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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

Concept Revision: “Introducing Complementary Foods”

Friday, January 3, 2020

Marie Beam and Heidy Guzmán co-Chairs, Concept Review Committee, LLLI Board of Directors The Concept Review Committee was created this year to take a fresh look at the La Leche League concepts. The committee is composed of 19 Leaders from around the world, working to review each of the ten concepts of LLL philosophy and … Read More

Leader Accreditation Resources: NEW and REVISED

Friday, January 3, 2020

Linda Wieser Nova Scotia, Canada The Leader Accreditation Department (LAD) is continually updating resources used for application work. It’s important to have the most current version of all documents when doing a pre-application discussion or working with an Applicant as a supporting Leader. The revised resources include the newly revised Introducing Complementary Foods concept (see … Read More

Scarecrows Can Breastfeed Too!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Sue Smith, St Helens, United Kingdom Mothers of La Leche League Widnes and St Helens have been getting very creative! To celebrate a local scarecrow festival they created a life-size replica of a breastfeeding mother and baby. Named “Mother Nurture,” the adorable scarecrow mother and child were displayed having a breastfeeding break sitting in a … Read More

Five Lessons From Five Decades

Friday, January 3, 2020

Rachel Brown Kirkland, Dalton, Georgia, USA Ask experienced Leaders how they encouraged meeting attendance over the decades, and you’re likely to hear stories about reaching out to the community through a variety of different avenues, some of them old-fashioned by today’s standards. Today, volunteers are no longer mailing out handwritten letters or letters drafted on … Read More

Reading Body Language at an LLL Meeting

Friday, January 3, 2020

Kelly Durbin, Austin,Texas, USA There is usually plenty of discussion at a La Leche League meeting. As Leaders we often gain valuable insight into the kind of information or support parents need by asking questions and discussing breastfeeding topics. But nonverbal communication is equally important, and it can often expose hidden messages or intentions. Learning … Read More