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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

Missy Wang, Xiamen, China FRANÇAIS Spring festival is the most important holiday for many Chinese people. The number of people traveling during this period during 2019 reached as many as 2.98 billion. [ref. 1]  The 2020 Spring Festival travel rush began on January 10 as people gathered with families. Who could have imagined what we … 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

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