Nursing For Two Years And Beyond: Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer Black “We bought you a pie, Mama!” my daughter exclaimed proudly, hubby trailing behind her, as she set the fresh summer peach pie down on the table in front of me, and next to it a fork…. Read More

Kylie’s Story Of Postweaning Depression: Still Growing Together

Kylie Powell, Lorton, Virginia I never really pictured myself as a parent before I became one. I had no picture in my head of how it would look. “Mom” is a role I am still growing into all… Read More

Looking Back: Bedtime With Michael

Carole Sheron, Manchester, Kentucky Editor’s Note: “Bedtime With Michael” was originally published in the May-June 1974 issue of La Leche League News. The first issue of La Leche League News, the bimonthly publication for members, was published in 1958. The… Read More

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