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James McKenna and Breastsleeping

Mary Francell, Georgia, USA Image courtesy of Kathryn O’Donnell The LLL of Georgia, USA, Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference with a concurrent Healthcare Provider Seminar and Leader Enrichment Workshop took place November 6-8, 2015 at the beautiful Jekyll Island Club on the Georgia coast. While parents enjoyed the lovely architecture, children at the conference were much … Read More

Mother and father sit close looking at baby. Mother holds baby and father has his hand on baby.

Babies Who Want to be Held

All babies did better if they got more holding and carrying, but in every community he studied, there were some babies who cried less and some who cried more. Some babies were more sensitive and became more distressed.... Read More

Seasonal Greetings! Using the changing seasons as inspiration for meetings

Anna Burbidge, Market Harborough, Great Britain After months of COVID restrictions and Zoom meetings, Leaders in some Areas are starting to resume face-to-face meetings and once again enjoy the pleasure of being in the company of other women. Zoom has been invaluable for many attendees during the last months, but some Leaders have found it … Read More

Putting Czech Republic on the LLL Map

Hana Cermakova, Brno, Czech Republic I became an LLL Leader in the summer of 2021. My first encounter with LLL was in 2018 when I was an expatriate (expat) living in Berlin, Germany and pregnant with my first child. I felt quite anxious about the whole process of having a child in a foreign country … Read More

Instinto Materno (Maternal Instinct)

Por Mayra A. Chuil López – Mérida, Mexico Había una vez una futura madre que esperaba con ansias a su bebito. Decidida a darle lo mejor se preparó buscando mucha información. Pasaron los días, de pronto, sin previo aviso, se adelantó el parto, su vientre fue abierto para darle paso a ese pequeño bebé que … Read More

Book review
101 Boobilicious Moments

By Valentina Attanasio – BT Managing Editor Michelle F. Creeden, 101 Boobilicious Moments, Dorrance Publishing Co: Pittsburgh. 2018. ISBN 9781480958500. Paperback, 121 pages. Have you ever found yourself in a situation that you thought would only happen to you, only to discover that it happens to others too? And that the support of others in … Read More

Making Connections

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Last week a new Leader was accredited, one whom I mentored through her application. After she officially became a Leader, I wanted to share a top Leader tip of some kind—a wise insight about the key to effectively supporting mothers throughout the normal course of breastfeeding. I considered many things. … Read More

Not Mixing Causes – the Secret to our Longevity?

Miriam Main, Edinburgh, Scotland 2021 is a year to remember. In addition to mothering, working, and leading through a pandemic, we have been able to celebrate La Leche League’s special 65th birthday. As we approach the end of this unusual year, I have been spending time reflecting on my role as a Leader. To be … Read More

What I Learned from NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP)

Eva Donat, Barcelona, Spain I don’t know what drew me to become a La Leche League Leader; perhaps it was destiny, or that my body was asking me to go further, to be with women, with mothers. Above all, I witnessed how mothers continually empowered themselves by trusting their bodies through breastfeeding. As a Leader … Read More

Nursing Through Controversy

By Kristin Oparaji – St. Louis, Missouri, USA Parenting across generations One of the many reasons a mother or a parent reaches out to a local La Leche League Leader is because of their ever-so-well-intentioned mother-in-law. With a tiny baby, the new mom talks to us through her tears, not only trying to get through … Read More