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LLLI News 6 May 2019

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A couple sleepwith one baby nestled into mother, and one baby in a sidecar attached to the bed. The mother is in a protective 'cuddle curl' next to her baby.

Sleep-training… or not

The Mama-support-system has arms that help with shifts in position.  It has warmth, comfort, and reassuring sounds.  It has a snuggly breast that offers food, comfort, and sleep-encouraging hormones; and it has an adult brain that does the problem-solving.  The problem-solving may go something like this:   Breast?  No.  Position?  No.  Diaper?  No.  Try breast again?  Yes.  Take away that responsive, problem-solving support system and you have a baby who’s totally helpless. ... Read More

LLLI News 8 April 2019

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Expert Mothers

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The Value of a Welcome

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LLLI News 8 March 19

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Working with Your Child’s Doctor

Why do some healthcare professionals express only lukewarm support for breastfeeding? This is puzzling, since the scientific evidence in support of breastfeeding is overwhelming. Part of the explanation is that, simply put, they are human.... Read More