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Audrey’s Story: “My Breasts Work Just Fine At 40”

Audrey Grimaldi, Long Island, New York. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I looked around the room wondering, “Am I the oldest one in here? Are we the oldest couple here?” I didn’t really feel out… Read More

Shanice’s Story: Breastfeeding As A Teen Parent

Shanice Lewis, Derby, United Kingdom When was the first time I saw someone breastfeed? I don’t actually remember the very first time. It’s always been something that was normal, and my mum just did it. She breastfed six babies—the last… Read More

Fatimah’s Story (Part II): My Struggle

Fatimah Salman, RN, BSN, Lebanon Editor’s Note: In Part I of her story, Fatimah shared her difficult introduction to parenthood as her newborn son, Hadi, struggled to stay healthy and Fatimah fought to gain confidence and find breastfeeding support…. Read More

Fatimah’s Story (Part I): My Struggle

Fatimah Salman, RN, BSN, Lebanon Editor’s Note: In Part I of her story, Fatimah shares her difficult introduction to parenthood as her newborn son, Hadi, struggles to stay healthy and Fatimah fights to gain confidence and find breastfeeding support…. 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

In My Arms Only

Lydia Cordova It didn’t happen overnight Although, I admit, So many times I wish it had. But no You would not, Could not fall asleep without being in my arms. But the dishes need to be done. But… Read More

One of Those Moms

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax City, Virginia “But we can agree that it gets weird after they turn two, right?” I bit my lip in lieu of responding. A year before, I might have agreed with my best friend… Read More

Support and Reassurance in Meeting Chestfeeding Goals

Sion, Philadelphia The New Beginning’s team would like to thank Trevor MacDonald, an LLL Leader from Canada, for interviewing Sion and writing this piece. Sion Jesse called a La Leche League Leader for help at an early, critical… Read More

My La Leche League: Finding Support, Embracing Differences

Anna, Minneapolis, Minnesota I’m a work-at-home parent in Minneapolis with two spectacular children: a four-year-old and a 22-month-old. Our family is incredibly high-energy and talkative. One thing I love about us is that we always share our feelings… Read More

Thank You for Nursing in Public!

Allyson Wessells, Columbus, Ohio At one point, a mother left “business” cards at our La Leche League meeting, each simply stating: “Thank you for nursing in public. You make it easier for other mommies to do the same…. Read More