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My Nursing Journey

Lyndie Monarch, Los Angeles, California I assumed breastfeeding would be an easy and natural thing. I was so surprised when, after I had my daughter, it wasn’t easy for me. I was in so much pain.  She was… Read More

Watching You Sleep

Rebecca McCormick, Fairfax City, Virginia I’m watching you sleep, my baby. I spend so much of my day doing this. It’s basically my full-time job right now as you approach seven weeks old. I watch your expressions. I… Read More

Eating Wisely and Spending Time Together: Fun Foods Featuring Fruits and Vegetables

Amy Nelson, Yankton, South Dakota In the midst of all the news and changes in response to coronavirus health concerns, Spring officially arrived, and with the change in season comes the promise that fresh fruits and vegetables will soon… Read More

Breastfeeding During Illness

You’re sick. You wonder if you should temporarily stop breastfeeding until you feel better.  Should you continue to provide your expressed milk, or should you wait until you’re well? The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (8th edition) clearly states:… Read More

Looking Back: Moving With A Nursing Toddler

Cathy Hall, Alabama Originally published in the January-February 1983 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 Beginnings continued… Read More