÓDIGO? El … Read More

Remodeling the Mammary Gland

Friday, March 31, 2017

FRANÇOISE RAILHET, FRANCE Scientists continue to uncover amazing things about human and animal anatomy, including discoveries related to lactation. The destruction of damaged or old cells is essential for the renewal of tissues throughout an individual’s life. The mammary gland experiences cyclical variations during menstrual cycles, and further important remodeling variations during pregnancy, lactation, and … Read More

The Unmothered Mother

Friday, March 31, 2017

JAYNE JOYCE, OXFORDSHIRE, LA LECHE LEAGUE GREAT BRITAIN An unmothered mother sits in a La Leche League meeting.  “Think about a moment when you felt mothered,” says the Leader.  “What happened? What did it feel like?” The unmothered mother looks inside herself. She might hear words of wounding criticism, or feel deep sadness, or fear. She … Read More