Month: December 2019


LLLI News 11 Dec 19

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Italy Rolls Out Exciting Multimedia Plan for World Prematurity Day

Thursday, December 5, 2019

By Roberta Voltazza, La Leche League Leader, Italy Since every drop of human milk for a premature baby is of crucial importance, La Leche League Leaders throughout Italy strived to achieve big goals this past November, in honor of World Prematurity Day. Fresh web content and special-edition magazine In November, a new series of useful … Read More

Maternity Leave Provisions Looking Up for Most OECD Countries!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

With a membership of 36 countries across the globe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), based in Paris, aims to collaborate on key global issues at national, regional and local levels, including reporting on maternity benefits in member countries. In OECD countries, mothers are entitled to maternity leave pay that replaces over 50% … Read More

My Preemie

Thursday, December 5, 2019

By Rebeca Torres, from Jalisco, Mexico (Spanish version: Mi bebé prematuro) At first I thought: Nothing to worry, this is just a little intestinal gas. But as my stomach pains increased, I realized I was feeling real contractions. My husband rushed to leave work and take me to the doctor. I couldn’t believe it; I … Read More

Did You Know? Three Surprising Facts About Premature Birth

Thursday, December 5, 2019

By Karen Williamson, BT Managing Editor According to the World Health Organization,1 “Common causes of preterm birth include multiple pregnancies, infections and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure; however, often no cause is identified.” Their website is brimming with premature birth statistics. Did you know these facts? Across 184 countries, the rate … Read More

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Let the Celebrations Continue!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

This October, World Breastfeeding Week has been celebrated in Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Belgium and France. And in November, Greece will be joining in the celebration as well. Little by little, event news has been rolling into our Breastfeeding Today mailbox. Here’s what we know so far from our sources: In Italy: (Click … Read More

New Study on Breastfeeding and Miscarriage: Cause for Concern?

Thursday, December 5, 2019

By Hilary Flower, Ph.D., and Gemma López   According to a new study reported on in Perspectives on Sexual Reproductive Health, exclusive breastfeeding during pregnancy may elevate the risk of miscarriage to a similar degree as conceiving after age 40.1 Importantly, in the same study, mothers exhibited no added risk if they were giving their children … Read More

Determined to Breastfeed: Three Guatemalan Mothers Share Their Secrets to Combining Work with Breastfeeding

Thursday, December 5, 2019

(Spanish version: Determinadas a amamantar: tres madres guatemaltecas comparten sus secretos para combinar el trabajo con la lactancia.) Mothers in Guatemala have the legal right to devote one hour a day to breastfeed or express breastmilk for their babies during work hours. “To breastfeed” in Spanish can be translated “dar el pecho”. In English, “dar el … Read More

Dear Readers… When a Wish Comes True

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dear Readers, It seems only yesterday that I was waiting to start this amazing new adventure with Breastfeeding Today, and yet here I am introducing our second issue. Time can really fly when you dedicate yourself to something you are passionate about. I feel so thankful to have received this opportunity to share with you … Read More

The Power of Volunteer Spirit

Thursday, December 5, 2019

From Homegrown Volunteer to World-Renowned President of an International Breastfeeding Organization: A Special Q&A with Marian Tompson By Karen Williamson, BT Managing Editor (Spanish version: El poder del espíritu de voluntariado) A spitfire of energy with a memory a thousand miles long, Marian Tompson is truly “as sharp as a tack”—just like her friend Cecily … Read More