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The Dad of a Breastfed Toddler

ARTHUR MOLLOY, ISLE OF MAN, UK Originally published October 2012, republished here with the express permission of the author. I am the dad of a breastfed toddler. How do I feel about our two-and-a-bit-year-old still nursing? Honestly, if you had asked me that two years ago, I think I might have been dumbfounded. Even now, I sometimes … Read More

Finding Your People

TERESA PITMAN Originally published December 2010 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo Robert Zuill This article by Teresa Pitman originally used the phrase ‘Finding Your Tribe‘. At the suggestion of the LLL USA Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, and with the agreement of Teresa Pitman, we have removed the “finding your tribe” language … Read More

At-Breast Supplementer Nursing

Charlotte Yonge, LLL Paris English Leader and IBCLC, Paris, France Originally published in September 2010, updated October 2018 and republished with the express permission of the author. It is important to know that if a baby gets supplements with an artificial nipple, there is a high risk that he will end up being bottle-fed and will … Read More

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La Liga de la Leche es una organización internacional, sin fines de lucro y no sectaria1. LLL apoya a todas las personas que quieren amamantar o alimentar a su bebé al pecho, para que alcancen sus metas. Quienes integramos La Leche League International hemos lactado a nuestrxs bebés. Si quieres hacer lo mismo, seas quien seas, sea cual sea tu historia, estamos aquí para ayudarte. LLLI se compromete a servir a todas las personas, sin importar su raza, etnia, religión, sexo, origen nacional, ascendencia, edad, estado civil, capacidad física o mental, estado socioeconómico, puntos de vista políticos, identidad de género, orientación sexual, estructura familiar u otro estado protegido.... Read More

What is D-MER?

An interview with Alia Macrina Heise, IBCLC and Diane Wiessinger, IBCLC Originally published July 07 2016, republished with express permission Photos: Suzie Blake D-MER (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex) Alia Macrina Heise is an International Board Certified Lactation Counselor who suffered some intense negative emotions while breastfeeding her third baby. When her milk let down she … Read More

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Your Body, Choices, and Support

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax, Oakton, VA, USA Originally published August 2016 Unwittingly, the author of the opinion post “My Body, My Choice” paraphrased the mission of La Leche League: “Every woman who wants to breastfeed should be able to do so, with full medical, legal and social support.” Many mothers come to La Leche League … Read More