My Comfort Measures For Pumping

Erin K, Illinois After a really stressful time pumping at work in 2020-2021, I was super anxious about pumping for my next baby in 2023. As my return-to-work date approached and doom and gloom filled my mind, I… Read More

Andrea’s Story: My Experience With Donating To A Milk Bank

Andrea H., Iowa Editor’s Note: Recently, Andrea donated a total of 45 gallons of breastmilk to the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa. In May, we shared a link to a news story about Andrea’s donation on the New… Read More

Pumping: Tips For Beginning

Do you express breast milk to feed your little one? Whether you hand express or use a pump, there can be a learning curve as you start out. In today’s blog post, we’re focusing on using a pump…. Read More

My Family, My Support System

Lauren, Florida This is my family’s story of our journey to feed my beautiful girl. I say it’s my family’s story because I truly could not have breastfed my daughter without my amazing support system! I hope that… Read More

Guidelines Families Follow For Pumping And Storing Milk: What’s It Like In Real Life?

Editor’s Note: From time to time, LLL USA shares information about research studies relating to breastfeeding/chestfeeding/human milk feeding. The researcher agrees to provide the results of the study in a reader-friendly format so that we can share it with… Read More

Donating Milk During A Pandemic

Human milk donation has long played an important role in saving the lives of infants, many of whom are preterm or otherwise medically fragile. This need remains during the COVID-19 pandemic, and organizations such as the Human Milk… Read More

How Do I Make Pumping At Work More Enjoyable?

Let’s face it. Pumping at work probably isn’t the highlight of your day. If that’s the case, you’re definitely not alone. Jane W. recently posed a question to La Leche League USA: “I hate pumping at work. What… Read More

Rachel’s Story: Expressing My Milk

By Rachel Rhodes, Newport, Pennsylvania. I was blessed with a little boy on August 22, 2018. My mother has always stressed to me the importance of breastfeeding for as long as I can remember. Instantly my son, Jameson,… Read More

Liz’s Story: Struggles with Tongue-Tie and Weight Gain

Liz Bergstrom, Fort Worth, Texas My first child (my son) is a little over two years old, and I’m now breastfeeding my second baby. My son had an undiagnosed tongue- and lip-tie for two months. I breastfed him… Read More

Audrey’s Story: “My Breasts Work Just Fine At 40”

Audrey Grimaldi, Long Island, New York. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I looked around the room wondering, “Am I the oldest one in here? Are we the oldest couple here?” I didn’t really feel out… Read More