Find breastfeeding and chestfeeding help HERE.

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

Breastfeeding as a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse

By Kathy Joling, Glendale, Arizona ***Content warning: Childhood sexual abuse*** Finding out I was going to be a mother was the most exciting news I’ve had in my entire life. I already loved him immensely from the minute… 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

Be Your Child’s Best Mother

By Kendra Atkins-Boyce, Portland, Oregon Imagine for a moment your vision of the ideal mother. Picture what she looks like, how she feeds her children, what she does for work, and what she does for play. Now picture… Read More

Letting Go of Mothering Guilt

– By Jean Merrill, Maryland Are you sneaking into the pantry to eat a cookie without little eyes on you? Hiding in the closet to take a phone call? Literally counting the seconds until your husband comes home? Crying… Read More