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Christiane Engel What's New

Image: Christiane Engel Issue 37, October 2016 Celebrating the LLLI 60th anniversary What’s New October–November 2016 The seven mothers who founded LLLI in 1956 believed that a baby’s wants are a baby’s needs. At a time when infant feeding (and all baby care, in fact) was strictly scheduled, the Founders largely ignored the prevailing social attitudes of the day to follow their instincts in birthing...

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Belle Verdiglione Features

Alison Hazelbaker, Ph.D., IBCLC, Columbus, Ohio, USA Photo:  Belle Verdiglione Tongue-tie and “lip-tie” are terms tripping off many a tongue today. Alison Hazelbaker examines what parents need to know if they suspect their baby may have a tie. Recently, my second grandson and seventh grandchild was born. One of the first things I did as his grandmother, after the magical first hours slid by, was to check his tongue...

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Charlotte Southren Features

Photo: Charlotte Southren Discovering the cuddle curl when you breastfeed your baby lying down. When I was pregnant for the first time, I remember being struck by something a mother at a prenatal class told us. She recommended all new mothers get the hang of, early on, breastfeeding lying down, for the simple reason that this eliminates the need to parent for as many as 12 hours...

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Premature Baby, Breastfeeding Toddler Mothers' Stories

Caroline van Nierop, Curaçao, Netherlands, Antilles   My premature baby My daughter, Mare, who is almost three years old now, is still enjoying “mama-drinking” a few times a day (and night). Who could have imagined this, knowing the difficult start she had? At 27 weeks into my pregnancy my water broke and I was confined to hospital. At 32 weeks my baby was born, weighing...

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Things you can do with a Pumpkin What's Cooking?

Shana Eaton, USA Fun things you can do with a pumpkin. Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible. In the USA, fall is all about pumpkins—everything is pumpkin flavored, from soup to coffee. Shena gives some ideas about how to make use of a bountiful seasonal harvest. Pumpkins have so many uses...

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