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Charlotte Southren Features

Photo: Charlotte Southren Ideas for paced bottle-feeding a breastfed baby If you and your baby don’t want to give up breastfeeding but you are going to be separated and you are worrying because you don’t want her to miss out on your milk in your absence, then this post is for you. Drinking milk from the breast requires a baby to use a different technique than sucking it...

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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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