Stephanie’s Story: “Breastfeeding Is A Part Of My Identity”

Stephanie Amekuedi, North Carolina, LLL USA Council I have fond memories of my childhood: from riding my bike outside for hours and playing house to making mud cakes with “chocolate” frosting in my backyard and stuffing my bra…. Read More

“The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Nurse”

Alice B. Editor’s Note: Alice B. was a La Leche League Leader in the 1970s in Indiana when her three children were small. Alice said of her time with La Leche League: “(I) successfully nursed all three children… Read More

Readers Share: Why I Breastfeed

“There is almost nothing you can do for your child in his whole life that will affect him both emotionally and physically as profoundly as breastfeeding.” The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (8th edition), p. 5 Why did you… Read More

Hilda’s Breastfeeding Journey

Hilda Guerra, El Paso, Texas My name is Hilda Guerra and I would like to share my breastfeeding journey in hopes it will inspire others to give their little ones the gift of this precious liquid gold. I… Read More

Oh, The Places You See Breastfeeding (For The First Time)!

It’s been far too long since New Beginnings ran the feature “Oh, The Places A Breastfeeding Family Goes!” This is due, in part, to the pandemic and the lack of travel on the part of many of us…. Read More

Loving Your Body Postpartum: Part Two

Last year, a parent reached out to the LLL USA Facebook community with concerns about her postpartum body. April M. wrote: “I’m having trouble coming to terms with my postpartum body. The stretch marks on my breasts are… Read More

What Do I Need To Buy In Order To Breastfeed? 

One of the most common questions expectant or new parents ask is, “What do I need to buy to breastfeed?” If you ask a La Leche League Leader, the response will often be that you need fewer things and more support…. Read More

Artist Lauren J. Turner: Creating Positive Birth And Breastfeeding Images

Editor’s Note: Black Breastfeeding Week (BBW) is August 25-31, 2020. As La Leche League USA celebrates BBW and brings National Breastfeeding Month to a close, we’d like to share the story and work of artist Lauren J. Turner…. Read More

Making A Memory

Renee DiGregorio, Burbank, California Editor’s Note: “Making A Memory” was originally published in 1995 in the La Leche League of SoCA/Nevada Area newsletter League Spirit. The following is an abridged version of the original essay. As I get… Read More

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