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Creating That LLL Feeling at a Zoom Meeting

Anna Burbidge, Market Harborough, Great Britain During the global COVID-19 pandemic over the last year many LLL Leaders have turned to Zoom as a way of offering Group meetings, and many have found it can be a really good way to provide information and mother-to-mother support. (See https://www.llli.org/zooming-into-the-future/) Over the past year my own Group … Read More

Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with Down Syndrome

By Chris Newlon – Illinois, USA I never fully appreciated the nursing bond until my last child was born. I am the mother of five children with an age span of 16 years from oldest to youngest. The first four babies had completely different nursing styles – the leisure nurser, the barracuda nurser, the sleepy … Read More

Hidden Beginnings

This article contains personal experience of infant loss by Caroline Herman – Rockville, Maryland, USA For most people, spring is a time of hope and renewal, but for the past three years, spring has been the hardest time of year for me.  In April of 2019, my firstborn daughter, Elizabeth, passed away sixteen days after … Read More

LLLI News 17 May 2021

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“I wasn’t expecting that” –Heart Sink Moments at Meetings

Photo source: United States Breastfeeding Committee Anna Burbidge, Market Harborough, Great Britain Anna highlights a number of challenging scenarios that may arise at Series Meetings with suggestions of how to handle them. Many of us start attending La Leche League meetings as mothers needing support, and we experience the warmth and acceptance in an LLL … Read More

Image: anaesthetist administers anesthesia for surgery. They wear blue scrubs. Background is blue. Text: Anesthesia & Breastfeeding: More Often Than Not, They Are Compatible

I AM HAVING SURGERY

Many review articles have concluded that most patients may safely breastfeed healthy term or older children immediately after surgery. Once you are alert, aware, and able to hold your baby, it means the anesthetic has moved from your blood to your fat and muscle tissue to be slowly released over time.... Read More

SKIN-TO-SKIN IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3!

We are delighted to co-publish this new poster about skin-to-skin contact. Download and print for use in your communities, or share on social media. We are in the process of translating the poster into multiple languages. If you’re looking for resources in a particular language please let us know at info@llli.org. Skip to: COLOR POSTERS TO … Read More