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Parents are more likely to feel confident about breastfeeding and nurse for a longer time period if they feel supported by their family, friends, and community.  Often, those parents who do not have this support can often feel more overwhelmed and wean earlier than their original goal. Here are a collection of blog entries and Facebook posts that may help you or a loved one better meet your nursing goals.

Preparing for your Baby 

Supporting New Parents, LLL USA

What I Wish I Knew About Breastfeeding the First Time Around, LLL USA blog

Four Promises I’ve Made To Myself And My Second Baby, LLL USA blog

La Leche League: My Safe Space, LLL USA blog

Continuing Support through La Leche League, LLL USA blog

Single Parenthood: Finding My Community, LLL USA blog

Finding Your People, LLLI blog

I Finally Feel Like Her Mother, LLL USA blog

Breastfeeding Camaraderie, LLL USA blog

What can I do while pregnant to prepare to breastfeed?, LLL USA Facebook

Can I fix my inverted nipples while pregnant?, LLL USA Facebook

 

Family Support

When Your Partner Gives Birth: What You Can Do to Help, LLL USA blog

Partners in Breastfeeding: Mothers Tell Why Support Matters, LLL USA blog

How Men in My Family Support Breastfeeding, LLL USA blog

La Leche League’s Impact on My Life: A Father’s Perspective, LLL USA blog

My Partner’s Unwavering Support, LLL USA blog

The Dad of a Breastfed Toddler, LLLI blog

Partners in Parenting, LLL USA blog

Couple Time: Finding Time for Two After Your Family Becomes Three, LLL USA blog

How can my partner help at night?, LLL USA Facebook

 

Toddler Nursing 

Breastfeeding Through the Years, LLL USA blog

Toddler Breastfeeding: The Rainbow After the Rain, LLL USA blog

One of Those Moms: Reflections on Toddler Nursing, LLL USA blog

Tandem Nursing While Pregnant, LLL USA blog

Ashley’s Story: Pumping Past One Year, LLL USA blog

Breastfeeding Beyond Toddlerhood: Why Support Matters, LLL USA blog

The Dad of a Breastfed Toddler, LLLI blog

How should I react when my weaning toddler “plays baby”?, LLL USA Facebook

How do I limit my toddler’s nursing?, LLL USA Facebook

Do I need to wean my picky toddler?, LLL USA Facebook

 

Balancing the Needs of Siblings

A Balancing Act: As Families Grow, LLL USA blog

Preparing a Child to Attend the Birth of a Sibling, LLL USA blog

How do I balance the needs of my toddler with my newborn’s need to nurse?, LLL USA Facebook

 

Breastfeeding and Sleep

My baby is nursing nonstop at night. What can I do?, LLL USA Facebook

My baby wants to be held 24/7. Help!, LLL USA Facebook

Should my baby be waking up at night?, LLL USA Facebook

My 4 month old is having trouble going to sleep. Help!, LLL USA Facebook

Do I have to nightwear my baby?, LLL USA Facebook

How do I breastfeed without bedsharing?, LLL USA Facebook

How can I night wean my toddler?, LLL USA Facebook

Can I night wean and still nurse during the day?, LLL USA Facebook

How can my partner help at night?, LLL USA Facebook

Do I have to put my baby on a schedule?, LLL USA Facebook

How do you put your nursing toddler back to sleep at night?, LLL USA Facebook

How do I gently transition my toddler to his own room?, LLL USA Facebook

 

Traveling while Breastfeeding

Traveling with a Breastfed Baby, LLL USA blog

Have Baby, Will Travel, LLL USA blog

Travel On and Breastfeed, LLL USA blog

Traveling with a Breastfed Toddler, LLL USA blog

Traveling With Fen, LLL USA blog

Toddler Tips: Preparing for a Family Vacation, LLL USA blog

La Leche League: Breastfeeding Support and the Military Family, LLL USA blog

How do I nurse on a plane?, LLL USA Facebook

 

Breastfeeding and Fertility

How can I prevent pregnancy while nursing?, LLL USA Facebook

Do I have to wean to get pregnant?, LLL USA Facebook

I’m not interested in sex after baby. When will that change?, LLL USA Facebook

When did your cycle return?, LLL USA Facebook

 

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Please contact a local LLL Leader with your specific questions.

Medical questions and legal questions should be directed to appropriate health care and legal professionals.

 

Page updated February 2020