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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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Charlotte Southren Features

Teresa Pitman, Ontario, Canada Photo: Charlotte Southren Celebrating 60 years of La Leche League International (LLLI). 60 years ago Seven women in Chicago met 60 years ago to talk about helping other women who wanted to breastfeed. They all had families with young children and were active in their communities: they would have been perfectly justified in saying, “We’re too busy to take on something...

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Marian and Edwina with Dr. Dick-Read Features

Marian Tompson, Illinois, Chicago and Melissa Clark Vickers, Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA Photos: Passionate Journey—My Unexpected Life Marian Tompson has lived a life that has taken her on a passionate journey (if an unexpected one) and she continues to bring that passion to the organization she helped found. There is a growing collection of LLL lore—those favorite stories that get told again and again and make us appreciate...

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Adriana Mesec maj Features

Hilary Flower, Ph.D, Florida, USA Photo: Adriana Aleksić Setting limits when breastfeeding two or during pregnancy. Hilary Flower wrote Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond in 2003, since then it has become a classic in La Leche League Group libraries. The idea for the book was born out of her own experience, which led her to research the safety of continuing to breastfeed a child while pregnant...

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Esther Edith Features

Vanessa Olorenshaw, Kent, UK Photo: Esther Edith The connection between breastfeeding and economics and the value of mothers. My journey writing this book loosely followed the one I have taken as a mother. Tentative steps. Doubt. Gradual increasing confidence interspersed with guilt and feelings of incompetence. Looking forward to the birth of my book baby, Liberating Motherhood, Birthing the Purplestockings Movement, felt like coming to the end of a...

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