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LLLI News 4 April 2022

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April 2022 Leader Today

Welcome to our April 2022 issue! In this issue we have  an exciting announcement from LLL Colombia about their winning the Order of Women and Democracy “Policarpa Salavarrieta” and Hana Cermakova announces a new LLL presence in the Czech republic. Kelly Durbin discusses lactational amenorrhea and its role in fertility, birth control and breastfeeding and … Read More

Abundant Milk and Rapid Milk Ejection

by Mary Francell, Washington, USA Based on a talk by Kay Hoover presented at the LLLI 65th anniversary conference Having a robust milk supply usually ensures that a baby thrives and grows. However, sometimes an oversupply or a rapid milk ejection reflex (MER) can cause problems for both mother and baby. At the LLLI 65th … Read More

Lactational amenorrhea: fertility, birth control and breastfeeding

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Lactational amenorrhea is a period of temporary infertility that accompanies breastfeeding and is marked by the absence of monthly periods. Postpartum fertility is an important topic and many mothers who seek breastfeeding support have questions about using lactation as a means of birth control. The physiology of lactational amenorrhea involves … Read More

Seasonal Greetings! Using the changing seasons as inspiration for meetings

Anna Burbidge, Market Harborough, Great Britain After months of COVID restrictions and Zoom meetings, Leaders in some Areas are starting to resume face-to-face meetings and once again enjoy the pleasure of being in the company of other women. Zoom has been invaluable for many attendees during the last months, but some Leaders have found it … Read More

Discussing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Applicants

Sarah Quigley, San Francisco, California, USA and Linda Wieser, Nova Scotia, Canada Equity, diversity and inclusion, also known as EDI, are valued within La Leche League (LLL).  Why are equity, diversity and inclusion important? They complement our mission: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a … Read More

Putting Czech Republic on the LLL Map

Hana Cermakova, Brno, Czech Republic I became an LLL Leader in the summer of 2021. My first encounter with LLL was in 2018 when I was an expatriate (expat) living in Berlin, Germany and pregnant with my first child. I felt quite anxious about the whole process of having a child in a foreign country … Read More