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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…

Persistent Pain When Breastfeeding

Cindy Garrison, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA Breastfeeding is not supposed to hurt. Yet many mothers and nursing parents complain of pain associated with breastfeeding, which can be a leading cause for early weaning. When someone calls about persistent nipple pain or…

The Evolution of the Support Concept

Heidy Guzmán, Guatemala City, Guatemala What are the concepts? The LLL philosophy is a set of ideas that are based on Leaders’ values when it comes to breastfeeding and parenting. It is summarized in ten concepts. Our philosophy distinguishes us…

Growing Together

Claudia García, Bogota, Colombia and Alejandra Galván, Rosario, Argentina. March 2020 found us in a different reality when support Groups and other LLL events became virtually based in Latin America. In every country of the region there was a feeling…

Insufficient Glandular Tissue

Kristin Cavuto, New Jersey, USA When a brand-new parent is “born”, along with a baby, they often have many fears. One of the major fears of the breast and chestfeeding parent is that they won’t make enough milk for their baby.…

Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT)

Kristin Cavuto, New Jersey, USA When a brand-new parent is “born”, along with a baby, they often have many fears. One of the major fears of the breast and chestfeeding parent is that they won’t make enough milk for their baby.…

Bedsharing and Breastsleeping

Mary Francell, Bellingham, Washington, USA La Leche League Leaders are often asked about night nursing and infant sleep. In 2014, LLLI published the well-researched book Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family which answers many frequent questions…

SARS-CoV-2 and Mother-Baby Separation

DENA DURAN, LLL LEADER, NEW YORK CITY AND IDAHO, USA Risks of Separation (Part 1) Skip to:Case Review of Infants Born to COVID-19 Positive Mothers (Part 2) The World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, the United Nations (UN), La Leche League International (LLLI),…

Selection and Use of Galactagogues

Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP and Mary Francell, MA, IBCLC Many breastfeeding mothers worry about making enough milk for their babies. Sometimes these concerns are unfounded and LLL Leaders can reassure mothers by asking about diaper (nappy) output, latching,…

Breastfeeding Without Giving Birth

Alyssa Schnell, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Alyssa Schnell is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) based in the United States. She speaks internationally about inducing lactation and relactation and specializes in helping parents who have not given birth (non-gestational…

Update on HIV and Breastfeeding

Pamela Morrison, IBCLC, West Sussex, England La Leche League Leaders occasionally receive requests for information about whether mothers who have tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can breastfeed their babies. Although the discovery that the virus can be…