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Issue 35, June 2016
Early motherhood can be overwhelming and when you are facing it without much support even more so. Teresa Pitman explores ways of nurturing yourself when you have to cope alone.
Leigh Anne O’Connor debunks the myth that obesity prevents breastfeeding and looks at the issues for plus size mothers. And Katja Leccisi talks about weight gain during pregnancy in her series on Eating Well during Pregnancy in the “What’s Cooking?” column.
Breastfeeding with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may not be straightforward. One mother shares her experience and we provide some resources for mothers with this diagnosis.
Melissa Clark Vickers considers how as parents we’ve become overly reliant on measuring time and why this is not such a good idea.
Jamie Morea tells her story of giving birth prematurely and how important breastfeeding was to strengthening her baby’s immune system.
La Leche League Leaders have a common belief system founded upon ten concepts and poet Alison Jones illustrates the first one, “Mothering through Breastfeeding” in verse.
Dawn Tucker relates what happened when she reached out to LLL for help.
In response to the mother whose two-year-old is not happy to separate from her, we publish your letters that reassure her she isn’t making her daughter clingy.
Please will YOU share your story or write a referenced article? Share breastfeeding photos? Or video talks?
See our submission guidelines and write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contributions or to discuss your ideas.
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 (18), Edgar (14), and Amelia (10).
June 19. Daddy We Love You!
June 20. Superwoman. A mother discovers she has the answers already to cope with her baby’s needs.
June 21. Beating the Baby Blues. Fighting the blues at the start of motherhood.
June 22. Making Milk. The second in a series of ten poems.
June 23. Five Things an LLL Leader May Say. Have you ever wondered what makes an LLL Leader different from others who offer support for breastfeeding issues?
June 28. Identité de genre: Papa transgenre
July 1. Community Cloud
July 2. Trending Breastfeeding and Maternity Outfits for the sophisticated dresser.
July 5. Give me a Meeting with Mothers
July 15. Milky Moments Winner
July 17. Nipple Shields: Friend and Foe
July 18. The Great Outdoors Baby and Family
July 20. How Often to Feed
July 22. Un’americana a Roma
July 23. Practicar el colecho con tu bebé
July 25. Full-term Breastfeeding
July 30. The Anxiety of Postpartum Depression