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Roberta’s Story: Breastfeeding And Family Bonds

Roberta Newell, Kentucky In December of 1954, I was adopted at the age of 3 1/2 months. My birth mother left a month after I was born, and I was placed in foster care until I was adopted…. Read More

Ginger’s Breastfeeding Story: Learning to Listen

Ginger Cofield Lakhani, Brooklyn, New York, and Santa Fe, New Mexico Before I had my first baby, the concept of birth and childcare was so abstract that it was easy to take for granted that if I stuck… Read More

My Breastfeeding Story in 100 Words (Or Less)

Anne Ferguson, Minnetonka, Minnesota Originally printed in the Winter 2018/19 Northern LLLights (Leader Letter of LLL of MN/DAs) Two thousand, five hundred and fifty-six days. One day shy of seven years. Nine hundred and twelve days of tandem…. Read More

La Leche League: My Safe Space

Adina Pearlman, Old Bridge, New Jersey. La Leche League has been a staple in my life since I was five years old. My mother breastfed my brother and me until we were a little over a year and… Read More

Breastfeeding: I Am Thankful Because…

Feeling thankful for breastfeeding, parents shared their gratitude for the role that breastfeeding has played in their parenting journeys. Our journey was rough, from NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) admission at eight days old to my milk supply… 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

Oh, the Places a Breastfeeding Family Goes! Part 8

We’re delighted to share pictures from a few of our readers showing where life has taken them over the past few months. What about you? Send your photos to Amy at nbeditor@lllusa.org and tell us a little about… Read More

Did You Ask Your Mother?

Laura Schlegel-Stephenson I was afraid of breastfeeding at first because it wasn’t something my family and friends talked about. My baby and I struggled in the beginning. My days became consumed with pumping, feeding, and washing pump parts…. Read More

Mailing Milk: Donating to a Milk Bank

Tanya Svec Originally published in the Fall 2017 issue of Northern LLLights, the Area Leader’s Letter for La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. When Otto was small, my friend and fellow Leader asked me, “Is it… 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