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Issue 38, December 2016–January 2017

La Leche League support in parenting

What’s New December 2016–January 2017


Lisa and Elsie Ralson

Two features from award winning author Robyn Roche-Paull help mothers choose the best breast pump for their particular situation and provide tips on using pumps if they are going to express their own milk.

Professor James J. McKenna, who is known worldwide for his work in promoting studies of breastfeeding and mother-infant cosleeping, shares a new research hypothesis relating to the biological origins of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and colic, in part one of a two-part series for Breastfeeding Today.

Author Alice Allan looks at how motherhood triggers feminine creativity and how women sustain their energy for self-expression while mothering children.


Kathy Grossman

Serena Morris shares her six tips for balancing breastfeeding with parenting. Kelly Durbin reflects how breastfeeding is a complex communication system. And a little doll travels the globe to celebrate 60 years of LLLI.

Mothers’ wisdom runs through everything we publish, from referenced features and reflections, your letters, food posts and stories. Our stories are an essential part of our identity as mothers. Telling our stories helps us define ourselves, while our experiences can resonate to provide a very special kind of support to another mother who may be going through something similar. Please share your tales with us on Breastfeeding Today. Read our submission guidelines here.

Write to me at I look forward to hearing from you.


Barbara Higham is the managing editor of Breastfeeding Today. She has been a La Leche League Leader since 2004 and lives in the spa town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, in the north of England. She and Simon have three children, Felix (18) who is now at university, Edgar (15), and Amelia (11).




Kathy Grossman

SIDS and Colic: the Biological Origins (a research hypothesis)

Choosing a Breast Pump: How to pick the one for you

Pumping Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers to Express their Milk

Creative Mothers of Invention

Six Tips for Balancing Breastfeeding with Parenting

Breastfeeding Communication and Calories

Ayu’s Postcards: 6oth Anniversary World Tour

Mothers’ Stories


Kathy Grossman

Ballet, Babies, and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding in Pakistan

Pumping for My Injured Baby

Breastfeeding a Foster Baby

Ten Concepts: Starting Solids

A Good Birth and Recovery after Addiction

Young Mom Role Model

Mom to Mom

Family’s Bottle-feeding Culture

What’s Cooking?

Allergies and Safety Concerns when Starting Solids


Kathy Grossman


  1. I see that my name as editor still appears on the contact page. Please remove it.
    Nothing published on this blog after December 2016 was edited by me.
    Barbara Higham.

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