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There are as many ways to be a mother as there are mothers and almost as many ways to breastfeed. We hope you will find postings here that resonate with you, inform you or get you thinking. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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When I had my first baby, I was very determined to breastfeed even though I had barely seen anyone breastfeeding while growing up in France. None of my family members (mother, aunties, cousins) had breastfed their babies nor did any of my friends... Read more
Recurrent mastitis & baby's tongue-tie did not stop this mother from breastfeeding: "I wanted to share the beginning of our story because I hope it can inspire others to keep going, find support, and know that they are not alone in their... Read more
"I am so thankful that I became a part of my local La Leche League group. Without the support, information and contacts of the group, my second breastfeeding experience may not have been so positive." Read more about one mother's... Read more
"Mothers who breastfeed are at significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer than women who do not. More people need to understand that breastfeeding appears to have substantial long-term effects on women’s health". Read more in this week'... Read more
What happens when a mother contacts LLLC? What happens at a LLL meeting? Read more in this week's blog here.
What was it like breastfeeding a baby twenty-five years ago? Well, much more difficult than it is today in some ways and pretty much the same in others. We've learned that needs can’t be put off to some convenient time, and it’s how we tend to... Read more
I have often heard the definition of weaning as ‘to be satisfied’ and in my experience I think this is true. With my first baby, Matthew, I was an exhausted new mother trying desperately to do everything right. He had latching trouble that even... Read more
What does some of the research say about cigarette smoking and breastfeeding? Read more in this week's blog by clicking here.