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Email Helping—Practice for Leader Applicants

Linda Wieser, Nova Scotia, Canada When practicing helping questions, Leader Applicants often want to start with a practice email. They assume it will be much easier than responding to a question on the phone or in person because they can respond when their children are sleeping or with someone else. They look forward to being able … Read More

Reaching Out

  Dawn Tucker, Uzbekistan & Florida, USA I live in Uzbekistan, but flew back to my home in Florida to have my baby girl, Josephine, and to be near friends and family. We stayed for three months: six weeks before and six weeks after the birth before returning to Uzbekistan. Reaching out to La Leche League Since I’d … Read More

A New Co-Leader in Four Easy Steps

Suzy Landreth, Nebraska, USA Adapted from an article in the Nebraska Pioneer, Spring/Summer 2013 I remember years ago when my mother purchased a new Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). Yes, I said it was years ago! My husband was trying to explain to her what all the little buttons were and what they did. She said … Read More

Evolution of a Breastfeeding Mother

  Deutsch Español Français Diana West, BA, IBCLC, Long Valley, New Jersey, USA Mothering after breast reduction surgery When I became pregnant for the first time, the one thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t going to breastfeed. I’d had breast reduction surgery and my surgeon had said it wasn’t possible. At the time of … Read More

Leaders Who Stay

We asked Leaders who stay in La Leche League despite having weaned long ago: “Why does LLL continue to be important to you?” Paula Hinson, Farnham Group, Great Britain. Accredited in 2000. I was guided to LLL Farnham by a friend who was and still is a Leader (Ginny Eaton) as soon as she heard … Read More

Twice as Nice

Kasia Jedrzejewska, London, UK Alex was three pounds and nine ounces (1.8kg) when he was born. That’s about half of an average newborn’s weight. His twin brother Nathan was six pounds and eight ounces (3.1kg). Although they had separate placentas and separate amniotic sacs so that one should not have been taking from the other, … Read More

Breastfeeding with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Photo: Belle Verdiglione First published June 2016 DEUTSCH PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women. Symptoms include: Raised levels of insulin (that can lead to excessive weight gain). Raised levels of male hormones (that can lead to acne and growth of unwanted hair). Irregular menses, ovarian cysts. Raised risk of diabetes. Underdevelopment of breast tissue. … Read More

Was It Worth It?

JESSICA WIMPENNY, Silsden, West Yorkshire, UK Originally published January 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Prior to my baby’s birth I decided to opt for breastfeeding her. This decision was based on the apparent ease of it as a feeding method, the knowledge that I could be anywhere at any time and … Read More