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Feed the Baby—And the Microbes

Српски-Srpski Español Mary Francell, Atlanta, Georgia, USA In recent years, there has been widespread interest in the role of beneficial bacteria in the human intestinal tract and throughout the body. Commensal  microbes (the normal microflora on our body surfaces) are believed to be involved in everything from regulating immune function to secreting neurotransmitters. Babies get these … Read More

When There Are Two—Breastfeeding Twins

Español Clare Davidson, Derbyshire, England Adapted from a write-up of a discussion on breastfeeding twins by Sarah Gill and Sadie Morrison at the La Leche League Great Britain (LLLGB) Conference on 15 October 2016 in Derby. First published in LLLGB’s Feedback (Leaders’ newsletter). Reprinted with permission. Clare Davidson recalls her memories of a session at the LLLGB … Read More

Feed the Baby—And the Microbes

MARY FRANCELL, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA In recent years, there has been widespread interest in the role of beneficial bacteria in the human intestinal tract and throughout the body. Commensal  microbes (the normal microflora on our body surfaces) are believed to be involved in everything from regulating immune function to secreting neurotransmitters. Babies get these microbes … Read More

When There Are Two—Breastfeeding Twins

ESPAÑOL Clare Davidson, Derbyshire, England Adapted from a write-up of a discussion on breastfeeding twins by Sarah Gill and Sadie Morrison at the La Leche League Great Britain (LLLGB) Conference on 15 October 2016 in Derby. First published in LLLGB’s Feedback (Leaders’ newsletter). Reprinted with permission. Clare Davidson recalls her memories of a session at the LLLGB … Read More

A Quick Guide to the International (WHO) Code

HELEN GRAY, LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes from the World Health Organization (the Code) covers marketing and promotion of products meant to substitute for breastfeeding. It does not ban their sale or use; it simply restricts their promotion. WHY DO WE NEED A CODE? The Code is needed to support infant health and prevent unscrupulous … Read More

A Quick Guide to the International (WHO) Code

Español Helen Gray, London, Great Britain The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes from the World Health Organization (the Code) covers marketing and promotion of products meant to substitute for breastfeeding. It does not ban their sale or use; it simply restricts their promotion. Why do we need a Code? The Code is needed to support infant health and prevent … Read More

James McKenna y el Lacto-Descanso

Mary Francell, Georgia, EE. UU. Imagen cortesía de Kathryn O´Donnell Traducido por Amaranta Avendaño, Buenos Aires, Argentina. La Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference, de LLL Georgia, EE. UU., simultánea con el Healthcare Provider Seminar y el Leader Enrichment Workshop tuvieron lugar del 6 al 8 de noviembre de 2015, en el hermoso Jekyll Island Club sobre … Read More

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Breastfeeding a Foster Baby

  Anon, CA, USA In December 2015, my husband received a call from a social worker informing him that his sister had given birth to a little girl who was now under protective custody. The social worker wanted to know if we were willing to foster and possibly adopt our baby niece. To be honest, … Read More

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Pumping for My Injured Baby

  Summer Dun, Sherwood, Arkansas, USA A pumping story In January, 2014, we welcomed our third child into our family, our sweet baby, Rose. She had a rocky start. I am rhesus negative and was carrying antibodies to the rhesus factor. Rose was in the NICU for three days after she was born and then readmitted a few days later … Read More

Supporting Leader Applicants Through Technology

Español Cynthia Mann and Barbarie Palmer, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Cynthia and I fell into LLL leadership and into supporting Leader Applicants in the same way we learned to mother our children—by being thoughtful and flexible, relying on our intuition and seeking out support from each other. Our applications started at a time when the lone … Read More