As Families Grow: Helping Siblings Adapt To A New Baby

How do I help my family adjust to a new baby? It’s a question that families ask themselves with the arrival of each child. No matter how many times you’ve experienced this, welcoming a new family member is… Read More

Each Child, Unique

Naomi Benjamin, Anoka County, Minnesota Editor’s Note: This article was previously published in the Summer 2019 issue of Northern LLLights, the Area Leaders’ Letter for La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. My first child is what… Read More

Snowed In: Indoor Fun For Little Ones

Nicole Reed I live in a part of the United States that has received a lot of snow so far this winter. The most recent storm dumped nearly two feet of snow on us! My two boys are… Read More

Celebrating 66 Years Of La Leche League: Early Words Of Encouragement

Editor’s Note: La Leche League was organized 66 years ago, and the first official meeting of La Leche League was held October 17, 1956, at the home of co-founder Mary White. By 1958, the first edition of The… Read More

Becoming A Parent: My New “Normal”

Uyen Tran, Half Moon Bay, California When my first baby was a few months old, there were days I felt so trapped. I felt that my “normal” life was pretty much over – the life where I was… Read More

Looking Back: Confession Of The Night

Kathy Simonds, Illinois Editor’s Note: Published in the July-August 1981 issue of La Leche League News. 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… Read More

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