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New Beginnings Bookshelf: Breastfeeding Without Birthing by Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC

Reviewed by Winema Wilson Lanoue As a La Leche League Leader, I have seen a gradual rise in the number of women who did not give birth to a child and who choose to breastfeed. More and more… Read More

Celebrating 62 years: The Beginnings of La Leche League

Editor’s Note: As a young mother attending La Leche League Group meetings, I always looked forward to the month of October. The Leader of the Group I attended was a mother and grandmother who took the opportunity to step… Read More

A Look Back: A Whole New Way of Life

By Marian Tompson, co-Founder of La Leche League International Originally published in January/February 1981 La Leche League News Editor’s Note: The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members, was published in 1958. The… Read More

Rachel’s Story: Expressing My Milk

By Rachel Rhodes, Newport, Pennsylvania. I was blessed with a little boy on August 22, 2018. My mother has always stressed to me the importance of breastfeeding for as long as I can remember. Instantly my son, Jameson,… Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week: Resources For Children And Families

By AJ Cecil-Starlin, Sioux City, Iowa. This year marks the 7thannual Black Breastfeeding Week, celebrated August 25-31. The 2019 theme is “The World is Yours: Imagine. Innovate. Liberate!” LLL USA wants to help highlight the importance of diversity… Read More

Looking Back: A Change of View

Tamara Moshman, Maryland Originally published in the May-June 1979 issue of La Leche League News. Editor’s Note: The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members, was published in 1958. The name changed to New Beginnings in 1985. New Beginnings continued… Read More

Let’s Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month With Children’s Books!

Phoebe Fox, Phoenix, Arizona The Background  National Breastfeeding Month is celebrated in the US every year from August 1-31. This month is a special time to support and increase awareness of breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated the first week… Read More

Celebrate Breastfeeding In August With LLL USA and Live, Love, Latch!

Live, Love, Latch!® is a National Breastfeeding Month (August 1-31) celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups throughout the country. Live, Love, Latch!® events are designed not only to celebrate breastfeeding, but also… Read More

Easing the Distress of Major Surgery: Part II

Shannon Gill, Denver, Colorado Originally published in Close to the Heart (LLL Asia & Middle East’s periodical magazine) Vol 17, No. 1. Editor’s Note: Part I of Shannon and Hunter’s story was published on the New Beginnings blog on July… Read More