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Issue 33, February 2016

Nature & Nurture

If your birth didn’t turn out the way you planned, what positive steps can you take? Kathleen Kendall-Tackett explores how mothers can start on the path of recovery following birth trauma.

Dr. Steven Lin asks, “Is Breast Milk Nature’s Toothpaste?” and examines how breastfeeding can influence the oral health of your baby.

What are people saying about Maureen Minchin’s new book, Milk Matters: Infant feeding & immune disorder? A book whose author contends that infant nutrition is the single most important contributor to the diseases of ‘modern’ societies.

Do you overanalyze every parenting decision you take? Robin Freyberg tells us how she overthinks everything and recommends listening to your inner voice instead.

Emma Richardson tells us why she cut her hair for La Leche League and Helen Fong how, at only five months postpartum, she managed to finish the Rio Del Lago 100 Mile Endurance Run.

And in our Mom to Mom letters column working mothers share how they best organized the task of pumping their milk while on the road traveling for work. Another mother asks, “Do I need to cover up?” Please send in your responses to her question for publication in issue 34.

In What’s Cooking? Katja Leccisi reminisces about her first LLL meeting and shares a delicious cookie recipe that’s a suitable treat to share at yours.

Contents February 2016


Mothers’ Stories

Mom to Mom

What’s Cooking?

This release of Breastfeeding Today is a bit shorter than our usual bi-monthly release but that’s only because we have decided to publish more posts one by one in between issues. So keep coming back to find more on breastfeedingtoday! Scroll down to see what follows!

You can write to me at and leave comments on the site below every post too.

Our submission guidelines are here if you would like to see your work published on breastfeedingtoday.

Please consider supporting the work of LLLI to help mothers and babies by advertising with us.

Welcome to La Leche League!


Barbara Higham has been a La Leche League Leader since 2004 and is the managing editor of Breastfeeding Today. She lives in the spa town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, in the north of England with Simon and their children, Felix (17), Edgar (14), and Amelia (10).

What’s new between issues 33 and 34:

Feb 19. How Often Does Breastfeeding Really Fail? / Wie oft klappt das Stillen wirklich nicht? 5% of all mothers? “Why did I believe that I might not be able to breastfeed?” A thought-provoking article.

Feb 22. Milk Sharing. It seems everybody holds a strong opinion on the subject of human milk sharing. Johanna shares her story and ambivalent feelings.

Feb 25. Sore Nipples When Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is not meant to hurt!

Feb 27. Women in The Wild. Breastfeeding of infants is widely accepted and encouraged in Norway, but does that level of support come with a time limit?

Feb 28. Food Themes in Children’s Books. Food starts with your milk, then think how many books have food as an important part of their story.

Mar 1. Milk Tears. The heartbreaking story of a courageous and determined mother.

Mar 4. After Breast Cancer / Lactancia tras cáncer de mama. How would I breastfeed my son?

Mar 5. Where’s the Harm in Breastfeeding Toddlers? Darcy Smith answers the question.

Mar 7. Single Mother Parenting Alone. As a single mother you don’t have another person there to hold the baby for you when you need to have a shower, or to bring you a drink or a meal when you are marooned for hours on the sofa cluster feeding in the evenings.

Mar 8. A Sensitive Child: Why Crying is Brave Too. Parenting a sensitive child has forced me to dig deep into reservoirs of strength I’d never known were there.

Mar 9. A Good Breastfeeding Helper: What to Expect. “Women often have their doctor telling them one thing, their mother-in-law telling them something else, and their friends telling them something else.”

Mar 10. Breastfeeding My Surrogate Baby. I had no idea that becoming the mother I dreamed of being would be so difficult.

Mar 13. Still Nursing. “I pick him up, lay him across my lap. No longer a neat bundle that fits snug in the crook of my arm, he spills over, legs dangling.”

Mar 14. Time for Myself. What I used to consider as “me time” no longer exists.

Mar 15. Inverted Nipples Didn’t Prevent Breastfeeding /  Pezones doloridos al amamantar. A mother sharing her personal and practical research and experience to reassure women with flat or inverted nipples.

Mar 16. A Normal Birth: Ten Tips. What tips would you give an expectant mother?

Mar 17. Finally Feeding. “Although my baby is just 12 weeks old now, it’s remarkable how much you forget and how much she has changed in such a short space of time.”

Mar 19. Complicated Birth and the Triumph of Breastfeeding. “I was told my milk would come in soon. Soon, soon. But nothing happened.”

Mar. 23. Never Let Me Go. My baby wakes in the night for what seems like the hundredth time. I’ve just got back to sleep, and I feel like I’m pulling myself out of treacle to see what she needs.

Mar. 27. In Sickness and in Health. When a breastfed baby gets sick.

Mar. 29. Pacifiers: The Impact on Breastfeeding. Does dummy use have any impact on the breastfeeding relationship?

Apr.1. In 100 Words. Getting to the core of your story.




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