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Breastfeeding and Health Conditions

Breastfeeding and Motor Development: Mutually Beneficial!

January 3rd, 2017

Allyson Wessells, Columbus, Ohio I became a physical therapist in 1999, a mother in 2007, and a La Leche League Leader in 2009. The parallels of these are interesting and revealing as I reflect back on them. As a physical therapist, I learned extensively about how human development unfolds, at least from a textbook perspective: […]

Breastfeeding: More than Milk

July 19th, 2016

Jean Merrill, Maryland  You’ve probably heard the words “breast is best” many times. That phrase barely touches the surface when describing the miraculous properties your milk can give your baby. Every single body system thrives on the unique baby-growing properties of your milk. Your milk is amazing, custom-made constantly to meet the exact needs of […]

My Experience with Fibromyalgia and Breastfeeding

June 14th, 2016

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska I have fibromyalgia. I breastfed with fibromyalgia, and I’ve supported many mothers with fibromyalgia as they breastfed. Breastfeeding with fibromyalgia is challenging, to say the least. Fibromyalgia is a chronic medical condition affecting the nervous system, characterized by widespread, significant pain and tenderness in the muscles and soft tissues, joint stiffness, […]