My second child has recently turned one and I find myself once again breastfeeding a wriggling, giggling, distractible toddler. I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding for the best part of four years, which is incredible when I think how hard it was to establish breastfeeding with my … [Read more...] about Finding the right support
Breastfeeding Matters is the LLLGB members' newsletter, with news and views from LLLGB and inspiring stories from our members.
You can support the work of of LLLGB by becoming a member, and receive six copies of Breastfeeding Matters a year. Here are a selection of articles from the newsletter.
I never for a moment doubted that I would breastfeed, it had never even crossed my mind that I might not be able to breastfeed; unless you count the times I imagined what would happen if I died or became hospitalised and wasn’t allowed access to my baby. During pregnancy, I couldn’t really think … [Read more...] about My breastfeeding journey
Before my first baby was born, I fully expected that I would happily return to the teaching work which I loved, and that in most ways my life would carry on as before. My husband and I had just bought a house with a mortgage that depended on our two salaries. I had accepted the terms of my … [Read more...] about Moving heaven and earth
We asked mothers how their social lives had changed since having a baby. Response: Going out for lunch has replaced romantic evening dates. And now children come too. It's not relaxing or romantic but 'we are family'; children grow quickly and we'll be able to go out in the evening as a couple … [Read more...] about Mothers on … social lives
This article is part of a series discussing the LLL philosophy concepts. You may be aware that there are ten concepts underlying what LLL does. As Leaders we sign up to these, and they help to shape our responses, the way we run meetings, and the type of information that we provide. “In the … [Read more...] about In the early years, the baby has an intense need to be with his mother
We often talk about what breastfeeding means to us as mothers, so we asked some LLL mothers what their toddlers and children say about breastfeeding. One thing’s for sure, our babies definitely think breastfeeding is about more than just nutrition! Out of the mouths of nursing babes ... When … [Read more...] about Toddler talk
We asked mothers for their experience of combining breastfeeding and work Response: I was dreading going back to work and leaving my then ten month old with his daddy. We decided not to cut down on breastfeeding before and not to give formula or expressed milk in the day when I wasn't there as he … [Read more...] about Mothers on … breastfeeding & work
We asked for thoughts about breastfeeding and sex. Here are some of the many responses we received. We have listed them all as anonymous for obvious reasons... Response: I went off sex due to birth trauma after my first two babies, I was petrified of even being touched for a while after the … [Read more...] about Mothers on … breastfeeding & sex
When my baby was a newborn we stayed at home a lot because I was shy about breastfeeding in public. Then we got the hang of it, and it was lovely being out and about together. But now he’s four months old and very easily distracted, so when we feed in public he often pulls off to look around, … [Read more...] about I’m shy about breastfeeding in public
We asked mothers what support from their nearest and dearest was most helpful in the early days of a new baby. My husband would insist on us going for a nice day out at the weekend with the children and then on the way home he'd take the 'scenic' route so that the boys, but more importantly I, … [Read more...] about Mothers on … support from our nearest and dearest