Uyen’s Story: Reflections On Weaning

Uyen Tran, Half Moon Bay, California Our breastfeeding journey finally came to an end. We had a small party to mark our milestone together. I am possibly the only one who is sad as I am always on… Read More

Nursing During Pregnancy, Tandem Nursing, and Weaning

Regan S., Northwest Iowa I guess my experiences with tandem nursing really began when I was pregnant with my son. My daughter was two years old and was still nursing often. I didn’t know anyone who had tandem… Read More

Personal Essay: All the Milk

Mona Altman, Eden Prairie, Minnesota Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of Northern LLLights, the Area Leaders’ Letter for La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. As I sit down to… Read More

Looking Back: Growing Away From Nursing

Freda Main, Arizona Originally published in the May-June 1986 issue of New Beginnings. 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 to… Read More

My Nursing Journey

Lyndie Monarch, Los Angeles, California I assumed breastfeeding would be an easy and natural thing. I was so surprised when, after I had my daughter, it wasn’t easy for me. I was in so much pain.  She was… Read More

My Weaning Story: Honoring The Last Time

Brianna Westover, Martinez, California Tonight, as I cuddled up with my three-year-old (3 years, 9 months and 1.5 weeks to be exact), he asked for milkies. I happily agreed and he latched on. After suckling for a bit,… Read More

Weaning: “We Did It Together”

Julia Montgomery, Everett, Washington After my oldest son was born, all I wanted to do was nurse. And we did. Initially I thought, “I’ll nurse for six weeks and see how it goes.” Then six weeks passed. Then… Read More

A Weaning Celebration

Jordan Rock, Northwest Arkansas Editor’s Note: This was originally published as “A Midsummer Night’s Wean: A Natural Term Nursing Celebration” on August 26, 2018 on Jordan is a La Leche League Leader in Northwest Arkansas. You can find… Read More

Breastfeeding Through the Years

Allyson Wessells, Columbus, Ohio Breastfeeding is a journey, and it involves a lot of learning in the early days and weeks until months later when it can be so automatic that life without nursing is unimaginable. As the… Read More

Excerpts from A Loving Weaning: How To Move Forward Together

Winema Wilson Lanoue, Blacksburg, Virginia Editor’s note: Following are excerpts from A Loving Weaning: How To Move Forward Together by Winema Wilson Lanoue, a La Leche League Leader with the Blacksburg, Virginia, Group. A Loving Weaning is published… Read More