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Sharing Parenting With My Partner

Editor’s Note: No two families look the same. The structure of each family is different. In the following blog post, each person speaks from their own experience. Take what might work in your family and leave the rest!… Read More

Hard Things Get Better

Jessica Santini-Levenhagen, Grand Forks, North Dakota Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published in the Fall 2020 edition of Northern LLLights, the Area Newsletter for La Leche League of MN/Das. When my second son, Holden, was born in… Read More

What Do I Need To Buy In Order To Breastfeed? 

One of the most common questions expectant or new parents ask is, “What do I need to buy to breastfeed?” If you ask a La Leche League Leader, the response will often be that you need fewer things and more support…. Read More

Looking Back: We Change, We Grow, We Learn, We Gain

Elizabeth Meyer, Missouri Originally published in the September-October 1983 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 Beginnings in 1985. New… Read More

Making A Memory

Renee DiGregorio, Burbank, California Editor’s Note: “Making A Memory” was originally published in 1995 in the La Leche League of SoCA/Nevada Area newsletter League Spirit. The following is an abridged version of the original essay. As I get… Read More

Staying Close To Home: Entertaining Our Children

Home is…where the majority of us are at right now. As more and more families face the reality of shelter at home orders or are practicing social distancing, we find ourselves without the usual options for our families,… Read More

Watching You Sleep

Rebecca McCormick, Fairfax City, Virginia I’m watching you sleep, my baby. I spend so much of my day doing this. It’s basically my full-time job right now as you approach seven weeks old. I watch your expressions. I… Read More

Help! My Baby Wants To Be Held Constantly!

Recently, the mother of a newborn reached out to the LLL USA Facebook community with a question: “My baby is three weeks old and won’t let me put her down! Everyone told me that all babies do is… Read More


Jessica Johnson, North Carolina Editor’s Note: Jessica shared her poem with our audience to describe her experience as an exhausted and overwhelmed new parent. She hopes that those reading it know they aren’t alone if they are experiencing… Read More

Four Promises I’ve Made To Myself And My Second Baby

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax City, Virginia  On the eve of my second child’s birth, I have been considering what I will do. What decisions did I make during the newborn period with my first child that I’d like… Read More