January 2022 Leader Today

January 2022 Leader Today

Monday, January 10, 2022

Welcome to our January 2022 issue! In this issue we have an article from Eva Donat on neurolinguistic programming and how the communication skills can be helpful to Leaders. Miriam Main looks at the importance of not mixing causes and Kelly Durbin shares thoughts on ways to make connections with the mothers we support. Anne … Read More

How Human Milk Helps Build Baby Brains

Monday, January 10, 2022

The bioactive role of extra-nutritive components of human milk on cognitive development Audrey Humphries(1), Nneoma Edokobi(1), Catherine Lavallee(1), and Brittany Howell Ph.D.(2,3) (1) Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM), Roanoke, Virginia (2) Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, Roanoke, Virginia (3) Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia … Read More

Making Connections

Monday, January 10, 2022

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Last week a new Leader was accredited, one whom I mentored through her application. After she officially became a Leader, I wanted to share a top Leader tip of some kind—a wise insight about the key to effectively supporting mothers throughout the normal course of breastfeeding. I considered many things. … Read More

Not Mixing Causes – the Secret to our Longevity?

Monday, January 10, 2022

Miriam Main, Edinburgh, Scotland 2021 is a year to remember. In addition to mothering, working, and leading through a pandemic, we have been able to celebrate La Leche League’s special 65th birthday. As we approach the end of this unusual year, I have been spending time reflecting on my role as a Leader. To be … Read More

Celebrating LLL Through Every Breastfeeding Story

Friday, January 7, 2022

Anne Lisse Taboada, LLLRPA (France) For the past few years I have been offering this special meeting to celebrate LLLI’s anniversary (60th/65th) by celebrating the recognition of every nursing story. As part of the meeting plan (see below), I also take the opportunity to talk about La Leche League. I talk about Leaders’ work and … Read More

What I Learned from NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP)

Friday, January 7, 2022

Eva Donat, Barcelona, Spain I don’t know what drew me to become a La Leche League Leader; perhaps it was destiny, or that my body was asking me to go further, to be with women, with mothers. Above all, I witnessed how mothers continually empowered themselves by trusting their bodies through breastfeeding. As a Leader … Read More

LLLI News 3 January 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022

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Dear Readers

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Dear Readers, Welcome to the last issue of Breastfeeding Today for this year! Erin L. O’Reilly’s rhymes from Liquid LLLove are the protagonist of our poetry column: “Limitlessly fluent and affluent / flowing fluid / Luxurious Liniment / Lacteal Love / Luscious and illustrious / Like white blood”. Love is certainly at the heart of … Read More

Liquid LLLove

Sunday, December 19, 2021

By Erin O’Reilly – Missouri, USA Lacteal Lady-Lager Liquid Love Delicious and delightful Logical and Longevous Lofty Liquor Motherlode of Love Lollapalooza Mother Luminary Mamma Labouring to yield Literally succulent Legitimately salubrious Leche of health Longing and Lingering Little One In Momma’s Lapland Lusting for Luscious, Leaking even Leaping Lacteal Lubricant So deliciously delivered Lick-able … Read More

Book review
The Recipe For Breastfeeding Support In America

Sunday, December 19, 2021

By Valentina Attanasio – BT Managing Editor Erin L. O’Reilly. The Recipe For Breastfeeding Support In America, Healthy Nourishment, LLC: Sant Louis Missouri. 2020. ISBN 97817344388. Paperback, 131 pages. As La Leche League Leaders, we often ask ourselves how we can make a difference, what actions we can take to ensure that every child receives … Read More

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