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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

Growing in LLLove

How La Leche League helped me parent my gender non-conforming child Valerie Vanderlip Originally published in the LLL Pines and Palmettos (North Carolina and South Carolina) newsletter “Y’all Means ALLL” in March 2019. When my middle child was… Read More

Celebrating Loving Support!!

Father’s Day is celebrated this coming Sunday, June 16, 2019, in the United States. New Beginnings is using this week’s blog to highlight several families, sharing and celebrating different ways that fathers support their own breastfeeding families. Alexander (Alex) Gonzalez and… Read More

Looking Back: Look At Your Baby!

Rosemary Day, Indianapolis, Indiana Originally published in Hoosier Hi LLLites (LLL Indiana) and reprinted in the January-February 1976 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…. Read More

Liz’s Story: Struggles with Tongue-Tie and Weight Gain

Liz Bergstrom, Fort Worth, Texas My first child (my son) is a little over two years old, and I’m now breastfeeding my second baby. My son had an undiagnosed tongue- and lip-tie for two months. I breastfed him… Read More

Feeding The Family: Pleasing Pasta Salad

Tessa Schatteman, Twin Cities area, Minnesota After one final snowstorm, spring has finally sprung in Minnesota! My husband, two-year-old son, and I can’t wait for the months of countless hikes and walks. With another baby on the way… Read More

Audrey’s Story: “My Breasts Work Just Fine At 40”

Audrey Grimaldi, Long Island, New York. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I looked around the room wondering, “Am I the oldest one in here? Are we the oldest couple here?” I didn’t really feel out… Read More