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Kristen Witucki Birth was over. I held my son on the hard bed in Labor and Delivery, buoyed by very soft pillows that offered as much support as a rapidly deflating balloon. Someone—maybe a nurse or maybe one… Read More

Then and Now: Laurie and Derek’s Story

Laurie Mondville, Casco, Maine Editor’s Note: Laurie and her son appeared on the cover of New Beginnings in January/February 2001. We caught up with Laurie to learn more about her breastfeeding journey and to see where life has taken… Read More

Weaning: “We Did It Together”

Julia Montgomery, Everett, Washington After my oldest son was born, all I wanted to do was nurse. And we did. Initially I thought, “I’ll nurse for six weeks and see how it goes.” Then six weeks passed. Then… Read More

Growing in LLLove

How La Leche League helped me parent my gender non-conforming child Valerie Vanderlip Originally published in the LLL Pines and Palmettos (North Carolina and South Carolina) newsletter “Y’all Means ALLL” in March 2019. When my middle child was… Read More

Celebrating Loving Support!!

Father’s Day is celebrated this coming Sunday, June 16, 2019, in the United States. New Beginnings is using this week’s blog to highlight several families, sharing and celebrating different ways that fathers support their own breastfeeding families. Alexander (Alex) Gonzalez and… Read More