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Photo: Charlotte Southren Issue 38, December 2016–January 2017 La Leche League support in parenting What’s New December 2016–January 2017 Two features from award winning author Robyn Roche-Paull help mothers choose the best breast pump for their particular situation and provide tips on using pumps if they are going to express their own milk. Professor James J. McKenna, who is known worldwide for his work in promoting studies of breastfeeding and mother-infant...

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Joint La Leche League International (LLLI) and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) In Celebration of – World Health Day, April 7, 2017: Depression Features

Melissa Clark Vickers, LLL Leader Chuah Pei Ching, WABA Secretariat This year, World Health Day focuses on the theme of “Depression: Let’s Talk.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO)1: depression is a common mental disorder that affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Depression causes mental anguish and can impact on people’s ability to carry out even the...

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LLLI 60th Anniversary Online Conference — April 3-7, 2017 Features

The first ever LLLI International Online Conference will take place from April 3-7, 2017, and it will be accessible to anyone in the world who has Internet! Five-day Conference A dazzling variety of eight presentations daily over five days will make this conference a unique opportunity to listen to renowned speakers and learn with friends from around the globe, all from the comfort of your...

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Birth : Things Don’t Always Come Up As You Have Planned Them Features / Mothers' Stories

Gabriela Gallegos, Cambridge, England When I learned that I was pregnant, I started to inform myself about absolutely everything so that I could have an « easy » pregnancy, a healthy pregnancy but above all I wished with all my heart and soul to give birth naturally, without any anesthetic. I am a sportive woman, I almost never get sick and so I rarely take any medicine....

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Rob Mank Features

James J. McKenna, Ph.D, IN, USA Photo: Rob Mank A conceptual model of the biological origins of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and colic: is the human infant’s susceptibility to either SIDS or colic due to our species’ unique breathing control system that is necessary for speech? Part 1  It’s a frustrating and helpless experience for any parent to experience a child’s suffering from inconsolable crying...

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