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Stop the #BadBFAdvice: AJ’s Experiences

AJ Cecil-Starlin, Omaha, Nebraska. I breastfed my three children for a total of four years. One of the things that had the biggest impact on my breastfeeding journeys was advice. Good advice and bad advice. Breastfeeding, for whatever reason,… Read More

Breastfeeding Through Clubfoot Treatment

Heather Iverson, West Michigan It is overwhelming to find out your baby has clubfoot. When our son was born and we found out he had unilateral clubfoot, I didn’t give a second thought about how it would impact… Read More

Continuing Support through La Leche League (LLL)

Reka Balogh My amazing body has been feeding my children for the past six years. Well, lately only one of them. 🙂 It has been a long ride, especially at the beginning. But nothing is impossible when we have… Read More

Helping to Get Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start: Skin-to-Skin Contact

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska After years of supporting mothers at all stages of breastfeeding, I’ve learned that there are four key areas to focus on to help mothers get breastfeeding off to a good start: milk supply, latch,… Read More

Helping to Get Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start: Frequent Access

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska After years of supporting mothers at all stages of breastfeeding, I’ve learned that there are four key areas to focus on to help mothers get breastfeeding off to a good start: milk supply, latch,… Read More

Helping to Get Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start: Latch

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska After years of supporting mothers at all stages of breastfeeding, I’ve learned that there are four key areas to focus on to get breastfeeding off to a good start: milk supply, latch, frequent access… Read More

Helping to Get Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start: Milk Supply

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska After years of supporting mothers at all stages of breastfeeding, I’ve learned that there are four key areas to focus on when helping mothers get breastfeeding off to a good start: milk supply, latch,… Read More

Looking Back: She’s an Expert

Beverly Sykes, Oakland, California Originally published in November/December 1970 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… Read More

Lie Back and Relax! A Look at Laid-Back Breastfeeding

Jean Merrill, Maryland What is more relaxing than chilling out in your recliner? Not much, and research has shown that breastfeeding our babies in this reclined position stimulates natural feeding reflexes in both mothers and babies. So, you… 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