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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

A Nursing Love Poem: A Conversation With Author Michelle Neyland

Rebecca “Beck” McCormick, Virginia Michelle Neyland is a mother of two and author of A Nursing Love Poem, a sweet, rhyming children’s book that captures universal moments from birth to toddlerhood. This sturdy, gorgeously-illustrated board book is a delight for… Read More

Five Minutes

Amy Nelson, Yankton, South Dakota When my oldest child was a toddler, I stayed at home and my husband worked out of town, returning home for three days each week. Our nearest family was hours away. While I… Read More

Shanice’s Story: Breastfeeding As A Teen Parent

Shanice Lewis, Derby, United Kingdom When was the first time I saw someone breastfeed? I don’t actually remember the very first time. It’s always been something that was normal, and my mum just did it. She breastfed six babies—the last… Read More

Feeding The Family: Snack Ideas

It’s not always easy to find healthy, fun snacks to feed your family. If your children are anything like mine, they all have different likes and, once you find something that they agree on, it seems as if… Read More

Laura’s Story: Persevering Through The Difficult Early Months

Laura P., New York City, New York When my son was born, I had no experience with being a mother or breastfeeding. I agreed to give breastfeeding a shot, but I was very nervous about it. Most of… Read More

Looking Back: Sharing A Well-Loved Book

Roberta O’Benar, La Grange Park, Illinois Originally published in the September/October 1978 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… Read More