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

Restoring Indigenous Breastfeeding In My Family Lineage

Mireya Gonzalez, Los Angeles, California Editor’s Note: Native Breastfeeding Week is celebrated during August, beginning with the second Sunday of the month. This year Native Breastfeeding Week occurs August 9-15. According to the Native Breastfeeding Week Facebook page,… Read More

Seven Ways To Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is recognized each year from August 1-7. This year’s theme is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” Over the years, La Leche League has often shared the environmentally friendly aspects of breastfeeding. The La… Read More

A Closer Look At Native Breastfeeding Week

Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk, Oklahoma Editor’s Note: The inaugural Native Breastfeeding Week was held August 11-17, 2019. Native Breastfeeding Week will continue to be recognized each year during the week beginning on the second Sunday in August, a month… Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week: Resources For Children And Families

By AJ Cecil-Starlin, Sioux City, Iowa. This year marks the 7thannual Black Breastfeeding Week, celebrated August 25-31. The 2019 theme is “The World is Yours: Imagine. Innovate. Liberate!” LLL USA wants to help highlight the importance of diversity… Read More

Celebrate Breastfeeding In August With LLL USA and Live, Love, Latch!

Live, Love, Latch!® is a National Breastfeeding Month (August 1-31) celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups throughout the country. Live, Love, Latch!® events are designed not only to celebrate breastfeeding, but also… Read More

Spotlight on Live, Love, Latch! 2018: La Leche League of Fargo-Moorhead

Jaci McCaskell Kulish, Moorhead, Minnesota. La Leche League of Fargo-Moorhead’s 2018 Live, Love, Latch! annual potluck picnic was held on August 1, 2018, the first day of National Breastfeeding Month, at a local park shelter. The day was… Read More

Shakurah’s Story: Why I Breastfeed

By Shakurah Shanelle Editor’s Note: 2018 marks the sixth annual recognition of Black Breastfeeding Week. It is celebrated this year from August 25-31. According to blackbreastfeedingweek.org, “This year, we say #LoveOnTop because love encompasses everything we do as… Read More

Here’s your chance to Live, Love, Latch! in 2018

Stacy Raite, LLL of Westfield, New Jersey. Live, Love, Latch! Committee Coordinator Parenting can be exciting, challenging, and overwhelming, and the happiest time in our lives. Having community support can make all the difference in our experiences – especially when… Read More

Stop the #BadBFAdvice: AJ’s Experiences

AJ Cecil-Starlin, Omaha, Nebraska. I breastfed my three children for a total of four years. One of the things that had the biggest impact on my breastfeeding journeys was advice. Good advice and bad advice. Breastfeeding, for whatever reason,… Read More