Sometimes breastfeeding doesn’t go as hoped for, or as expected. Some of those mothers, with a little support, guidance and practice, quickly move to a place of comfort and enjoyment and they don’t look back as they overcome challenges. But some don’t. Some of them need incredible determination to … [Read more...] about Five ways to help when breastfeeding doesn’t go as expected
La Leche League GB is not a pressure group. Our wish is to offer parents accurate information so that they can make informed decisions that feel right for themselves and their child. Breastmilk is the optimal food for babies, as it is uniquely made up of the exact nutrients needed for each … [Read more...] about When breastfeeding isn’t working
A study looking at mothers’ attitudes towards breastfeeding education and promotion has been published by Amy Brown PhD, Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University. She asked 1,130 mothers with a baby aged 0-2 years to complete a questionnaire exploring their … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding Survey looks at “What Women Want”
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
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. Breastfeeding … [Read more...] about Fathers concept – it’s not just about dads!
New parents need time to adjust to their new roles. Life may change dramatically, especially for a ﬁrst time mother—many women say they didn’t feel prepared for the emotional upheaval they experienced on becoming a mum. Even experienced mothers can have difﬁculties juggling the needs of the new baby … [Read more...] about Supporting a Breastfeeding Mother
Comfortable positioning and attachment are important for all mothers. You will have time to practice with your baby while your breasts are still soft before your milk increases. The earlier you start, the easier it is. Hold your baby in skin-to-skin contact right after birth -continue this for as … [Read more...] about Comfortable breastfeeding – quick read
This year May 19th-25th was designated National Breastfeeding Week. Health professionals and lay breastfeeding supporters have been taking part in special events, promotions and coffee mornings, as well as providing stalls that offer information about breastfeeding. Some commercial organisations … [Read more...] about National Breastfeeding Week 2014