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Positioning and Latch

Looking Back: She’s an Expert

March 14th, 2017

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 to be published until 2014 when it transitioned to its current blog format at www.lllusa.org/blog/. I’m sure that […]

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

February 28th, 2017

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 have full biological permission to chill out and breastfeed your baby as you lie back and relax! […]

Breastfeeding and Motor Development: Mutually Beneficial!

January 3rd, 2017

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 a physical therapist, I learned extensively about how human development unfolds, at least from a textbook perspective: […]

Our Latching Story

February 2nd, 2016

– By Tamsen Troy, Charleston, South Carolina My daughter, Gemma, was born in December 2012. She rested on my chest, skin-to-skin, and I was eager to begin nursing. Gemma was healthy and alert. She latched well, and I had a lot of great advice from the nurses during our hospital stay. One nurse showed me […]