La Leche League International

La Leche League International Do you have a question about breastfeeding? Please contact your local La Leche League Leader directly for information and support: http://www.llli.org/web

LLLI is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization—recognized as an authority on breastfeeding around the world—founded by seven amazing women in 1956 in Franklin Park, Illinois, USA. Through a network of accredited volunteer “Leaders,” LLLI currently has a presence in sixty-five countries around the world. Leaders have breastfed their own babies and been specially trained to help mo

LLLI is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization—recognized as an authority on breastfeeding around the world—founded by seven amazing women in 1956 in Franklin Park, Illinois, USA. Through a network of accredited volunteer “Leaders,” LLLI currently has a presence in sixty-five countries around the world. Leaders have breastfed their own babies and been specially trained to help mo

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There are no foods you need to avoid because you're breastfeeding. If you or your baby have allergies, or you have a fam...
07/07/2021

There are no foods you need to avoid because you're breastfeeding. If you or your baby have allergies, or you have a family medical history of allergy, you may need to avoid some foods.
#ChocolateDay
#WorldChocolateDay

[Image description: close-up photo of a buffet. We see the forearms and hands of people who are standing on either side of a long table serving themselves delicious-looking fresh salads, olives, grain dishes and dips. White text on transparent charcoal background laid over the top reads: 'You don’t need to eat anything special while you’re breastfeeding. There are no foods you need to avoid while breastfeeding.' At the bottom is the LLLI logo in white.]

New in #BreastfeedingToday - Supporting Young Mothers: Boost Their Confidence for Successful Breastfeeding https://www.l...
07/06/2021

New in #BreastfeedingToday - Supporting Young Mothers: Boost Their Confidence for Successful Breastfeeding
https://www.llli.org/supporting-young-mothers-boost-their-confidence-for-successful-breastfeeding/
#BfTodayTuesday

[Image description: Drawing of a sunny outdoors scene - a young mother holds her baby in a red carrier; she wears a white t-shirt and blue jeans, her long brown hair is tied back, her eyes are closed, her chin rests lightly on the top of her baby's head; baby has one eye closed, and holds a yellow plushie duck toy. The mother stands next to a table with various objects on. Top right-hand side corner: white text on green background - 'Supporting Young Mothers: #BreastfeedingToday', white LLLI logo.

New in #BreastfeedingToday - Supporting Young Mothers: Boost Their Confidence for Successful Breastfeeding
https://www.llli.org/supporting-young-mothers-boost-their-confidence-for-successful-breastfeeding/
#BfTodayTuesday

[Image description: Drawing of a sunny outdoors scene - a young mother holds her baby in a red carrier; she wears a white t-shirt and blue jeans, her long brown hair is tied back, her eyes are closed, her chin rests lightly on the top of her baby's head; baby has one eye closed, and holds a yellow plushie duck toy. The mother stands next to a table with various objects on. Top right-hand side corner: white text on green background - 'Supporting Young Mothers: #BreastfeedingToday', white LLLI logo.

Help us to provide vital support to our amazing breastfeeding counsellors! They volunteer in over 80 countries and terri...
07/06/2021

Help us to provide vital support to our amazing breastfeeding counsellors! They volunteer in over 80 countries and territories worldwide 🌍🌏🌎 We launched our mid-year campaign this week, and every donation helps. Share this post and tell friends why you love LLL 🧡💙💚
https://www.llli.org/donate/
#LLLIThreadsOfHope

[Image description: neat pile of brightly coloured, folded clothes. Over the clothes - white circle with bold black text on 'THREADS OF HOPE' and black text in smaller font size 'LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL'. Small coloured circles 'orbit' the white circle.]

Help us to provide vital support to our amazing breastfeeding counsellors! They volunteer in over 80 countries and territories worldwide 🌍🌏🌎 We launched our mid-year campaign this week, and every donation helps. Share this post and tell friends why you love LLL 🧡💙💚
https://www.llli.org/donate/
#LLLIThreadsOfHope

[Image description: neat pile of brightly coloured, folded clothes. Over the clothes - white circle with bold black text on 'THREADS OF HOPE' and black text in smaller font size 'LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL'. Small coloured circles 'orbit' the white circle.]

📌How breasts make milk.
07/05/2021

📌How breasts make milk.

