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Did You Ask Your Mother?

Laura Schlegel-Stephenson I was afraid of breastfeeding at first because it wasn’t something my family and friends talked about. My baby and I struggled in the beginning. My days became consumed with pumping, feeding, and washing pump parts…. Read More

Mailing Milk: Donating to a Milk Bank

Tanya Svec Originally published in the Fall 2017 issue of Northern LLLights, the Area Leader’s Letter for La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. When Otto was small, my friend and fellow Leader asked me, “Is it… Read More

Allergies and the Breastfed Baby: Report from University of Nebraska Breastfeeding Conference

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska All of my children have allergies, and all of my children breastfed for at least six months. Even my third baby, whom I breastfed well into the third year, didn’t escape without eczema. So… Read More

Running and Breastfeeding

By Victoria Carson, St. Maries, Idaho Prior to pregnancy, I enjoyed running and exercise. For me, running is a vehicle to release stress, burn some extra calories, and purge myself of extra energy to help me sleep better… Read More