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LLL Israel

Hannah Katsman, Petach Tikva, Israel LLL thriving in Israel! Just two or three years ago, we thought that LLL Groups in Israel were dying. One of our Leaders said “moms don’t bother to leave the house anymore. We should focus our efforts elsewhere.” But we have seen a revival. Of 23 Groups, many are now … Read More

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LLLI 60th Anniversary Celebrations

October 1, 2016–September 30, 2017. Sheri Parpia, former LLLI Board member and Board Chair, and Carolyn Driver-Burgess, Board member from Zone South Pacific/Asia, are heading a taskforce for LLLI’s 60th birthday. The official LLLI 60th anniversary year will run from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. To unite friends of La Leche League around … Read More

A Board Meeting Isn’t Boring!

Ann Calandro Each year, an LLLI Update containing the Board actions from the spring Annual Meeting, is distributed electronically to the LLL Community. Some may feel our Board meetings sound a little boring and dry but they are rich with interaction, laughter, and sharing. The Board is an interesting and diverse group of women made up of … Read More

Coaching Leader Applicants

Adapted from LLL of Michigan’s Area Leaders’ Letter, Great Lakes Grapevine, Summer 2009 A coach is someone who encourages, supports, teaches, and provides guidance to someone else, just as an administrator in business or an experienced sports player often helps someone new. In La Leche League, the supporting Leader and the representative from the Leader Accreditation … Read More

When Breastfeeding and Culture Meet

Adapted from “Culture: Some Introductions,” from Rocky Mountain Leader, LLL of Colorado/Wyoming’s Area Leaders’ Letter, Summer 2014 The other day, I met a work colleague, Stan, in the middle of a doorway. We laughed as we passed each other, because he had to duck to avoid hitting his head on the overhead hinge, and I could easily walk … Read More

Psoriasis and Breastfeeding

Christine Jones-Wollerton and Kathy Grossman As a breastfeeding mother Christine Jones-Wollerton has personally experienced the challenges of living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Today she uses her experiences gained over the last decade to help mothers through her work as a doula, peer counselor and LLL Leader. In this article Christine and Kathy Grossman share information about … Read More

Psoriasis and Breastfeeding

CHRISTINE JONES-WOLLERTON AND KATHY GROSSMAN As a breastfeeding mother Christine Jones-Wollerton has personally experienced the challenges of living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Today she uses her experiences gained over the last decade to help mothers through her work as a doula, peer counselor and LLL Leader. In this article Christine and Kathy Grossman share information about … Read More

Guidelines for Leaders on Facebook

Adapted from Sara Dale-Bley’s article in eConnect Number 31, the LLL US West Area Network publication for Leaders and LLL Administrators, April–June 2014 Facebook, a useful tool As an online social networking platform, Facebook can be a useful tool to create bridges between mothers and La Leche League, where none may have existed in the past. However, as … Read More

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L’Allattamento per le Madri Sieropositive

Pamela Morrison, IBCLC Tradotto da Sara Piloni, Viterbo, Revisionato da Elena Fumagalli, La Spezia, e Carla Scarsi, Genova Foto: Athena, per gentile concessione di Lena Ostroff Le raccomandazioni da parte delle autorità sanitarie mondiali sostengono l’allattamento esclusivo per tutti i bambini per i primi sei mesi di vita e la prosecuzione dell’allattamento fino a due anni … Read More