How do breasts make milk? If you are having breastfeeding problems, such as low milk supply or too much milk, or are wondering why your baby’s feeding pattern is different from what you expected, it can help to understand more about the science of lactation. Our article explores how breasts make milk:

https://www.laleche.org.uk/how-milk-production-works/

[Image: baby at the breast looking up. Text: How does milk production work?]

¿Amamantas y te apetece un café? Es poco probale que consumir cantidades moderadas de cafeína afecte a tu bebé sano naci...
07/05/2021

¿Amamantas y te apetece un café? Es poco probale que consumir cantidades moderadas de cafeína afecte a tu bebé sano nacido a término ☕

¿Amamantas y te apetece un café? Es poco probale que consumir cantidades moderadas de cafeína afecte a tu bebé sano nacido a término ☕

#WorkingAndBreastfeeding – Choosing a Child Care Provider. You want a setting that respects breastfeeding and your expre...
07/05/2021

#WorkingAndBreastfeeding – Choosing a Child Care Provider. You want a setting that respects breastfeeding and your expressed milk - https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/working-and-breastfeeding-choosing-a-child-care-provider/

[Image description: top - photo of smiling carer kneeling on the floor with an infant sitting on her, there are toddlers sitting on either side of her. Top left-hand corner - white LLLI logo on green background. Bottom - white text on green background reads 'Working and Breastfeeding – Choosing a Child Care Provider.
You want a setting that respects breastfeeding and your expressed milk.']

#WorkingAndBreastfeeding – Choosing a Child Care Provider. You want a setting that respects breastfeeding and your expressed milk - https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/working-and-breastfeeding-choosing-a-child-care-provider/

[Image description: top - photo of smiling carer kneeling on the floor with an infant sitting on her, there are toddlers sitting on either side of her. Top left-hand corner - white LLLI logo on green background. Bottom - white text on green background reads 'Working and Breastfeeding – Choosing a Child Care Provider.
You want a setting that respects breastfeeding and your expressed milk.']

What tips would you share with a friend or relative expecting a baby?
07/04/2021

What tips would you share with a friend or relative expecting a baby?

Если бы ваша подруга или родственница ожидала первенца, что бы вы сказали ей о грудном вскармливании? 🌱

Breastfeeding is a workplace issue: fighting for fair breastfeeding & expressing break laws in South Africa & across the...
07/03/2021
Fighting for Fair Breastfeeding & Expressing Break Laws in South Africa & Across the Globe | La Leche League International

Breastfeeding is a workplace issue: fighting for fair breastfeeding & expressing break laws in South Africa & across the globe -https://www.llli.org/fighting-for-fair-breastfeeding-expressing-break-laws-in-south-africa-across-the-globe-2/

By Gwynneth Jacobs, La Leche League Leader, Cape Town, South Africa After the birth of my son I witnessed the wonders of breastfeeding and was amazed by how breast milk is so much more than just food. It is such a special bond and the central piece to my whole mothering journey! As a working … Rea...

Marvel actor Sophia Di Martino praised the production team of #Loki for making it "possible for me to do my job and be a...
07/02/2021
'Loki' Star Reveals 'Genius' Costume Change That Made Breastfeeding Easier

Marvel actor Sophia Di Martino praised the production team of #Loki for making it "possible for me to do my job and be a parent" - they adapted her costume so she could pump milk and breastfeed behind the scenes more easily.
#NormalizeBreastfeeding
#WorkingAndBreastfeeding

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/loki-star-sophia-di-martino-breastfeeding_n_60ddcb59e4b0b5e1761165db

Sophia Di Martino praised the Marvel production team for making it "possible for me to do my job and be a parent."

"No matter what roles life pushes me into, I refuse to compromise my maternal bonds. Raising children while working a fu...
07/02/2021

"No matter what roles life pushes me into, I refuse to compromise my maternal bonds. Raising children while working a full-time job is demanding and heartbreaking at times, but balance is possible." Read more in I Love My Job but Hate Leaving My Kids #BreastfeedingToday

[Image description: left hand side - black and white photo showing mother holding her baby up and kissing the side of his face; baby's arm lies along his mother's arm, her hand cups his head. Right hand side - grey text on white background reads "No matter what roles life pushes me into, I refuse to compromise my maternal bonds." Bottom - white LLLI logo on grey background.]

