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Creative Mothers of Invention Features

Alice Allan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia   Creating life, becoming a mother, is the supreme act of creation. But does it mark the end for mothers’ personal creativity? Throughout history, women have been told that motherhood and creativity (beyond the practical productive kind that clothes and feeds their children) aren’t compatible. After all, aren’t the famous writers and artists all childless? The Brontës, Frida Kahlo, Jane Austen,...

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Lynley courtesy Sunny Vickers Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Lynley Vickers 10 Concepts: Starting Solids 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 fifth. Concept five: For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about...

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Esther Edith Mothers' Stories

Photo: Esther Edith Two tributes written to celebrate the 60th anniversary of LLLI wishing everyone in LLLI a happy 60th anniversary. The first tribute is a song, written to be sung to the tune of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline by author of Fit to Bust Alison Blenkinsop, Pagham, West Sussex, UK  60 years of La Leche League—building a legacy   How it began: seven inspiring women met to...

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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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Anna Bondareva Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Anna Bondareva 10 Concepts: The Early Years 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 third. Concept three: In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as...

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Ten Concepts: Making Milk Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Image: Joshua Raven 10 Concepts: Making milk 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 second. Concept two: Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk...

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Elizabeth Stanley Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Elizabeth Stanley   Ten concepts: mothering through breastfeeding 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 first one. 1. Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs...

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Connections Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Alison & Edith by Daisy Simonet A poem about connections between mother and child.  Connections Your loving arms are all the charms I need when you keep me close, feed me at the breast, I won’t protest if you hold me all the time, I’m yours and you’re mine, we are together, finding our way through this journey, at the beginning...

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