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Roberta’s Story: Breastfeeding And Family Bonds

Roberta Newell, Kentucky In December of 1954, I was adopted at the age of 3 1/2 months. My birth mother left a month after I was born, and I was placed in foster care until I was adopted…. Read More

Growing in LLLove

How La Leche League helped me parent my gender non-conforming child Valerie Vanderlip Originally published in the LLL Pines and Palmettos (North Carolina and South Carolina) newsletter “Y’all Means ALLL” in March 2019. When my middle child was… Read More

Celebrating Loving Support!!

Father’s Day is celebrated this coming Sunday, June 16, 2019, in the United States. New Beginnings is using this week’s blog to highlight several families, sharing and celebrating different ways that fathers support their own breastfeeding families. Alexander (Alex) Gonzalez and… Read More

Looking Back: Look At Your Baby!

Rosemary Day, Indianapolis, Indiana Originally published in Hoosier Hi LLLites (LLL Indiana) and reprinted in the January-February 1976 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…. Read More

Looking Back: Rainstorms

Jane Pedler, Union City, New Jersey Originally published in Garden Statements (LLL New Jersey) and reprinted in the January-February 1978 issue of La Leche League News. Editor’s Note: The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members,… Read More

Six Real Life Skills Breastfeeding Teaches Children

Chrissy Fleishman, Maryland Before the birth of my first child I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I read the research on the various benefits for both parent and baby. I heard how it can help you bond with… Read More

Five Minutes

Amy Nelson, Yankton, South Dakota When my oldest child was a toddler, I stayed at home and my husband worked out of town, returning home for three days each week. Our nearest family was hours away. While I… Read More

Shanice’s Story: Breastfeeding As A Teen Parent

Shanice Lewis, Derby, United Kingdom When was the first time I saw someone breastfeed? I don’t actually remember the very first time. It’s always been something that was normal, and my mum just did it. She breastfed six babies—the last… Read More

Looking Back: This House is Beautiful

Delores A. Baggett, Edgewood, Maryland Originally published in the November/December 1976 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… Read More

Rest is Best

Laura E. Mayer, Fairfax, Virginia Breastfeeding was emotionally and physically hard for my baby and me, so we had to supplement early starting on day five. He wasn’t diagnosed with lip and tongue-ties until 7.5 weeks. This explained… Read More