"No matter what roles life pushes me into, I refuse to compromise my maternal bonds. Raising children while working a full-time job is demanding and heartbreaking at times, but balance is possible." Read more in I Love My Job but Hate Leaving My Kids #BreastfeedingToday

[Image description: left hand side - black and white photo showing mother holding her baby up and kissing the side of his face; baby's arm lies along his mother's arm, her hand cups his head. Right hand side - grey text on white background reads "No matter what roles life pushes me into, I refuse to compromise my maternal bonds." Bottom - white LLLI logo on grey background.]

Read our updated info on breastfeeding and caffeine here ☕️ https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/caffeine/ #Caffeine ...
07/02/2021

Read our updated info on breastfeeding and caffeine here ☕️ https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/caffeine/
#Caffeine #Breastfeeding #HumanMilk

[Image description: white cup with black coffee sits amidst a background of coffee beans; a slight haze of steam rises form the cup. White text on deep coffee-brown background reads 'Breastfeeding and want a coffee? Consuming moderate amounts of caffeine is unlikely to impact your full term, healthy baby.' White LLLI logo at the bottom.]

Secrets to combining work with breastfeeding - three Guatemalan mothers share their stories 💗https://www.llli.org/determ...
07/01/2021

Secrets to combining work with breastfeeding - three Guatemalan mothers share their stories 💗
https://www.llli.org/determined-to-breastfeed-three-guatemalan-mothers-share-their-secrets-to-combining-work-with-breastfeeding/

[Image description: photo of an interior, taken through large, open, grey wooden doors - on a brown tiled floor, mother crouches down with her toddler on her knee and young child next to her. They are in front of a large tree. Top left-hand corner - white LLLI logo on grey background. Bottom - raspberry-pink border with white text 'Secrets to combining work with breastfeeding. #BreastfeedingToday']

Secrets to combining work with breastfeeding - three Guatemalan mothers share their stories 💗
https://www.llli.org/determined-to-breastfeed-three-guatemalan-mothers-share-their-secrets-to-combining-work-with-breastfeeding/

[Image description: photo of an interior, taken through large, open, grey wooden doors - on a brown tiled floor, mother crouches down with her toddler on her knee and young child next to her. They are in front of a large tree. Top left-hand corner - white LLLI logo on grey background. Bottom - raspberry-pink border with white text 'Secrets to combining work with breastfeeding. #BreastfeedingToday']

📢 Breastfeeding is a human rights issue.[Image description: right- hand side - photo of mother breastfeeding her baby, s...
07/01/2021

📢 Breastfeeding is a human rights issue.

[Image description: right- hand side - photo of mother breastfeeding her baby, she wears a white sleeveless top and black skirt with narrow white pinstripes. Her long dark hair falls across her face, she is looking down at her baby who wears a white suit. Left-hand side - teal background with orange dot pattern, in the centre is white text on solid orange background reading 'BREASTFEEDING IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE', underneath is white LLLI logo.]

Great news! The International Olympic Committee says it will now allow breastfeeding mothers to bring their children to ...
06/30/2021
Kim Gaucher, other nursing mothers will be able to bring children to Olympics, say Tokyo organizers | CBC Sports

Great news! The International Olympic Committee says it will now allow breastfeeding mothers to bring their children to Tokyo 🎉🎉🎉
#NormalizeBreastfeeding
#KimGaucher
#Olympics2021
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/tokyo-organizers-allow-nursing-mothers-bring-children-to-olympics-1.6085847

Canadian basketball player Kim Gaucher, as well as other nursing mothers will be allowed to bring their children to the Tokyo Olympics when necessary, 2020 organizers told Reuters on Wednesday.

Breastfeeding is important to your baby with #DownSyndrome - human milk provides extra protection against infections and...
06/30/2021

Breastfeeding is important to your baby with #DownSyndrome - human milk provides extra protection against infections and bowel problems, which are more common in babies with Down syndrome.

[Image description: baby lies on their tummy, propping themselves up with head raised, laughing at their (unseen by us) parent. Baby wears a striped grey and white sleep-suit, and lies on a grey and white cover with a swirly pattern on. Chair in the background has cerise cushion on. Bottom of image: cerise banner with white text on 'Breastfeeding is important to your baby with Down syndrome - human milk provides extra protection against infections and bowel problems, which are more common in babies with Down syndrome.' Top right-hand corner: white LLLI logo.]

