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The Long Road Home: One Leader’s Journey

by Jessica Starr, Caerphilly, Wales, LLL Great Britain Setting Off I know the exact day and time when my journey to becoming an LLL Leader began. It was Saturday 13 February 2010, 6:04 P.M. Boom! My life as I knew it exploded and I was left, surrounded by the debris of what I thought I … Read More

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Milk Donation Policy

The first priority of LLLI is to help mothers to breastfeed their babies at the breast. A second priority is to help mothers when it is necessary for them to express and safely store and handle their own milk for their babies. When their own mother’s milk is unavailable, babies may need human milk donated … 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

Milk Sharing in an Age of Social Media

Michelle Angeletti, MSW, Ph.D. Professional Liaison Research Associate for the LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education Area Network and Mary Francell, Area Professional Liaison for LLL of Georgia, USA. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of social media and Internet sites where breastfeeding mothers can informally share breast milk. Mothers today tend to be … 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

LLL Mixing Causes

Cindy Garrison, Interim Director of the Leader Accreditation Department (LAD) Cindy and Mariana Petersen, Interim Administrator of Leader Accreditation (ALA) for Latin America, presented several LAD sessions at the Latin American Regional Conference held in Costa Rica on November 2-4, 2014. This article is inspired by one of their presentations. What is “mixing causes”? Mixing … Read More

When Meeting Introductions Are the Meeting

Kathy Grossman, Moab, Utah, USA Adapted from eConnect, LLL of US West Area Network’s electronic newsletter for Leaders, Issue 27, April/May/June 2013 A good time for participants to introduce themselves can be right before the discussion. Not only does this give them the opportunity to get to know a little about each other, it also helps … Read More

LLL Indonesia

F.B. Monika Purba, LLL Indonesia Monika became a Leader in the United States. After living in New York, USA, for several years, she returned to Indonesia. Several months later, she started a new La Leche League Group in Bandung, Indonesia. Monika said “It was a challenge to start a new Group in Indonesia because only … Read More