The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #42, February 2006


The OnLLLine Chronicle is a free monthly e-newsletter from La Leche League International, an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. We will share updates on LLLI's activities, new products, and other breastfeeding-related news. Thank you for subscribing, and we hope you enjoy our news and information!

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1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. Mother-to-Mother Support Forums Proving Very Popular with Mothers!
3. Updated Breastfeeding Statistics
4. Purchase Breastfeeding and Parenting Books Directly from Our Site!
5. LLLI 50th Anniversary Conference Theme
6. Our Newest Book, Hirkani's Daughters
7. Registration Materials for 2006 Seminar for Physicians on Breastfeeding Now Available
8. Breastfeeding Legislation Updates
9. LLLI Representation at the 2006 World Social Forum
10. New project: Translation of LLLI publication: Breastfeeding Abstracts (BA)
11 . Planning a House Party? Need a Theme?
12. Help LLL



*Program and registration information for the 2006 Seminar for Physicians on Breastfeeding, which will be held in San Diego, California this summer can be found at

*The Center for Breastfeeding Information's breastfeeding paper of the month is “Lactation and risk of endometrial cancer in Japan: a case-control study.” The summary is here:

*Two new LLLI media releases are now available -- “50 Years--Celebrating the Power of Breastfeeding.” La Leche League International Announces 2007 Conference Theme and La Leche League Announces New Mother-to-Mother Support Forum. You can read both at

*Iron Metabolism in Human Milk-Fed Infants By Ian J. Griffin, MB, ChB and Steven A. Abrams, MD Describes iron metabolism in human milk-fed infants and is the newest online Independent Study Module. You can view the entire collection at

*If you are looking for an LLL Group in your vicinity to attend, don't forget to visit our index of local LLL Group Web pages, or choose a country from our convenient drop-down menu listing all countries and regions with LLL sites. Four new US Groups have been listed in the past month, in Indiana, Kansas, Oregon and Michigan. To find all these, look at our collection of local LLL Web pages:



La Leche League International is pleased to announce that the "Mother-to-Mother Support Forums," launched January 13, have really taken off. With the board up and running for one month, we now have over one-thousand, one-hundred registered participants! The bulletin board features over forty-three fora, with topics ranging from pregnancy to breastfeeding your toddler to family nutrition. We are adding more fora, including a section in the Spanish language, in the near future. Don't miss out!

The La Leche League mother-to-mother forum is a place where mothers can ask and answer questions, share their own experiences, as well as get support from La Leche League in a safe and welcoming environment. We invite you to join us at the forum to find breastfeeding information and support. We hope you will find some new friends in the process. Please bookmark this page and return to it often:



The Center for Breastfeeding Information (CBI) at LLLI has a link to the new 2004 Breastfeeding Statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its Additional Resources page. The CBI is one of the world's largest libraries of information on breastfeeding, human lactation and related topics.



While the LLLI Catalogue features many wonderful items (see, we know there are numerous other great books, videos and related items that we no longer carry or cannot fit into our warehouse. We would like to make it easier for parents to obtain these materials on our Web site. You can now visit our recommended reading page and purchase over 200 items from the Web site, at great prices, and know that your purchase also helps La Leche League International. Please review this extensive list and see if there's something there that will help you, a friend, or a loved one:



“50 Years—Celebrating the Power of Breastfeeding” will be the theme of the 2007 La Leche League International (LLLI) Conference. The Conference will be held in Chicago Illinois USA from July 20-23, 2007 at the Hilton Chicago. This meeting will be the culmination of a yearlong celebration of LLLI’s founding in 1956. To find out more about the upcoming Conference please visit If you would like to check out other events that will be taking place throughout the year to celebrate our 50th anniversary, please visit

Nowhere is the power of breastfeeding as evident as at an LLLI Conference. Join breastfeeding advocates from around the world at a gathering where breastfeeding is the norm. Earn Continuing Education Credits as you hear the latest evidence-based breastfeeding research. Sample some of the latest ideas on parenting and self-development topics. Experience the power of networking, cutting-edge information, and inspiration.

As Anwar Fazal says in the forward to the eighth edition of THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, “The natural power of breastfeeding is one of the greatest wonders of the world.” Attend the Conference and find out the latest information on the power of breastfeeding.



La Leche League International proudly presents Hirkani’s Daughters: Women Who Scale Modern Mountains to Combine Breastfeeding and Working. This book is like sharing coffee with a friend. Doctors, teachers, maids, comedians, scientists, professors, daycare providers (and more) from over thirty-five countries and six continents warmly tell tales about the challenges and joys of combining breastfeeding and work. In addition, you will see what it takes for a business to be breastfeeding-friendly: this book features some who are making strides. You will also find tips and explanations on common questions and you will discover what laws exist for breastfeeding mothers the world over. All working mothers will delight in this collection--a treasure trove of support, and a peek into the hearts and homes of others who have succeeded at combining breastfeeding with work. To find out more or to order your copy today please visit