The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #44, April 2006


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1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. LLLI Licensed Nursing Bra Will Be in Stores April 24th
3. New Look for LLL in the USA Web Pages
4. World Health Day Document Available
5. Breeze into the Windy City to Celebrate the Power of Breastfeeding
6. We're Looking for "Lost" Leaders!
7. This Mother's Day, "Don't Buy Flowers!"
8. Spring Appeal Letter in Spanish
9. New Search Engine Benefits LLLI
10. May 7th House Party Call with Mary Ann Cahill
11. Help LLL



*We have continued to improve our "one-stop breastfeeding information" page of breastfeeding resources, by adding links to articles from BREASTFEEDING ABSTRACTS and the Center for Breastfeeding Information's handy annotated breastfeeding bibliographies on relevant pages. Bookmark for your easy resource for breastfeeding help!

*The Center for Breastfeeding Information's breastfeeding paper of the month is “Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development: A Strategy for Large-Scale Action” The summary is here:

*On our Center for Breastfeeding Resources additional information page is an updated PDF version of "Outcomes of Breastfeeding versus Formula Feeding," compiled by Ginna Wall and Jon Ahrendson, from the University of Washington Medical Center, updated March 2006.

*La Leche League issued a media release to mark World Health Day: "Working Together for Health: La Leche League International Marks World Health Day." You can read it here:

*We are in the process of substantially revising many of our Frequently Asked Question files. Extensive new content is available in the following new or revised files:

**My Doctor Said I Have Inverted or Flat Nipples. Can I Still Breastfeed My Baby?
**First Foods for Babies
**When Should My Baby Start Solids?
**How Can I Become a La Leche League Leader?

*The LLLI Mother-to-Mother Support Forums, a bulletin board where mothers share breastfeeding and parenting experiences, has over 2,000 members now. Check it out to learn about mothers' concerns or to ask a question of your own.

*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. Three new US Groups have been listed in the past month, in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, plus there are new beautiful new sites for LLL of Spain and Slovenia. Look for a new design on US Group Web pages in the coming weeks (see article #3 for a preview of the style)! To find all our Groups with Web pages, look at our collection:



LLLI is excited to announce that on or about April 24th our first LLLI branded product will be hitting the stores. Nordstrom will be carrying the LLLI licensed nursing bra as a test in several stores, mainly in the northwest U.S. To meet the needs of different shoppers they will be offering two styles of bras, a soft cup and under wire. We encourage you to visit Nordstrom Department stores and inquire about the nursing bra as well as recommend it to nursing mothers. Visit: for more information



The LLL in the USA Web site has been redesigned! We've created a new look and feel to capture the spirit of the wonderful work that Leaders are doing for mothers and babies in the US. Navigation of the site has been streamlined to guide users directly to the information they need. The site is divided into two sections: the public section is what visitors see when they type in the basic address (the home page). In that section of the site are links to finding a local Group, getting help with breastfeeding, and learning about activities in the US, such as conferences and World Breastfeeding Week. Links to Areas and Group pages from this portion of the site direct visitors to the public Area and Group pages. The password protected Leaders Only section of the site has all the Division, Area, and Group administrative files. It is accessed by logging in on the home page or going directly to (the user name and password have not changed). We hope visitors to the new LLL in the USA site will enjoy the new design and that US Leaders find that it makes their work easier.



In celebration of World Health Day, April 7, 2006, La Leche League International (LLLI) produced a document available in English and Spanish that demonstrates how LLLI, a mother-to-mother breastfeeding support organization, helps to build healthy communities and alleviate the growing worldwide shortage of healthcare workers. “Working Together for Health” is the theme of World Health Day 2006. By providing breastfeeding information and support, LLLI supports breastfeeding mothers and works with others involved in health services around the world. The LLLI World Health Day document is available for downloading and distribution in English at and in Spanish at



Plan to celebrate the power of breastfeeding in Chicago, Illinois USA, at the La Leche League International Conference, July10-23, 2007. The conference will be the culmination of a year’s worth of events marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of LLLI in 1956. Attend the world’s largest breastfeeding conference to earn Continuing Education Credits and hear the latest in evidence-based research on cutting-edge topics. One subject under consideration is the soon-to-be issued World Health Organization growth charts aimed at establishing the breastfed infant as the normative model for growth and development. Other topics may include medications in human milk, the perfect latch, co-sleeping and HIV and breastfeeding. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago, which is located on the “Cultural Michigan Avenue Mile” overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, and the Museum Campus. Be sure to save time before or after the meeting to experience all that the Windy City has to offer, including world-famous shopping and dining. Chicago boasts numerous parks, museums, and a beautiful lake front. It is a city known for fascinating architecture and neighborhoods. Breeze in for the Conference, stay for the sights.

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