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What La Leche League Means to Me: An Interview with Longtime Leader Verna Gremaud

December 13th, 2016

Interview conducted by Becky Yeater, La Leche League of Creve Coeur (St. Louis, Missouri) Editor’s Note: As we continue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of La Leche League, we thought our readers would enjoy a peek into the life of one woman who, as a young mother, started attending meetings in the early years of […]

Celebrate 60 Years with LLLI

September 23rd, 2016

Join LLLI for an Online Breastfeeding Support Meeting on October 1 La Leche League International (LLLI) will hold the first ever 24-hour online breastfeeding support meeting on October 1. This free digital meeting will bring together mothers from around the world and provide them with information, expertise, and camaraderie. The meeting, which will run for 24 […]

Looking Back: It All Comes Out in the Wash

September 20th, 2016

Marilyn Stilley, Tulsa, Oklahoma Originally published in January/February 1973 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 to New Beginnings in 1985. New Beginnings continued to be published until 2014 when it transitioned to its current blog format at www.lllusa.org/blog/. My fourth is […]

La Leche League Love and Support Across the Generations

August 30th, 2016

Heather Nicholson I am a mother of two, a breastfeeding advocate, and a birth and postpartum doula. However, when my daughter gave birth I was at a loss as to how to support her during those first few weeks of breastfeeding. She was having such difficulty, and it was challenging to watch my own child […]

How La Leche League Provided Guidance and Support to Me

August 23rd, 2016

Sara Remžgar, Vrtojba, Slovenia Despite the fact that I wasn’t able to breastfeed my older daughter beyond a month, I decided to try again when I was pregnant for the second time. I did not have a very clear idea of what lay ahead nor what this path would bring along. Five years after an […]

Looking Back: A Legacy of Love

February 23rd, 2016

– By Kaye Lowman Originally published in January/February 1981 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 to New Beginnings in 1985. New Beginnings continued to be published until 2014 when it switched to its current […]