Month: February 2021



Friday, February 19, 2021

We are delighted to co-publish this new poster about skin-to-skin contact. Download and print for use in your communities, or share on social media. We are in the process of translating the poster into multiple languages. If you’re looking for resources in a particular language please let us know at Skip to: COLOR POSTERS TO … Read More

LLLI News 15 February 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021

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Dear Readers

Monday, February 8, 2021

Dear Readers, A new year has just begun and I feel so honored to share this first issue of 2021 with you. Starting with a special book review kindly written by Eden Anderson of Naomi Stadlen’s third book “What Mothers Learn – Without Being Taught”: “Mothers bringing up their children to understand our shared humanity, … Read More

The Sisters of Mercy

Monday, February 8, 2021

By Diane Wiessinger – Ithaca, New York, USA I became a La Leche League (LLL) Leader in 1985 and an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 1990. I know that both roles are important, and I know which one the world needs most. Years ago, my co-Leader, Pamela, and I led a La Leche … Read More

Book Review
What Mothers Learn – Without Being Taught

Monday, February 8, 2021

By Eden Anderson – Edinburgh, UK Naomi Stadlen. What Mothers Learn – without being taught. London: Little, Brown Book Group. 2020. ISBN 9780349412443. Paperback, 296 pages. “Many women today can’t afford to give much time to being mothers, and some don’t see the point of it either. The qualities that enable a woman to get … Read More

La Leche League Support in Social Media Groups

Monday, February 8, 2021

By Ellen Mateer – West Yorkshire, UK   Being a nursing mother or parent can be an isolating experience, even under normal circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many new parents without a lot of the support they would normally expect to be available. We have long known that support is critical to helping families … Read More

Bridging Birth and Breastfeeding

Monday, February 8, 2021

By Elizabeth Smith – Cottonwood Heights, Utah, USA Introduction When I began my certification process to become a childbirth educator in 2000, there was a small section on breastfeeding. We learned the basic information and were guided towards breastfeeding being the best way to feed a baby. The real evidence for exclusive breastfeeding and breastfeeding … Read More

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)

Monday, February 8, 2021

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global effort initiated by World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage health facilities worldwide to better support practices that protect, promote, and sustain breastfeeding. It was launched in 1991 in response to the Innocenti Declaration and with the aim of implementing the International … Read More

LLLI News 1 February 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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