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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

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

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

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

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

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

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