2023: Voices From New Beginnings

New Beginnings is using the final week of the year to look back at the popular stories shared by parents in 2023 on the La Leche League USA blog. We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank… Read More

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 Necessity of Community in all Stages of Breastfeeding

Kate R., California Silence. There was silence. My baby was born on the bedroom floor, and he didn’t cry. I put him to my chest, and he attempted to nurse. My perfect little one didn’t even know he… Read More

2021: Voices From New Beginnings

Editor’s Note: As the year draws to a close, New Beginnings is using this final week of the year to take a look back at just a sampling of the stories that were shared by parents throughout the United… Read More

Giving Tuesday: La Leche League Was My Lifeline

Hello, New Beginnings readers! My name is Amy Nelson and I am the Managing Editor of this blog. While I typically stay behind the scenes, today – Giving Tuesday – I’d like to step out and share with… Read More

Nida’s Story: Finding Community In A New Country

Nida Rehmani, Denver, Colorado December 29, 2017. I felt shivering down my spine, but it was not because of the cold weather. It is that season in America where people from all walks of life wish Happy Holidays… Read More

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