Breastfeeding Today is a bimonthly online magazine produced by La Leche League InternationaI. At Breastfeeding Today, our aim is to inspire breastfeeding families and breastfeeding advocates, to foster a sense of connectedness and understanding among breastfeeding families across the globe, and to share accurate breastfeeding information to encourage and help one another.

Through its pages, Breastfeeding Today promotes the La Leche League International philosophy, mission and vision “to realize, deepen and share the love and wisdom found in the breastfeeding relationship”.

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Current Issue:
MARCH 2022

Dear Readers…

Leche Que Fluye (Milk That Flows)

Book review – 101 Boobilicious Moments

 Instinto Materno (Maternal Instinct)

 Learning to Share; Sharing to Learn

Greek Mac & Cheese Casserole

Πανεύκολη Μακαρονόπιτα με Κασέρι (Greek Mac & Cheese Casserole – Greek version)

Previous Issues:

Dear Readers…

Liquid LLLove

Nursing Through Controversy

Book review – The Recipe For Breastfeeding Support In America

Festive Butter Cookies

Mi bebé prematuro

El poder del espíritu de voluntariado

Determinadas a amamantar: tres madres guatemaltecas comparten sus secretos para combinar el trabajo con la lactancia

La vida con un recién nacido en Japón: adoptando costumbres y encontrando mi propio camino

La vida como una «extractora exclusiva»

Preguntas frecuentes sobre la lactancia después de una pérdida


Welcome to our 65th Celebratory Issue

Leadership Across Generations: Maria Teresa and Maria Teresa
Leadership Across Generations: Joan and Catriana
Leadership Across Generations: Ginny and Lynn
Leadership Across Generations: Joannie, Lori and Kari
Leadership Across Generations: Michele and Christina

LLL South Africa’s Photo Competition

Announcing New Groups

Leaders Who Stay

Why I Chose LLL

Homemade Vanilla and Chocolate Puddings
Σπιτική Κρέμα Βανίλια & Σοκολάτα (Greek Version)

Thanks to you La Leche League is 65 Years Old


Dear Reader…

A Letter to My Four Children

Parenting Post-COVID: Breastfeeding and Beyond

Why Infant Reflux Matters?

Delicious & Easy Zucchini Pie?

Πανεύκολη κολοκυθόπιτα χωρίς φύλλο (Delicious & Easy Zucchini Pie – Greek Version)

JUNE 2021

Dear Readers…

For The Lockdown Babies

Supporting Young Mothers: Boost Their Confidence for Successful Breastfeeding

Hidden Beginnings

Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with Down Syndrome

Light Fruity Yogurt Dessert

Ελαφρύ Επιδόρπιο με φρούτα και Γιαούρτι (Light Fruity Yogurt Dessert – Greek Version)

APRIL 2021

Dear Readers…

For Jonathan

A Special La Leche League Online Meeting

Una Reunión Especial de la Liga de La Leche en Línea

Webinar Review – What Does a Baby Feel at Birth? Presented by Dr. Alberto Heart

Breastfeeding Skin-to-Skin Helps Baby Build a Healthy Immune System

The Shell That Protects Us


Dear Readers…

Book review – “What Mothers Learn – Without Being Taught”

La Leche League Support in Social Media Groups

The Sisters of Mercy

The Birth of a Mother: My Experience with Postnatal Anxiety and Depression

Bridging Birth and Breastfeeding


Dear Readers…

The Legacy of Persistence

Softening into Motherhood

Rooting Around: How a Nation Found Its Way Back to Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding throughout Generations

How Being an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Has Become My Dream Job


Dear Readers…

Green Feeding: Breastfeeding for a Healthy Planet

Valentina’s Story: Beating Breast Cancer to Become a Mother

La Storia di Valentina: Vincere Contro il Tumore al Seno per Diventare Madre

A Beautiful Story…

Una Bellissima Storia…

The Benefits of Antenatal Colostrum Harvesting 

Book Review
Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding during Pregnancy and Beyond 


Dear Readers…

The Role of the Partner in Breastfeeding: How the Support of Dads, Co-Moms and Other People Makes a Difference

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mother

Eight Strategies for Breastfeeding During a Natural Disaster

Mothering Through Breastfeeding While Homebound

Father’s Day Around the World

Four Reasons to Go Outdoors and Breastfeed in Nature

JUNE 2020

Dear Readers…

A Gift from Bianca: A Story of Grief and Love 

Il Regalo di Bianca: Consolidare l’Amore nel Dolore  

Donating Milk: A Heartfelt Wish to Honor Juliette

Commonly Asked Questions about Lactation after Loss

Resiliency Comes in All Sizes: Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome (Part 2 of 2)  

Mother’s Day Around the World

APRIL 2020

Dear Readers…

Living in China During the Outbreak of Coronavirus

Resiliency Comes in All Sizes: Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome

Raphaela’s Weaning

Back to Breast: 10 Ways to Relactate After a Period of Not Breastfeeding

Dear Readers…

Life with a Newborn in Japan: Adopting Customs & Finding My Own Way

Spotlight on Babywearing in Kuwait

Breastfeeding Through Our Children’s Eyes

Life as an Exclusive Expresser

International Opportunities: La Leche League Events in Panama

Have You Ever Thought About La Leche League Leadership?


Dear Readers…

New Study on Breastfeeding and Miscarriage: Cause for Concern?

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

The Power of Volunteer Spirit: A Special Q&A with Marian Tompson

Maternity Leave Provisions Looking Up for Most OECD Countries! 

My Preemie

Did You Know? Three Surprising Facts About Premature Birth

Italy Rolls Out Exciting Multimedia Plan for World Prematurity Day

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Let the Celebrations Continue!


Dear Readers…

New Executive Director Joins LLLI

I Love My Job But Hate Leaving My Kids

Fighting for Fair Breastfeeding & Expressing Break Laws in South Africa & Across the Globe

Learning to Trust My Body’s Birth & Breastfeeding Powers

A Good Reason to Party! World Breastfeeding Week – August Celebrations Across the Globe

Black Breastfeeding Week Celebrations

Five Steps to an Easier Return to Employment or Education

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