National Breastfeeding Month: Spotlight On The New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition

Ellen Maughan, JD, IBCLC, Co-president of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition Editor’s Note: During the third week of National Breastfeeding Month, New Beginnings is turning the spotlight to breastfeeding coalitions. Breastfeeding coalitions play an important role in the… 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

Tandem Nursing While Pregnant

Jade Originally published on April 27, 2017, at I’ve written about breastfeeding a lot since I had Luna a little over three years ago, and I will continue to write about my experience long after our journey… Read More

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

Toddler Tips: Preparing for a Family Vacation

“In a couple months, my family, which includes three children ages 11, 7, and 3, is going on vacation to a large resort/amusement park. I’m a little worried about keeping our youngest child safe in a new environment,… 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

Upcoming LLL USA Events

Spring is arriving early in many parts of the United States. Along with the warmer weather and increased outdoor activities, many upcoming LLL USA events have opened and ongoing registration continues for 2017 events. Are you looking for… 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

My Birth Story: Coco’s Early Arrival

Tessa Stephenson, Portland, Oregon I was admitted to the hospital at 28 and one-half weeks for high blood pressure. What was meant to be a 48-hour observation period turned into a scary discussion of a premature baby and… Read More

Why Breastfed Babies Wake During the Night

By Rita Brhel, Hastings, Nebraska The question “Does your baby sleep through the night?” is as old as the hills. Given that interrupted sleep is a major stressor for new parents, this question makes sense. The transition that happens… Read More