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Valarie Molstre Mothers' Stories

Valarie Molstre, Fargo, North Dakota, USA Getting through chemotherapy and breastfeeding my baby. Today my son and I overcame a huge obstacle in our journey. He breastfed for the first time. At 28 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My cancer was stage 2, grade 3, and triple negative—that means it was very aggressive. The doctors decided to start chemotherapy while I was...

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Charlotte Southren Mothers' Stories

Sarah Mason, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand Photo: Charlotte Southren   The first time Logan latched on to nurse was just ten minutes after his birth and that was the most magical moment for me. I am so grateful for being able to breastfeed and give my baby the best start in life. Every night is a bit of a challenge because we never know if Logan will...

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Anna Gladstone Buchanan Features

Photo: Anna Gladstone Buchanan Join La Leche League International to celebrate its 60th anniversary On Saturday, October 15, 2016, at The Westin River North in Chicago, Illinois, USA, La Leche League International will host an afternoon conference, reception, and evening dinner. There is still time to purchase your ticket! LLLI 60th anniversary celebration Join us for an informative afternoon of three conference sessions, including a review of the history...

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Charlotte Southren Features

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax, Oakton, VA, USA Photo: Charlotte Southren Unwittingly, the author of the opinion post “My Body, My Choice” paraphrased the mission of La Leche League: “Every woman who wants to breastfeed should be able to do so, with full medical, legal and social support.” Many mothers come to La Leche League meetings with some variation on the same story. They wanted to breastfeed...

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Adriana Mesec maj What's New

Photo: Adriana Mesec maj Issue 36, August 2016 Out and About We all know that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for babies, but how many mothers know that not breastfeeding may have significant consequences for their own health too? How often do we hear about what’s in it for mothers beyond faster weight loss? Health psychologist and LLL Leader Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett examines how breastfeeding your baby...

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