Traveling with a Breastfed Baby

By Ashley Smith, Deatsville, Alabama Around this time last year, my husband and I were packing innumerable bags and loading the car for our first trip away from home as a family of three. I toiled over the… Read More

What Breastfeeding Taught Me about being a Mother

By Kendra Atkins-Boyce, Portland, Oregon It’s been almost three years since the breastfeeding relationship with my daughter came to an end. Looking back, I realize that breastfeeding, especially with the hurdles and struggles I dealt with, prepared me… Read More

Oh, the Places a Breastfeeding Mother Goes! Part 3

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Diana, Princess of Wales As the year winds down, we’d like to share more pictures of mothers and their nurslings breastfeeding whenever and wherever the need arises. We… Read More

A Look Back: Backpacking with Baby

By Kit Richards, Tahoe City, California Originally published in July/August 1971 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

Navigating Nutrition: A Piece of Cake?

By Jean Merrill, Maryland Once we see the positive pink result appear on the pregnancy test, telling us what we might already be guessing, we often become keenly aware of just how nutritious our diet is day to… Read More

Late Night Lovin’

By Bev Kirk Borrowed from “The Texans Talk” Texas NEWS Insert July/August 1975 and published in the January/February 1976 issue of La Leche League News. Editor’s Note: The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members,… Read More

Preparing a Child to Attend the Birth of a Sibling

By Christine Thompson, LLL of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of Baby Beams, the La Leche League of Florida and Caribbean Islands Area Leaders’ Letter This article aims to help you plan for… Read More

Getting In Touch with the “Touched Out” Feeling

By Kendra Atkins-Boyce, Portland, Oregon Your skin crawls. You can’t stand the thought of one more snuggle or cuddle.  The idea of intimacy with your partner is the farthest thing from your mind. You just want a few… Read More

A Look Back: Bedtime, Elizabeth-style

By Mary White, La Leche League International Originally published in July/August 1979 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… Read More

Ashley’s Story: Pumping Past One Year

By Ashley Smith, Deatsville, Alabama I’m a full-time working mother. My daughter recently turned one year old. She still nurses often when we’re together, and I pump for her when we’re not together. To my surprise, nursing after… Read More