Saying Goodbye to Babyhood

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax, Virginia I cried today while folding laundry. Both of my children stared in disbelief, bewildered. I’m not a crier. But I couldn’t help myself today. My baby carrier slings had been sitting on a hook… Read More

Classic New Beginnings: Gardening – Reaping The Benefits

Janet Weidman, Oregon Editor’s Note: Over the years, many “classic” New Beginnings articles were available through both the La Leche League USA and La Leche League International websites. As these websites have been updated, the availability of the… Read More

Looking Back: Billy Listened

June Campbell, Springfield, Ohio Editor’s Note: Published in the January-February 1974 issue of La Leche League News (originally from the La Leche League of Ohio LLL newsletter). The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication… Read More

How Breastfeeding Helped Me Potty Train My Child

Theresa Hehner, Alaska My daughter was two years old when I discovered that our breastfeeding relationship could help me potty train her. I was intrigued. She was my fourth child. I already had experience potty training my three… Read More

Rebecca’s Story: Parenting During Uncertain Times

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax, Virginia My son is as old as COVID-19.  Born in December 2019, he was not even three months old when lockdown began. I was just coming out of the newborn fog when everything shut… Read More

Looking Back: A Baby’s Needs

Clare Vettar, Kentucky Published in the January-February 1983 issue of La Leche League News (originally from the Kentucky LLL newsletter, Bluegrass Babes). The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members, was published in 1958. The… Read More

Encouragement Through the Struggles: Part 2

Earlier this year, New Beginnings published a blog post that focused on the topic of helping your partner during breastfeeding difficulties. This post was prompted by a question on the La Leche League USA Facebook page posed by… Read More

Helping Siblings Adjust To A New Baby

Tara G., Utah I have three children, and my experiences with helping each of the two oldest adjust to the addition of a sibling has been different with each of them. When my oldest was born, we only… Read More

Drive Time: Soothing My Fussy Baby

Marcie B., Nebraska “If you have a hard-to-settle baby for reasons you can’t just figure out, life is tougher at first. It may help to put a smiley face on the calendar on those days when your baby… Read More

Encouragement Through the Struggles: Part 1

When you are faced with something that feels impossible and you struggle to believe you can succeed, what gives you the confidence and determination to focus on moving past that hurdle? What if you aren’t the one struggling,… Read More