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The Baby (Gear) Arrives

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA At Series Meeting 2, we talk about all the elements of bringing home a newborn and how to get breastfeeding flowing in a positive and effective manner. This meeting gives us a chance to discuss the basics: recognizing feeding cues, how often to feed the baby, feeding positions, latching techniques, … Read More

Welcome to our April 2020 Issue!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

In this issue, we have articles sharing news from La Leche League South Africa and Israel and a discussion on how to empower mothers by Giuditta Mastrototaro. Kelly Durbin looks at how to handle discussions about baby purchases in Series Meetings. Laurence Kher provides help for any Leader who is supporting a Leader Applicant and … Read More

Creative Fundraising in South Africa

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By: Rahmat Bagus, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa   I am a Leader with the Parow Group in Cape Town,South Africa, with my two co-Leaders Dilshaad Sungay and Gwynneth Hefke. Our Group is in a low to middle income area. For seven to eight years, we received no donations or memberships from the mothers in … Read More

Making the Desert Bloom La Leche League Style

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By Ilana Glucker, Beer Sheva, Negev Desert, Israel   David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, had a dream –– to make the desert bloom. The Negev desert in the south of Israel covers approximately 60 percent of the State of Israel. When the state was founded, it was very sparcely populated. Ben-Gurion fell in love … Read More

Empowering Mothers

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By: Giuditta Mastrototaro, Milan, Italy Translated from Italian by Shevawn O’Connor An LLL Leader writes The answers seemed straightforward from a technical point of view—the issues being overuse of the pacifier, incorrect attachment, skipping night feedings—but were exhausting from the point of view of emotional support. The mother kept sending me WhatsApp (a form of … Read More

Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Missy Wang, Xiamen, China 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 were … Read More

Keep Breastfeeding During COVID-19 Outbreak

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Marien Hou, Shanghai, China More contagious, but less deadly than the 2003 SARS[1] outbreak, the coronavirus COVID-19[2] has infected at least 46,997 (at time of writing February 13, 2020) people around the world, with the majority of those affected located in Wuhan, China. Cities get locked down; local and international transportations halted; shops closed down; … Read More

Continuă să alăptezi copilul în timpul coronavirusului (2019-nCOVID; COVID-19) și a altor infecții respiratorii

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Contact: zion@llli.org Raleigh, North Carolina, SUA La Leche League România https://lllromania.ro/ Noul coronavirus (COVID-19), tot mai prezent în știri, reprezintă o situație medicală globală cu evoluție rapidă, cu informații limitate disponibile în acest moment. La Leche League International (LLLI) respectă eforturile organizațiilor și asociațiilor medicale internaționale de sănătate de a menține informațiile actualizate și recomandările … Read More

Welcome to our January 2020 Issue!

Friday, January 3, 2020

In this issue we have an article by Linda Smith on how birth can affect breastfeeding, Linda Wieser outlines the recent updates to Leader accreditation resources and Kelly Durbin discusses how to read body language at an LLL meeting. Leader Sue Smith shares how LLL Widnes and St Helens took part in a scarecrow competition … Read More

Breastfeeding and Common Birth Practices

Friday, January 3, 2020

Linda J. Smith, MPH, IBCLC, Ohio, United States of America Extracted and edited from: Smith, L. J., & Kroeger, M. (2010). Impact of birthing practices on breastfeeding (2nd ed.). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett. Though it might seem obvious, for breastfeeding to happen the baby must be able to feed, the mother must be able … Read More