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Encouragement Through the Struggles: Part 1

When you are faced with something that feels impossible and you struggle to believe you can succeed, what gives you the confidence and determination to focus on moving past that hurdle? What if you aren’t the one struggling,… Read More

Looking Back: Music and Mothering

Valerie Hess, Colorado Originally published in the 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… Read More

Erin’s Story: My NICU Experience And Breastfeeding Challenges

Erin Schultz, Apex, North Carolina None of the books prepare you for having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). My first baby was born by emergency cesarean after a failed induction due to placental failure… Read More

United States Breastfeeding Committee National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening: LLL USA Participation

Stephanie “Steph” Bodak Nicholson, LLL USA Council Liaison to USBC representatives As National Breastfeeding Month comes to a close, we’d like to highlight the participation of La Leche League USA in the recent United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) 2021… Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week: Sarai’s Story

Sarai Yasharala, Montgomery, Alabama Editor’s Note: Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated the last seven days of August from August 25-31, 2021. The 2021 Black Breastfeeding Week theme is “The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power.” This year… Read More