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New Beginnings

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

Feeding The Family: Avocado Chicken Salad

Naomi Benjamin, Blaine, Minnesota. Here is a recipe that is a favorite in our household. It’s also dairy free and quite nutritionally dense. My nurslings will eat multiple portions; they typically eat more than I do when this is… Read More

Looking Back: Rainstorms

Jane Pedler, Union City, New Jersey Originally published in Garden Statements (LLL New Jersey) and reprinted in the January-February 1978 issue of La Leche League News. Editor’s Note: The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members,… Read More

Chrissy’s Story: My Experience With Induced Lactation

Chrissy Fleishman, Maryland Even though I did not carry or birth my child, I decided to induce lactation in order to breastfeed him. Yes it’s possible, and more and more people are doing it! Parents through surrogacy and… Read More

Returning To Work

Sadie Wright, Queens, New York I felt the sensation that usually would cue me to look at my baby to see if he needed feeding — my breasts filling up with milk. However, I was back at work,… Read More

A Conversation with Teresa Pitman, Author of Baby-Led Weaning: The (Not-So) Revolutionary Way to Start Solids and Make a Happy Eater

AJ Cecil-Starlin, Sioux City, Iowa Baby-Led Weaning: The (Not-So) Revolutionary Way to Start Solids and Make a Happy Eater is an excellent resource for both new and seasoned parents. It’s filled with everything parents could want to know to… Read More

Feeding The Family: Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas

Janice Prosterman, Omaha, Neb. My husband and I babysit our four young grandchildren ages two to six years old, 55 hours or more a week. The grandchildren are from two different families. Here are two of their favorite… Read More