Breastfeeding Chat

Mother to Mother support for breastfeeding. Connect with others to celebrate the joys and overcome the challenges.

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Welcome to Breastfeeding Chat! Feel free to post questions of the members or group coordinator. Please share your favorite breastfeeding stories and breastfeeding news items. Please feel free to add discussions.

The mission of La Leche League International is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

La Leche League groups meet monthly in over 60 countries around the world. Leaders are mother-volunteers who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International. Leaders are available for phone and email help, and some Leaders do home visits for moms who are having trouble in the early weeks.

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La Leche League philosophy is summarized by these 10 concepts:

-Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
-Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.
-In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
-Breast milk is the superior infant food.
-For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.
-Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.
-Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.
-Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby's father. A father's unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child's development from early infancy.
-Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
-From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.

The ideals and principles of mothering which are the foundation of LLLI beliefs are further developed in THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, the most comprehensive handbook on breastfeeding and parenting ever published. It has provided needed answers to three generations of nursing mothers on every aspect of breastfeeding. The new Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is now available!  See this link to download chapter 20, the Tear-Sheet Toolkit:


My highest credential is MOM to three clever, spunky, loving, sweet, funny kids, ages 9, 7, and 4. I am also a volunteer LLLL (La Leche League Leader) and an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in Seattle, Washington.


Discussion Forum

breastfeeding through pregnancy/tandem nursing

Started by Emily Healy. Last reply by Nani deBuys Apr 8, 2013. 4 Replies

Baby fussing/screaming when I try to nurse her

Started by Chelsea. Last reply by Brandi Frey Jun 27, 2012. 3 Replies

Angelina Jolie statue

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Comment by Laura Morales on June 9, 2010 at 6:30pm
does anyone know what the symptoms would be in a breastfeed baby that is lactose intolerant? If a baby is very gassy and fussy could that be why? Would eliminating dairy from my diet be the answer?
Comment by Brittany Tubb on June 9, 2010 at 1:50pm
thanks for the info, ill have to talk with dr sherri next month when we go back in to see if we need to do anything about the hiccups...he got them atleast ten times a day when he was still in my belly. so there might be a problem.
Comment by Tarrah Carmon on June 9, 2010 at 1:23pm
Babies with gastroesophageal reflux disease may hiccup more often...and sometimes BF does cause them....
Comment by Brittany Tubb on June 9, 2010 at 1:16pm
hmm, well konnor hasnt had any gas issues yet..thank goodness! he does get the hiccups often, but i dont think that has anything to do with breastfeeding. but i could be wrong.
Comment by Tarrah Carmon on June 9, 2010 at 1:13pm
it helps with production to keep the supply good and some say it helps the baby be less gassy
Comment by Brittany Tubb on June 9, 2010 at 1:03pm
bahaha comfy in public breastfeeding** i need to proofread before i
Comment by Brittany Tubb on June 9, 2010 at 12:46pm
Comment by Brittany Tubb on June 9, 2010 at 12:46pm what gdiapers just came out with!!! :)) already ordered mine!!
Comment by Brittany Tubb on June 9, 2010 at 12:43pm
its going good...we breastfeed when were at home, n bottlefeed formula on the go, im still not comfy out in public with breasting...i dont mind seeing other women do just not comfy doing it myself, mostly cuz my nearly 3yr old is very active n i dont want any accidents happening. lol ive never tried the mothers milk it any good? n is it only for poor milk supply, cuz my supply is doing great now.
Comment by Tarrah Carmon on June 9, 2010 at 9:42am
How did everything end up working out Brittany? i got some samples for some mothers milk tea that ill be using since i had such a poor supply with Gavin....

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