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Islamic and Cultural Practices in Breastfeeding

Shaheda Yashmin, Clapham, Great Britain Photo: Fotosearch Breastfeeding is important to me for several reasons. One reason is my religion. As a Muslim parent, I always try to follow Islamic guidelines and I was fascinated to discover breastfeeding is mentioned in the Quran1 (Islam’s holy book). As I read more about Islam and breastfeeding, I came across … Read More

Muss man wirklich abpumpen?

Alice Allan, IBCLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Übersetzung von Anja Harnisch, LLL-Beraterin, Österreich Untersucht, ob Milchpumpen wirklich notwendig sind. Bei manchen Müttern fließt die Milch nicht in die Pumpe und sie können nur ein paar kümmerliche Tropfen produzieren, obwohl sie in Wirklichkeit eine gute Milchproduktion haben. Verkaufsschlager Weltweit werden die Verkäufe von Milchpumpen auf 5,5 Millionen … Read More

¿Por qué es buena la lactancia para la salud mental de una madre?

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA ENGLISH Las investigaciones más recientes demuestran que la lactancia minimiza el riesgo de depresión, ayuda a que las madres duerman más y superen malas experiencias del pasado. Cada año, miles de madres en todo el mundo padecen depresión post parto. Por un lado, los profesionales de la salud, más que … Read More

Evolution of a Breastfeeding Mother

  Deutsch Español Français Diana West, BA, IBCLC, Long Valley, New Jersey, USA Mothering after breast reduction surgery When I became pregnant for the first time, the one thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t going to breastfeed. I’d had breast reduction surgery and my surgeon had said it wasn’t possible. At the time of … Read More

¿De verdad necesitas extraerte leche?

Alice Allan, IBCLC, Addis Abeba, Etiopía Traducido por Inma Mellado, Madrid, España estudia si son necesarios los sacaleches Algunas madres no consiguen sentir la bajada de la leche cuando usan un sacaleches y producen sólo unas pocas gotas, cuando en realidad tienen una buena producción de leche. Superventas Las ventas de sacaleches se estiman en unos … Read More

Sudden Weaning for Medical Reasons

Sarah McCann, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland Adapted from her blog “Breastfeeding Resources, Northern Ireland,” posted August 2, 2011. Sudden weaning in order to take a medication comes with risks and difficulties for mother and baby. Sarah looks at the implications of an early end to breastfeeding and explains that many medications are compatible with breastfeeding. When … Read More

When a Mother Experiences Infant Loss

By Lisa Thompson, Michigan, Indiana, USA I remember when I saw the news. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, looking for a birth announcement. Sarah1, one of the mothers in our local LLL Group, had gone into labor the night before. I was eager to hear the details of her birth. Sarah’s page had a … Read More

Postpartum Depression

Hanny Ghazi, LLLF Spanish-speaking moms, France LLL believes that mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. And a baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food. For women with postpartum depression, these simple aspects … Read More

When a Mother Experiences Infant Loss

By Lisa Thompson, Michigan, Indiana, USA I remember when I saw the news. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, looking for a birth announcement. Sarah1, one of the mothers in our local LLL Group, had gone into labor the night before. I was eager to hear the details of her birth. Sarah’s page had a … Read More

Body Image of Mothers

Diana West, BA, IBCLC and Lisa Manning The transformations of pregnancy and motherhood can magnify our self-image. Many women discover a new physical empowerment, but others are left feeling a quiet misery of unattractiveness. A quick glance at online forums for new mothers confirms there are many ways that postpartum changes affect women’s feelings about their … Read More