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Meeting #4: Nutrition, Weaning, Work

Here are ideas for Series Meeting #4. Some of them are just kernels of ideas, while others are complete outlines. We let you know who contributed each idea, if that information is available.  Remember to look over each idea carefully to be sure it is appropriate for your entity, as well as for the attendees in your local Group. If in doubt, contact your District Advisor or equivalent, or refer to the Leader Handbook section on meeting topics. If you have a successful meeting plan that you would like to share, please send it via email to info@llli.org and we will add it as soon as possible.... Read More

Responding to Criticism

Many mothers worry about criticism they may face while breastfeeding their baby. Some parents worry about criticism from their own friends, family members, or in-laws. Some parents worry about criticism from strangers when breastfeeding in public. Most parents have been criticized in their life at some point and can remember how this felt in the past. Criticism often leads to problems in relationships and can even be destructive to relationships if on a frequent basis. Past experiences with criticism makes it normal to desire to avoid criticism, however you cannot control what other people say to you, but you can control how you respond to criticism.... Read More

International WHO Code

LLLI fully supports the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent World Health Assembly resolutions. We review our partnerships and relationships regularly to ensure that we have cooperative relationships only with those who meet their obligations under the International Code.... Read More

Contaminants

Public health organizations around the world affirm the importance, safety, and value of human milk for the human baby. The World Health Organization (WHO), which conducts periodic reviews of the research published on contaminants and human milk, states definitively, “The benefits of breastfeeding far outweigh the toxicological disadvantages that are associated with certain POPs” ... Read More

Discretion

Breastfeeding is the most natural and normal way of feeding and nurturing your baby, and is highly valued in many cultures. Many mothers also find that although they feel proud of nursing their baby, they feel concerned about how to do this in a public place without drawing unwanted attention to themselves.... Read More
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Transgender & Non-binary Parents

Trans men, trans women, and non-binary individuals may choose to breastfeed or chestfeed their babies. You do not need to have given birth to breastfeed or chestfeed, as we can also see in the experiences of those nursing adopted babies.... Read More

Milk Issues

Being able to pump and store one’s own milk has been an enormous benefit for many who go back to work after their babies arrive. However, for a small group of people, this boon comes with an extra challenge: changes in the aroma and possibly the taste of their milk after it has been stored for a while.... Read More

Colostrum: Prenatal /Antenatal Expression

During the first trimester of pregnancy, the breasts begin producing colostrum in small amounts. [i] Sometimes colostrum ‘leaks’ onto the person’s bra or other clothing; others do not experience any outward signs that the breasts are preparing for lactation even as the pregnancy progresses. ... Read More