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Breastfeeding Camaraderie

By Lynda Strouse, La Leche League Leader, Rockaway, New Jersey There is a saying that goes, “We attract that which we are.” When I was a breastfeeding mother, and even when I no longer nursed my children, there… Read More

Looking Back: It’s True, It Works!

Sue Huml, Illinois Originally published in Love Sparks and Prisms, Illinois, and republished in the January/February 1983 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… Read More

Partners in Parenting

Readers share with us about times their partners have helped to make parenting, breastfeeding, maintaining the house, etc. easier. My youngest son was born 22 days early. While I was in the hospital, (my partner) took the time… Read More

Support and Reassurance in Meeting Chestfeeding Goals

Sion, Philadelphia The New Beginning’s team would like to thank Trevor MacDonald, an LLL Leader from Canada, for interviewing Sion and writing this piece. Sion Jesse called a La Leche League Leader for help at an early, critical… Read More

Single Parenthood: Finding My Community

Jocelyn, Seattle, Washington My Family My son, Carter, was born almost three years ago at my home in Seattle, Washington. The journey of becoming a parent has been an interesting one that started even before his birth. Carter’s… 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

The Making of a Mother

Amy Nelson, Yankton, South Dakota I physically became a mother nearly 18 years ago when my oldest daughter was born. Yet the mother I am today is nothing like the unsure 22-year-old I was when I first held… Read More

Toddler Tips: Preparing for a Family Vacation

“In a couple months, my family, which includes three children ages 11, 7, and 3, is going on vacation to a large resort/amusement park. I’m a little worried about keeping our youngest child safe in a new environment,… Read More

Why Breastfed Babies Wake During the Night

By Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska The question “Does your baby sleep through the night?” is as old as the hills. Given that interrupted sleep is a major stressor for new parents, this question makes sense. The transition that happens… Read More

Mothering Lessons I’ve Learned So Far

Jean Merrill, Maryland Isn’t it fantastically therapeutic to brainstorm with other like-minded mothers traveling down the same bumpy mothering road? That mother-to-mother sharing of ideas is profoundly valuable. You troubleshoot together, take what works for you, your baby… Read More