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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

Breastfeeding and Visitation or Custody

Breastfeeding and Visitation or Custody LLL USA recognizes that challenges and issues may arise when a nursing child is involved in a child visitation or custody situation as a result of divorce or separation. The child’s needs should… Read More

La Leche League Recipes Rediscovered: Chicken/Turkey Curry

Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible. (La Leche League philosophy) Breast milk is optimal nutrition for your baby. La Leche League has shared that… Read More

Low Milk Supply

LOW MILK SUPPLY One of the most common concerns of new breastfeeding parents is whether they have enough milk. One of the most asked questions is “Is my baby getting enough milk?” Luckily, even though there aren’t full/empty… Read More

Looking Back: Sisters (An Adoptive Nursing Story)

Carol Marino, Waterbury, Connecticut Originally published in the November-December 1974 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… Read More

Traveling With Fen

Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania My baby girl Fen came 22 days early via emergency cesarean towards the end of June. My husband had a two-week business trip six weeks later. He didn’t want to leave us at home, so… 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