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Hard Things Get Better

Jessica Santini-Levenhagen, Grand Forks, North Dakota Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published in the Fall 2020 edition of Northern LLLights, the Area Newsletter for La Leche League of MN/Das. When my second son, Holden, was born in… Read More

Out of the Mouths of Nurslings: Autumn Giggles

Here we go again! Readers share candid moments with their little ones, including sleepy “milkies”, lucky nursing sessions, and simply loving their bonding time at the breast. We hope these sweet and funny recollections brighten your day and… Read More

Not Only About Milk

Robin Stansel, Fort Myers, Florida Editor’s Note: “Not Only About Milk” was originally published in the May-June 2005 issue of New Beginnings on pages 108-109. I began attending LLL meetings when I was 11 weeks pregnant. My mother… Read More

How Did You Grow To Love Your Body Postpartum?

Recently, April M. reached out to LLL USA Facebook followers and said, “I’m having trouble coming to terms with my postpartum body. The stretch marks on my breasts are especially upsetting to me. I don’t want to chase… Read More

Autumn’s Story: My Preemie And NICU Experience

Autumn Pennington, Colorado Springs, Colorado “Don’t touch her like that,” the nurse told me. I removed my hand from stroking my newborn’s hair. Her hand was unavailable due to the IV. “She needs to rest.” I was on… Read More