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Welcome to our July 2020 Issue!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Welcome to our July 2020 issue!  In this issue we have a very informative article from Dena Duran about the wisdom of separation of mother and baby when the mother has confirmed COVID-19. Kelly Durbin looks at the advantages of offering meetings online during the current pandemic. We have a look at the selection and … Read More

A Tale of Two Groups

Friday, June 26, 2020

Justine Hirsch, Gainesville, Florida, USA, Tori McIntosh, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA What does it take to grow a successful Group? The answers depend on who you ask and the needs of potential participants in the local community. However, there are some common practices that successful Groups have in common. Leaders from two Groups with high … Read More

Special Consideration Clause – Personal Experience Prerequisites

Friday, June 26, 2020

Linda Wieser, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Sometimes potential Applicants have experiences that are “outside the realm of the normal/physiological course of breastfeeding.”  To address this possibility, there is a Special Consideration Clause in Applying for Leadership, LLLI Policies and Standing Rules (PSR). Personal Experience Prerequisites The experiences of breastfeeding and mothering are two … 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 … Read More

Strengthening Our Support

Friday, June 26, 2020

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Kelly talks about the advantages of offering online meetings and invites Leaders to write in with their experiences of what works and what doesn’t. As Leaders, much of the support we provide to parents is about adapting. We regularly discuss strategies that help parents adapt to life with a newborn, … Read More

SARS-CoV-2 and Mother-Baby Separation Risks of Separation (Part 1)

Friday, June 26, 2020

Dena Duran, LLL Leader, New York City and Idaho, USA 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 if possible, while following hygiene precautions (WHO, 2019; UNICEF, n.d.; UNFPA, 2020; LLLI, 2020; ABM, 2020). … Read More

Being a Supporting Leader: One of Five Basic Leader Responsibilities

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Laurence Khern, Paris, France   “[A La Leche League Leader . . .] Takes an active role in helping other mothers find out about leadership and helps them prepare to become LLL Leaders.” From “Leader: Basic Responsibilities,” LLLI Policies and Standing Rules (LLLI PSR) When we become Leaders, many of us commit to fulfilling the … Read More

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