Helping Mothers: Public

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Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in COVID-19 Emergency

Monday, October 5, 2020

Pushpa Panadam, Asuncion, Paraguay On 11th March, 2020, Paraguay imposed lockdown due to a new strain of coronavirus. Many countries in Latin America soon followed suit as suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 (the disease caused by the virus) and the associated deaths started to increase. With COVID-19 cases increasing, Lactared Paso 10, a WhatsApp … Read More

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and Breastfeeding

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP, Maryland, USA The use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications by breastfeeding mothers is even more common than the use of prescription drugs. The sale and use of OTC drugs is a multi-billion dollar industry and there is an overwhelming variety of OTC products available to consumers—for common and not so … Read More

The Unmothered Mother

Friday, March 31, 2017

JAYNE JOYCE, OXFORDSHIRE, LA LECHE LEAGUE GREAT BRITAIN Jayne Joyce writes about the connection between how we are parented and how we parent our children. Families define themselves and function in many ways. Some readers, who have experienced parental care that was abusive, neglectful or entirely absent, or who do not identity as mothers, may … Read More

When There Are Two—Breastfeeding Twins

Monday, January 16, 2017

ESPAÑOL Clare Davidson, Derbyshire, England Adapted from a write-up of a discussion on breastfeeding twins by Sarah Gill and Sadie Morrison at the La Leche League Great Britain (LLLGB) Conference on 15 October 2016 in Derby. First published in LLLGB’s Feedback (Leaders’ newsletter). Reprinted with permission. Clare Davidson recalls her memories of a session at the LLLGB … Read More

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Islamic and Cultural Practices in Breastfeeding

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SHAHEDA YASHMIN, CLAPHAM, GREAT BRITAIN FRANÇAIS TÜRKÇE Breastfeeding is important to me for several reasons. One reason is my religion. As a Muslim parent, I always try to follow Islamic guidelines and I was fascinated to discover breastfeeding is mentioned in the Quran1 (Islam’s holy book). As I read more about Islam and breastfeeding, I came … Read More

Psoriasis and Breastfeeding

Friday, January 30, 2015

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

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