Кормите грудью и хотите кофе? Употребление умеренного количества кофеина вряд ли повлияет на вашего здорового доношенног...
06/30/2021

Кормите грудью и хотите кофе? Употребление умеренного количества кофеина вряд ли повлияет на вашего здорового доношенного ребёнка ☕

Кормите грудью и хотите кофе? Употребление умеренного количества кофеина вряд ли повлияет на вашего здорового доношенного ребёнка ☕

📣 Check out our new article! ❤️ Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with #DownSyndrome https://www.llli.org/joys...
06/29/2021

📣 Check out our new article!
❤️ Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with #DownSyndrome
https://www.llli.org/joys-and-challenges-of-parenting-a-daughter-with-down-syndrome/

#BfTodayTuesday
#BreastfeedingToday

[Image description: a mother and her teenage daughter smile at the camera. The mother wears a white ribbed cardigan, her daughter wears a sleeveless red dress and a fine silver chain around her head. Top right corner: white LLLI logo on deep red background. Overlaid on the bottom of the photo: white text on transparent red background reads: 'Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with Down Syndrome #BreastfeedingToday']

📣 Check out our new article!
❤️ Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with #DownSyndrome
https://www.llli.org/joys-and-challenges-of-parenting-a-daughter-with-down-syndrome/

#BfTodayTuesday
#BreastfeedingToday

[Image description: a mother and her teenage daughter smile at the camera. The mother wears a white ribbed cardigan, her daughter wears a sleeveless red dress and a fine silver chain around her head. Top right corner: white LLLI logo on deep red background. Overlaid on the bottom of the photo: white text on transparent red background reads: 'Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Daughter with Down Syndrome #BreastfeedingToday']

💚 Be careful who you follow... 💚A great explanation from Liga de La Leche México
06/29/2021

💚 Be careful who you follow... 💚
A great explanation from Liga de La Leche México

In 1981 a plaque dedicated to the founding of LLL at a July picnic in 1956 was laid in #WilderPark, Elmhurst, USA.Today ...
06/28/2021

In 1981 a plaque dedicated to the founding of LLL at a July picnic in 1956 was laid in #WilderPark, Elmhurst, USA.
Today La Leche League continues to be a global network supporting breastfeeding families in over 80 countries
💙💚🧡

[Image: toddler sits on the grass next to the plaque in Wilder Park. Text: "La Leche League International began here at Wilder Park at a picnic during the summer of 1956 when a group of young mothers decided to find a way to share breastfeeding information with their friends in the community who wanted to nurse their babies. Little did they know that the friends would eventually number in the hundreds of thousands and that the community would encompass the world."]

Lo sapevi che è possibile allattare il tuo bambino adottato?"Questa è la prima volta in cui la mia bambina più piccola h...
06/28/2021

Lo sapevi che è possibile allattare il tuo bambino adottato?
"Questa è la prima volta in cui la mia bambina più piccola ha poppato, a cinque mesi. È stata adottata e si è attaccata al seno il giorno in cui l'abbiamo portata a casa. Sto usando un biberon con cui faccio gocciolare il latte per incoraggiarla ad attaccarsi". Chetana, India
Trovi ulteriori informazioni qui:
https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/adoption/
https://lllitalia.org/rilattazione/lm-posso-allattare-il-mio-bambino-adottivo.html

Lo sapevi che è possibile allattare il tuo bambino adottato?
"Questa è la prima volta in cui la mia bambina più piccola ha poppato, a cinque mesi. È stata adottata e si è attaccata al seno il giorno in cui l'abbiamo portata a casa. Sto usando un biberon con cui faccio gocciolare il latte per incoraggiarla ad attaccarsi". Chetana, India
Trovi ulteriori informazioni qui:
https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/adoption/
https://lllitalia.org/rilattazione/lm-posso-allattare-il-mio-bambino-adottivo.html

🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
06/26/2021

🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

La Leche League of Ireland supports Pride 2021. We strive to be inclusive in our support and our language. We look forward to continuing to support LGBTQ+ families into the future.

