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LLL Hosts a Breastfeeding Tent at the Oklahoma Medieval Fair

By Sandy Moore-Furneaux and Rebecca Keepers, LLL of Kansas (Oklahoma), USA Sandy Moore-Furneaux and Rebecca Keepers share how running a breastfeeding tent at a popular local community fair proved to be a very successful outreach for La Leche League. In addition to being a La Leche League (LLL) Leader with LLL of Cleveland County Families in Oklahoma, … Read More

The Pre-Application Dialogue

Mariana de Petersen, Guatemala City, Guatemala As Leaders it’s important that we have a thorough dialogue with an interested mother before writing her recommendation and asking her to fill out the application form. Some Leaders may not be aware of this important step. The conversation needs to include: A discussion of La Leche League’s philosophy … Read More

Positioning: A New Perspective

Mary Francell, Atlanta, Georgia, USA When I first became an LLL Leader over 20 years ago, I was told that breastfeeding is a learned behavior. This always struck me as a little odd. After all, aren’t we mammals? Other mammal babies seem to know what to do. Not surprisingly, it turns out that human babies … Read More

LLL Leader, a Pathway to Become a Lactation Consultant?

Linda Wieser, Nova Scotia, Canada As Leaders, we often get inquiries from women who want to become both LLL Leaders and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). Since the Leader Accreditation Department (LAD) is an international department, we want to make sure that all Leaders are responding the same way to such inquiries. When contacted … Read More

Karin Gausman Fund

Leader Accreditation Department Council A fund has been set up in memory of Karin Gausman to express our deep gratitude to her for helping Leader Applicants and LAD representatives worldwide with their education and enrichment opportunities. Funds will be used to help Leader Applicants with their application and accreditation fees with priority given to Applicants … Read More

Beating the Baby Blues

Tammy McKinney, Dover, Pennsylvania, USA Beating the baby blues at the start of motherhood. The day my daughter was born was filled with emotion, exhaustion, and expectation. I remember wanting nothing more than to rest and stay awake all at the same time. There lay a little being whom I had anticipated meeting for so long. … Read More

Reaching Out

  Dawn Tucker, Uzbekistan & Florida, USA I live in Uzbekistan, but flew back to my home in Florida to have my baby girl, Josephine, and to be near friends and family. We stayed for three months: six weeks before and six weeks after the birth before returning to Uzbekistan. Reaching out to La Leche League Since I’d … Read More

Global Health Agencies and Breastfeeding

Linda Smith The World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) currently has 193 Member Nations and convenes the World Health Assembly (WHA) once a year ( Only nations are members of the WHO, and only nations send voting delegations to WHA meetings. WHA Resolution A World Health Assembly Resolution is a recommendation passed (after a great deal of … Read More

Newborn Weight Loss: Getting Back on Track

  Vanessa Pinto, Sag Harbor, New York, USA Newborn weight loss: getting back on track with breastfeeding. None of the mothers in my family or my husband’s had ever breastfed. They disapproved of my desire to do so, explaining that it was too exhausting and telling me stories of women they knew who had tried and … Read More

An American in Rome

  Italiano Rachel Simpson, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA Spending time with my family as an American in Rome. In Italy and other parts of the world there exists the “transumanza.” This is the Italian term for the traditional twice-yearly migration of sheep and cows from the highlands to the lowlands, and vice versa. The word literally means “crossing … Read More