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Helping to Get Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start: Milk Supply

Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska After years of supporting mothers at all stages of breastfeeding, I’ve learned that there are four key areas to focus on when helping mothers get breastfeeding off to a good start: milk supply, latch,… Read More

Looking Back: She’s an Expert

Beverly Sykes, Oakland, California Originally published in November/December 1970 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 Beginnings continued… Read More

Lie Back and Relax! A Look at Laid-Back Breastfeeding

Jean Merrill, Maryland What is more relaxing than chilling out in your recliner? Not much, and research has shown that breastfeeding our babies in this reclined position stimulates natural feeding reflexes in both mothers and babies. So, you… Read More

Breastfeeding and Motor Development: Mutually Beneficial!

Allyson Wessells, Columbus, Ohio I became a physical therapist in 1999, a mother in 2007, and a La Leche League Leader in 2009. The parallels of these are interesting and revealing as I reflect back on them. As… Read More

Our Latching Story

– By Tamsen Troy, Charleston, South Carolina My daughter, Gemma, was born in December 2012. She rested on my chest, skin-to-skin, and I was eager to begin nursing. Gemma was healthy and alert. She latched well, and I… Read More