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Postpartum Depression

Hanny Ghazi, LLLF Spanish-speaking moms, France LLL believes that mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. And a baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food. For women with postpartum depression, these simple aspects … Read More

Milk Sharing in an Age of Social Media

Michelle Angeletti, MSW, Ph.D. Professional Liaison Research Associate for the LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education Area Network and Mary Francell, Area Professional Liaison for LLL of Georgia, USA. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of social media and Internet sites where breastfeeding mothers can informally share breast milk. Mothers today tend to be … Read More

When a Mother Experiences Infant Loss

By Lisa Thompson, Michigan, Indiana, USA I remember when I saw the news. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, looking for a birth announcement. Sarah1, one of the mothers in our local LLL Group, had gone into labor the night before. I was eager to hear the details of her birth. Sarah’s page had a … Read More

Body Image of Mothers

Diana West, BA, IBCLC and Lisa Manning The transformations of pregnancy and motherhood can magnify our self-image. Many women discover a new physical empowerment, but others are left feeling a quiet misery of unattractiveness. A quick glance at online forums for new mothers confirms there are many ways that postpartum changes affect women’s feelings about their … Read More

LLL Mixing Causes

Cindy Garrison, Interim Director of the Leader Accreditation Department (LAD) Cindy and Mariana Petersen, Interim Administrator of Leader Accreditation (ALA) for Latin America, presented several LAD sessions at the Latin American Regional Conference held in Costa Rica on November 2-4, 2014. This article is inspired by one of their presentations. What is “mixing causes”? Mixing … Read More

When Meeting Introductions Are the Meeting

Kathy Grossman, Moab, Utah, USA Adapted from eConnect, LLL of US West Area Network’s electronic newsletter for Leaders, Issue 27, April/May/June 2013 A good time for participants to introduce themselves can be right before the discussion. Not only does this give them the opportunity to get to know a little about each other, it also helps … Read More

LLL Indonesia

F.B. Monika Purba, LLL Indonesia Monika became a Leader in the United States. After living in New York, USA, for several years, she returned to Indonesia. Several months later, she started a new La Leche League Group in Bandung, Indonesia. Monika said “It was a challenge to start a new Group in Indonesia because only … Read More

LLL Israel

Hannah Katsman, Petach Tikva, Israel LLL thriving in Israel! Just two or three years ago, we thought that LLL Groups in Israel were dying. One of our Leaders said “moms don’t bother to leave the house anymore. We should focus our efforts elsewhere.” But we have seen a revival. Of 23 Groups, many are now … Read More

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LLLI 60th Anniversary Celebrations

October 1, 2016–September 30, 2017. Sheri Parpia, former LLLI Board member and Board Chair, and Carolyn Driver-Burgess, Board member from Zone South Pacific/Asia, are heading a taskforce for LLLI’s 60th birthday. The official LLLI 60th anniversary year will run from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. To unite friends of La Leche League around … Read More

A Board Meeting Isn’t Boring!

Ann Calandro Each year, an LLLI Update containing the Board actions from the spring Annual Meeting, is distributed electronically to the LLL Community. Some may feel our Board meetings sound a little boring and dry but they are rich with interaction, laughter, and sharing. The Board is an interesting and diverse group of women made up of … Read More