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United States Breastfeeding Committee National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening: LLL USA Participation

Stephanie “Steph” Bodak Nicholson, LLL USA Council Liaison to USBC representatives As National Breastfeeding Month comes to a close, we’d like to highlight the participation of La Leche League USA in the recent United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) 2021… Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week: Sarai’s Story

Sarai Yasharala, Montgomery, Alabama Editor’s Note: Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated the last seven days of August from August 25-31, 2021. The 2021 Black Breastfeeding Week theme is “The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power.” This year… Read More

The Making of Asian & Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force: A Family Story

To-wen Tseng, San Diego, California Editor’s Note: Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Breastfeeding Week is the third week in August. The 2021 theme is Reclaiming Our Tradition. For more information, go to the Asian &… Read More

An Update On Indigenous Milk Medicine Week

Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk (she/they) Founder, Indigenous Milk Medicine Week (formerly Native Breastfeeding Week); Co-founder, Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective; Tribal Affiliation: Seminole, Pawnee, Creek, Omaha, Iowa We are celebrating the 3rd annual Indigenous Milk Medicine Week, formerly Native Breastfeeding… Read More

Indigenous Milk Medicine Week: Revitalizing Legacies in Lactation

Mireya Tecpaxochitl Gonzalez, Panorama City, California It’s the way the morning sunrise shines upon the tassels of the tall corn stalks in our milli (Nahuatl for corn field) that reminds me of my childhood memories in our ancestral… Read More

National Breastfeeding Month Kickoff: The Melanated Mammary Atlas

Nekisha Killings MPH IBCLC Editor’s Note: August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week of the month (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). The theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2021 is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility…. Read More

Results Of The Survey On Satisfaction With Breastfeeding Protections in PPACA

Editor’s Note: From time to time, LLL USA shares information about research studies relating to breastfeeding/chestfeeding/human milk feeding. The researcher agrees to provide the results of the study in a reader-friendly format so that we can share it… Read More

Live, Love, Latch! 2020: A Virtual Celebration

Live, Love, Latch!® is a celebration of breastfeeding and community support presented by La Leche League USA. The Live, Love, Latch!® celebration takes place throughout the United States each August during National Breastfeeding Month with events hosted by La Leche… 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

National Breastfeeding Month: Spotlight On The New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition

Ellen Maughan, JD, IBCLC, Co-president of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition Editor’s Note: During the third week of National Breastfeeding Month, New Beginnings is turning the spotlight to breastfeeding coalitions. Breastfeeding coalitions play an important role in the… Read More