#pride
#pride2021
#chestfeeding
#breastfeeding
#chestfeedingsupport

Parenting when your partner breastfeeds? We love LLLGB because Breastfeeding Matters's article 🧡
06/25/2021

Parenting when your partner breastfeeds?
We love LLLGB because Breastfeeding Matters's article 🧡

All parents have a unique relationship with their baby, which grows and develops as their baby does. Partners have a unique relationship - a different feel, a different sound and a different smell. See our article for more on parenting when your partner breastfeeds: https://www.laleche.org.uk/parenting-when-your-partner-breastfeeds/

#BreastfeedingCelebrationWeek #BreastfeedingWeek

[Image: A smiling father laid down with a baby on his bare chest, covered with a blanket, and a toddler laid against his side, holding his hand and giggling. Text: Parenting when your partner breastfeeds?]

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Help please🥺 My story is: my baby is 1 month old, I started with ni**le shields because of a flat left ni**le, then he got used to these and so, for the first 2 weeks I fed with the shields. Then, I managed to get rid of them and for these last 2 weeks I fed him without shields. My left ni**le is cracked (despite the ni**le shield!) and both breasts are both very sore, hard and stiff. My right one also hurts like sharp needles at times, even after a feed. I feed my boy for 30/40 minutes on one breast each feed session. At first, it was every 1.30hr, now it’s a feed every 2.30hr. This means that 1 breast is used every 5 hours...is it too long? My GP gave me a cream for thrush, thinking I got candida on my right one, so I am putting that cream on and the lanolin after every feed. Sadly, my right breast is getting too hard too often, and is so sore... 1. Could it be engorgement? The GP gave me a cream for thrush, but should this not be also given to baby too, eventually? 2. How do you tell the difference between a candida, an engorgement and a mastitis? 3. What should I do ? Should I feed 30min each breast every 3 hours? Or both breasts per session for 20minutes? 4. As I read that to avoid engorgements one should feed 8-10 times in 24hrs, does this mean each b**b? As I am nowhere near this target! 5. My baby will stay to a b**b for his 40/50 minutes before he stops and unlaches, I think he is getting enough milk, but if I am engorged is it possible he stays that long because I am not producing enough ? My left one gets hard but it’s ok using it every other feed, but the right one will explode if I don’t feed with it every time...😢 Help, as they are getting worse by the day, especially the right one!
so pleased with my new Hands-free breast pump. it's the worlds most affordable digital pump and its really good price. has anyone had any experience with the milk collecting cups?
Good morning My name is Ja’Niece Nelson I am a DONA Doula, a CAPPA Postpartum Doula, and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. I am currently in my last year of school at Union Institute and University. I am reaching out to you because I have to do an internship with a License IBCLC. I was wondering if you or someone you know was offering internship? The internship can be either in-person or virtual. My contact information is [email protected]
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Hi! Does anyone know of a tracking/logging app that both mom and dad Can use and the data syncs together? For example, while I am at work my husband could log when my son has a bottle/nap/ changes a diaper and I log into my phone so I could still see when? Thanks in advance!
I have a coworker that may need support to increase her milk supply and or breast milk to keep up with this little guy. She has tried to supplement with 90% of the formulas out there but the little guys stomach just cant handle anything but breast milk because of his soy allergy among other things. Are there any resources offered here that my be able to help the two off them?
Can I take Tylenol when my 5mo EBF baby is also taking Tylenol?
At the metrocentre yesterday... couldn’t find anywhere willing to allow me to feed my child (discrimination btw.) and told several times to “use the toilets” after the 3rd one I was almost at tears, and told her to go eat lunch in them. I pulled an officer who was asking people where their face coverings were and asked about the lack of safe facilities for breastfeeding mothers as it is ILLEGAL to discriminate and harass either verbally, physically, mentally or not provide safe facilities to accommodate... he told me to stop wasting his time and take my kid into the toilet. 🙃 Yes. That filthy cell they call a baby change area that was absolutely packed, red hot, stinking, rubbish everywhere... not a safe environment, so a crime. Again. Told to stop wasting his time. I got a phone call from a manager last night who said he was “disgusted” at what I told him... he then continued to tell me “you can always sit on the floor” 🤔🙃
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Are there any leaders in Pasadena CA who can tell me about a pediatric dentist who knows about tongue ties
Harnais de Palvik Bonjour, quels sont les conseils a donner a une maman dont l.enfant porte un harnais de Palvik? Quelle position? Avez vous de la documentation sur le sujet? Merci