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A mother’s story from Cape Town

GWYNNETH JACOBS, Cape Town, South Africa About me I am 37 years old and will be married for five years in February to my husband, Stanley. We got married in 2014 and shortly after that I fell pregnant with my son, Christian, who was born that December and has just turned four. I am the … Read More

Comfort Objects and Attachment Parenting

Alice Allan, Central Asia Originally published August 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo: Alexander Simantiri-Coates Cloth mothers: where do comfort objects fit into attachment parenting? My favorite childhood toy, or to coin the great British psychologist D.W. Winnicott’s phrase, my “transitional object,” was a puffin (actually he still is). He … Read More

Why Breastfeeding Is Good for Mothers’ Mental Health

KATHLEEN KENDALL-TACKETT, PHD, IBCLC, FAPA Originally published July 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Español New research shows how breastfeeding lowers mothers’ risk of depression, helps them get more sleep, and overcome past adversity. Each year, hundreds of thousands of mothers worldwide become depressed after giving birth. Professionals are more aware of … Read More

LLLI News 11 January 2019

HAPPY New Year We wish all Leaders a Happy New Year and a successful 2019. This beautiful banner is free to use by LLL groups / entities around the globe. Please credit the designer, Mariana Elenova (an interested mother). It is available from the LLL Leaders Facebook group, along with several others: WHAT’S UP … Read More

English and French La Leche League Support in Japan

A continuing series of informal discussion meetings are offered and are open to all women interested in breastfeeding (pregnant or otherwise). Nursing infants and toddlers are always welcome. Meetings cover such topics as the benefits of breastfeeding, getting started and family adjustments & support, overcoming difficulties, nutrition, and weaning. Enrichment meetings focus on a topic in depth.... Read More