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I Finally Feel Like Her Mother

Angie Wagner After several days of bedrest trying to prevent an early birth, my daughter was born at 32 weeks, weighing 4 pounds 8 ounces. Since my water broke three days earlier, she’d managed to lodge herself up under… Read More

Allergies and the Breastfed Baby: Report from University of Nebraska Breastfeeding Conference

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska All of my children have allergies, and all of my children breastfed for at least six months. Even my third baby, whom I breastfed well into the third year, didn’t escape without eczema. So… Read More

Looking Back: Less Than Ideal

Sharon Santucci, California Originally published in the March/April 1983 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 Beginnings continued to be… Read More

Looking Back: A Problem Resolved

Mrs. Marvin P. Dixon, Liberty, Missouri Originally published in the January/February 1970 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… Read More

Mammography and Sonography in Breastfeeding Women

Originally published in the October 2017 e-Blender, La Leche League of New York Jayne R. Charlamb, MD, FACP, IBCLC Associate Area Professional Liaison, (AAPL) LLL NY Associate Professor of OBGYN, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Director, Division of Breast… Read More

Finley’s Story: Battling HRSV

Kendra Guyer, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. I specifically remember talking about the “negatives” of breastfeeding when I was in high school. I had heard that it would change my nipples and my breasts, and I wouldn’t want that. I am… Read More

My La Leche League: Finding Support, Embracing Differences

Anna, Minneapolis, Minnesota I’m a work-at-home parent in Minneapolis with two spectacular children: a four-year-old and a 22-month-old. Our family is incredibly high-energy and talkative. One thing I love about us is that we always share our feelings… Read More

Breastfeeding and Motor Development: Mutually Beneficial!

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… Read More

Breastfeeding: More than Milk

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… Read More

My Experience with Fibromyalgia and Breastfeeding

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… Read More