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Ten Concepts: The Natural Thing Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Megan Soto 10 Concepts: The Natural Thing La Leche League is founded on a philosophy summarized in ten concept statements which all LLL Leaders hold dear. In a series of poems Alison puts her interpretation of our beliefs into verse. Here is the fourth. Concept four: Human milk is the natural food for babies, uniquely meeting their changing needs.   The Natural Thing Human milk’s...

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Christina Simantiri Mom to Mom

Letters Photo: Christina Simantiri Mother’s situation: Stretching family finances I’m breastfeeding my six-month-old baby and have two other children: a preschooler and an eight-year-old. I’ve decided that I need to stay home rather than going back to work. While this is the right decision for my family and we shall not need to spend any money on child care, we are going to struggle financially....

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Emma and Lynley by Melissa Vickers What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Photo: Emma and Lynley by Melissa Vickers The second part in our Starting Solids series. This series explores the many aspects of feeding your baby, from tasting first foods through the first year.  Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible. Part two: How to offer first foods to your...

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Flav Pop Photography Features

Melissa Clark Vickers, Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA Photo: Flav Pop Photography Breastfeeding in a disaster or emergency Breastfeeding can be a comfort and a life line in a disaster or emergency. Your baby is crying and you instinctively pick him up and offer the breast, and, more often than not, two things happen simultaneously: you both calm down. That surge of milk to your baby, and the surge of...

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at the grand opening of the New York Milk Bank Features

The New York Milk Bank, New York, USA Photos: Justin Chauncey Photography The New York Milk Bank is now supplying pasteurized donor human milk to infants in need.  On September 21, 2016, The New York Milk Bank, a nonprofit in Westchester County, NY, USA, opened as the first and only comprehensive, community-based milk bank in New York State. The milk bank is committed to increasing availability and...

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