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Order of Women and Democracy “Policarpa Salavarrieta”

Mantenerse al día Orden de Mujeres y Democracia “Policarpa Salavarrieta” Claudia García, Bogotá, Colombia El martes 14 de diciembre de 2021, la Liga de La Leche Colombia recibió la condecoración de la Orden de la Mujer y la Democracia “Policarpa Salavarrieta” de manos de la Comisión Jurídica para la Equidad de la Mujer del Congreso … Read More

Dear Readers

Dear Readers, Welcome to the first issue of Breastfeeding Today for 2022 and my last one as Managing Editor. I feel sad having to say goodbye to all of you, but I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with a great team over the last two years. I would like to thank … Read More

Learning to Share; Sharing to Learn

By Esther Schiedel – Corvallis, Oregon, USA As a La Leche League Leader and as a parenting educator I know the value of parents being able to share their experiences with other parents and to hear about the experiences of others. At the start of every La Leche League meeting, Leaders set some ground rules. … Read More

Book review
101 Boobilicious Moments

By Valentina Attanasio – BT Managing Editor Michelle F. Creeden, 101 Boobilicious Moments, Dorrance Publishing Co: Pittsburgh. 2018. ISBN 9781480958500. Paperback, 121 pages. Have you ever found yourself in a situation that you thought would only happen to you, only to discover that it happens to others too? And that the support of others in … Read More

End Exploitative Marketing Open Letter

La Leche League International signs the @WHO/@UNICEF open letter and call in support of mothers and families, to #EndExploitativeMarketing practices used by the $55 billion formula milk industry. The World Health Organization recently published the report, “How marketing of formula milk influences our decisions on infant feeding”. This report is the largest of its kind … Read More

A mother sits breastfeeding, she is facing away from us looking across a bleak, muddy landscape

Грудне вигодовування в надзвичайних ситуаціях

Адаптовано із статті Амбер Зінгс для Breastfeeding Today. Землетруси трапляються в найнеочікуваніший час. Я теж не планувала потрапити в землетрус 7,8 балів під час відпустки в Коста-Ріці зі своєю сім‘єю. Мені вдалося сховатися з майже дворічною донькою, а потім ми втекли на височину, оскільки боялися наближення цунамі. В той день у мене було багато клопоту, … Read More

How Human Milk Helps Build Baby Brains

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

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?

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