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April 2022 Leader Today

Welcome to our April 2022 issue! In this issue we have  an exciting announcement from LLL Colombia about their winning the Order of Women and Democracy “Policarpa Salavarrieta” and Hana Cermakova announces a new LLL presence in the Czech republic.…

Abundant Milk and Rapid Milk Ejection

by Mary Francell, Washington, USA Based on a talk by Kay Hoover presented at the LLLI 65th anniversary conference Having a robust milk supply usually ensures that a baby thrives and grows. However, sometimes an oversupply or a rapid milk…

Lactational amenorrhea: fertility, birth control and breastfeeding

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Lactational amenorrhea is a period of temporary infertility that accompanies breastfeeding and is marked by the absence of monthly periods. Postpartum fertility is an important topic and many mothers who seek breastfeeding support have questions…

Discussing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Applicants

Sarah Quigley, San Francisco, California, USA and Linda Wieser, Nova Scotia, Canada Equity, diversity and inclusion, also known as EDI, are valued within La Leche League (LLL).  Why are equity, diversity and inclusion important? They complement our mission: To help…

Putting Czech Republic on the LLL Map

Hana Cermakova, Brno, Czech Republic I became an LLL Leader in the summer of 2021. My first encounter with LLL was in 2018 when I was an expatriate (expat) living in Berlin, Germany and pregnant with my first child. I…

Order of Women and Democracy “Policarpa Salavarrieta”

Mantenerse al día Orden de Mujeres y Democracia “Policarpa Salavarrieta” Claudia García, Bogotá, Colombia El martes 14 de diciembre de 2021, la Liga de La Leche Colombia recibió la condecoración de la Orden de la Mujer y la Democracia “Policarpa…

January 2022 Leader Today

Welcome to our January 2022 issue! In this issue we have an article from Eva Donat on neurolinguistic programming and how the communication skills can be helpful to Leaders. Miriam Main looks at the importance of not mixing causes and…

How Human Milk Helps Build Baby Brains

The bioactive role of extra-nutritive components of human milk on cognitive development Audrey Humphries(1), Nneoma Edokobi(1), Catherine Lavallee(1), and Brittany Howell Ph.D.(2,3) (1) Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM), Roanoke, Virginia (2) Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech…

Making Connections

Kelly Durbin, Austin, Texas, USA Last week a new Leader was accredited, one whom I mentored through her application. After she officially became a Leader, I wanted to share a top Leader tip of some kind—a wise insight about the…

Not Mixing Causes – the Secret to our Longevity?

Miriam Main, Edinburgh, Scotland 2021 is a year to remember. In addition to mothering, working, and leading through a pandemic, we have been able to celebrate La Leche League’s special 65th birthday. As we approach the end of this unusual…

Celebrating LLL Through Every Breastfeeding Story

Anne Lisse Taboada, LLLRPA (France) For the past few years I have been offering this special meeting to celebrate LLLI’s anniversary (60th/65th) by celebrating the recognition of every nursing story. As part of the meeting plan (see below), I also…