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A Day in the Life of a Leader

Helen Gray, London, Great Britain There are five traditional responsibilities of leadership: helping mothers, planning and leading Series Meetings, managing the Group, keeping up to date, and helping mothers prepare for leadership. Helen Gray, a Leader in London, Great Britain wrote this for her Group’s interested mothers and Leader Applicants to explain the day-to-day role … Read More

A Leader Applicant Kit

Deborah Robertson, Rochester, United Kingdom LLL Kent is a busy Group in the United Kingdom with 14 active co-Leaders. Over the last 22 years, LLL Kent has seen 22 Leader Applicants become accredited LLL Leaders. There are currently six Applicants in LLL Kent attending monthly Applicant Workshops. The Leaders in LLL Kent have collected various … Read More

What Is the Professional Liaison Department?

Philippa Pearson-Glaze and Mary Francell The Professional Liaison Department (PL Dept) of La Leche League is available in many parts of the world to provide support and information to Leaders dealing with medical and legal queries. While some PL Leaders are medical professionals, such as doctors or International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), others are … Read More

The Role of the LLL Leader in the Breastfeeding Support Landscape

By Cathy Heinz, Virginia, USA and Mary Francell, Georgia, USA As La Leche League Leaders, we are accredited by LLLI to support families through the normal course of breastfeeding from birth through weaning (and sometimes beyond!). We have an important role in the breastfeeding landscape: supporting, informing, educating, and listening to families during this magical … Read More

Writing with Respect

Juanita Watt, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA Adapted from LADders 2015-3 No. 22. Newsletter for members of the Leader Accreditation Department Respect. This word is used frequently in La Leche League (LLL). As Leaders we respect the mothers we help, as well as Leader Applicants and co-Leaders, as individuals and as adults responsible for making … Read More

Group Fundraising Ideas

Expenses involved in running an LLL Group include buying new books and leaflets for the library. For some Groups it might involve room rental or refreshments when the venue is a public building. Leader or Group dues, travel expenses, and conference fees are also legitimate expenses. How does your Group raise money? We asked for your … Read More

Pies diminutos, huellas enormes

Merel van Goor den Held Traducido por Inma Mellado, Madrid, España Foto: Destiny Tillery Los bebés tienen los pies diminutos, pero la leche de fórmula deja una gran huella. Publicada inicialmente en  holandés, en agosto de 2015, en Down to Earth Magazine (Amigos de la Tierra, Holanda) y traducida al inglés por su autora para Breastfeeding Today. La … Read More

Stillpositionen

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA Übersetzt von Anja Harnisch, Österreich Foto: Jax McCormick von Leilani Rogers Wie eine natürliche Stillposition—die Mutter zurückgelehnt, das Baby mit dem Bauch nach unten, und Körper, Baby und Brust positioniert—bei einem leichteren Stillstart helfen kann. Während der ersten Woche nach der Geburt hatten 92% der stillenden Mütter in einer Studie von gröberen Stillproblemen berichtet … Read More

Milk Matters: Infant Feeding and Immune Disorder

Maureen Minchin, Geelong, Australia, 2015 Book excerpt reprinted with permission. Complementary feeding: legal implications and duty of care How many mothers would be willing to give early formula feeds if fully informed in writing of the real nature of formula? That it is non-sterile, contains fats made by genetically altered marine algae and soil fungi, … Read More