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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

Liz’s Story: Struggles with Tongue-Tie and Weight Gain

Liz Bergstrom, Fort Worth, Texas My first child (my son) is a little over two years old, and I’m now breastfeeding my second baby. My son had an undiagnosed tongue- and lip-tie for two months. I breastfed him… Read More

My Grandmother’s Breastfeeding Legacy: Never Give Up

Anna Friedman One of the most common questions I hear at the start of a La Leche League Series meeting is “Why did you decide to breastfeed?” For me, that’s an easy answer. My decision to breastfeed started… Read More

Breastfeeding With A Lactation Aid

Jaclyn, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada We’d been trying to conceive for a while when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease (an autoimmune disorder that can cause hypothyroidism). I became pregnant almost as soon as I started treatment for… Read More

Looking Back: Blessing in Disguise

Barbara McCann, Pocono Mt. group From the “…and in Pennsylvania-Delaware the News is…” insert in the May/June 1974 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… Read More

My Story of Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression

Feather Turner My postpartum depression (PPD) didn’t start right away. It crept up on me about a month after my son was born. I kept telling myself I was feeling the normal “new mother” amount of anxious and… Read More

Breastfeeding Through Clubfoot Treatment

Heather Iverson, West Michigan It is overwhelming to find out your baby has clubfoot. When our son was born and we found out he had unilateral clubfoot, I didn’t give a second thought about how it would impact… Read More

My Partner’s Unwavering Support

Lindsay Robinson, Columbus, Ohio When I became pregnant with our first child, I imagined a picture perfect scene of me easily nursing our beautiful baby, full of love and happiness with my wife being blissfully supportive by my… Read More

I Finally Feel Like Her Mother

Angie Wagner After several days of bedrest trying to prevent an early birth, my daughter was born at 32 weeks, weighing 4 pounds 8 ounces. Since my water broke three days earlier, she’d managed to lodge herself up under… Read More

Allergies and the Breastfed Baby: Report from University of Nebraska Breastfeeding Conference

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska All of my children have allergies, and all of my children breastfed for at least six months. Even my third baby, whom I breastfed well into the third year, didn’t escape without eczema. So… Read More