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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

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