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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

The Making of Asian & Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force: A Family Story

To-wen Tseng, San Diego, California Editor’s Note: Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Breastfeeding Week is the third week in August. The 2021 theme is Reclaiming Our Tradition. For more information, go to the Asian &… Read More