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Looking Back: Music and Mothering

Valerie Hess, Colorado Originally published in the May-June 1984 issue of 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

Inspiration In The New Year

AJ Cecil-Starlin, Iowa Editor’s Note: Are you ready to begin 2021 in a positive, hopeful state of mind? You are not alone! So, let’s start the New Year off with one reader’s inspiring look back as she shares… Read More

2020: Voices From New Beginnings

Editor’s Note: As this year draws to a close, we look back at 12 months that we probably never expected to experience. Yet, despite the pandemic that brought changes to nearly every aspect of our lives, we continued… Read More

Elise’s Story: Nursing During Pregnancy

Elise Wiley, Lunenburg, Massachusetts When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing I felt was shock. Not shock in the way of surprise (I had a feeling before I even took the test that I would… Read More

My Nursing Journey

Lyndie Monarch, Los Angeles, California I assumed breastfeeding would be an easy and natural thing. I was so surprised when, after I had my daughter, it wasn’t easy for me. I was in so much pain.  She was… Read More

2019: Voices From New Beginnings

Over the past 12 months, New Beginnings has shared the breastfeeding, chestfeeding or human milk feeding stories of individuals and families in the hope of encouraging and informing those who click on a link or scroll through the… Read More

Giving Tuesday: Grateful For LLL USA

Yocheved “Hedi” Herrmann-Blanton I am giving my holiday bonus to La Leche League USA. I work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in a dream job that didn’t exist when I was growing up. If not… Read More