Out of the Mouths of Nurslings: Sweet Siblings

Our children have the sweetest and sometimes funniest comments. The innocence of a young child’s viewpoints on pregnancy and nursing are sure to bring a smile to any breastfeeding supporter’s face. We hope you’ll enjoy these stories and… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Retro Edition

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 Beginnings continued to publish in magazine format until 2014 when it switched to its current blog… Read More

Out of the Mouths of Nurslings: Nipple Confusion

Our readers have been so generous about sharing entertaining anecdotes that we just have to include another sweet story before the year comes to an end. Cindy from Massachusetts has a memory from decades ago, when her young… Read More

Out of the Mouths of Nurslings

Starr D. of Tompkins County, New York, recently shared a sweet conversation she and her son, Sincere, had after he observed a nursing infant. “My four-year-old still does ‘milk milk’ as a comfort thing (morning and bedtime and… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Toddler Critiques And Raves

If there’s one thing we know about toddlers, it’s that they say exactly what’s on their mind! Rachel recently shared her now adult son’s strong feelings about any milk other than hers when he was a nursling. “I… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Milk Memories

After your child weaned, did they remember anything about breastfeeding? Was there something particularly comforting that stayed with them? One parent who wished to remain anonymous wrote about the scent memories that her preschool-aged child had after weaning…. Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Story Time Thoughts

Rebecca R. shares this sweet moment from a recent trip to her local library: “My three-year-old was so excited when our local library started up in-person preschool story time again a couple of months ago. He usually doesn’t… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Sometimes Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Anita G., Texas My daughter wasn’t really a chatty toddler, so often her actions spoke much louder than her words. When she was around 2 ½ years old, my husband worked out of town during the week and… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Overseas Trip Edition

Anne-Marie Studer, Grand Forks, North Dakota As your nursling has gotten older and more independent and comfortable with longer separations from you, you may have had some very entertaining conversations once you were reunited. This was definitely the… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings

As a parent, you don’t always realize just how often you repeat certain phrases until you hear your child start to say them, too. Sometimes that’s not a very complimentary thing! In this particular case, though, May G.’s… Read More