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Looking Back: It’s Kind of Magical

Fran Workman, Illinois Originally published in September/October 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 1958. The name changed to New Beginnings in 1985. New Beginnings continued to… Read More

What Would You Say? Sharing Your Experiences and Ideas with Others

By Amy Nelson, Yankton, South Dakota Throughout my years as a breastfeeding mother, I sought support from a variety of resources, most made available thanks to La Leche League. I attended monthly Series meetings, and there was nothing… Read More

When Your Partner Gives Birth: What You Can Do to Help.

Jean Merrill, Maryland To new and expectant parents out there: Your partner needs you! Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can seem to be focused on the mother and baby.  After all, mothers and babies are the stars of the… Read More

Newborns: A Quick Look at Keeping Up Energy, Connection, and Milk Supply

Allyson Wessells, Columbus, Ohio Maintaining energy, connection, and milk supply with a newborn is a fine balance. In the early days, energy is hopefully replenished with sleep and nutritious meals while others help with cooking, cleaning, and laundry…. Read More

Looking Back: Sweet Memories

Mary Lou Mullins, Michigan Originally published in May/June 1984 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… Read More

Partners in Breastfeeding: Mothers Tell Why Support Matters

Kendra Atkins-Boyce, Portland, Oregon Breastfeeding is generally regarded as a two-person job: the breastfeeding parent and the baby or child. Sometimes a third party is necessary to help establish or maintain the breastfeeding bond. In the early days,… Read More

Couple Time: Finding Time for Two After Your Family Becomes Three

Jean Merrill, Maryland After nursing a baby throughout the day, juggling a toddler’s needs, and generally feeling “touched out,” “tapped out,” and “stressed out,” do you feel that the relationship with your significant other is the last thing… Read More