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Looking Back: Blessing in Disguise

Barbara McCann, Pocono Mt. group From the “…and in Pennsylvania-Delaware the News is…” insert in the May/June 1974 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

My NICU Experience

Renee Mammone, Newington, Connecticut I had hoped to have an all-natural water birth, but that’s not what happened. At 31 ½ weeks, I went to my obstetrician for a routine appointment, and my blood pressure was extremely high…. Read More

Looking Back: Less Than Ideal

Sharon Santucci, California Originally published in the March/April 1983 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… Read More

Looking Back: A Problem Resolved

Mrs. Marvin P. Dixon, Liberty, Missouri Originally published in the January/February 1970 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… Read More

Finley’s Story: Battling HRSV

Kendra Guyer, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. I specifically remember talking about the “negatives” of breastfeeding when I was in high school. I had heard that it would change my nipples and my breasts, and I wouldn’t want that. I am… Read More

My Birth Story: Lucy’s Early Arrival

Melissa Bair, Columbus, Ohio When I was pregnant with my first daughter, we lived in Wisconsin. We were planning on moving to Ohio when I would have been 34 weeks. We had everything set up: a doctor and… Read More

Nursing a Baby with a Colostomy

Melanie Johnson, Minnesota I became a mother on October 8, 2004, when my first child—a son—was born. My first breastfeeding experience was challenging. I met with a number of lactation consultants and exclusively pumped for six months. My… Read More

A Look Back: A Whole New Way of Life

By Marian Tompson, co-Founder of La Leche League International Originally published in January/February 1981 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… Read More

Learning to Love Nighttime Parenting

By Jean Merrill, Maryland As mothers, we know what it feels like to be woken yet again by our babies at 4 a.m., realizing that the last sweet hours of restful darkness are almost over. This wake-up call… Read More

Falling for Falafel

By Kendra Atkins-Boyce, Portland, Oregon I switched to a gluten-free diet a few months ago in an attempt to deal with the inflammation that makes my fibromyalgia flares worse. As an ovo-lacto vegetarian, a lot of foods were… Read More