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Latest La Leche League International Stories

2008-08-03 09:00:21

By LIA RUSSELL By Lia Russell The Virginian-Pilot Krysten Pizzurro was frustrated and desperate. In addition to suffering sleep deprivation and post-partum depression, her newborn, Miriam, wouldn't breast-feed. "She would scream every time I tried to nurse her," Pizzurro, 26, said of her daughter, who was born last December. "I thought she hated me." Instead of giving up, Pizzurro showed up on the doorstep of Mary Comes, a leader of the La Leche League of Portsmouth, the local...

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By VICKY ALLAN I DON'T know when breastfeeding in public stopped being an issue for me. In the early days, I would fi nd myself in restaurants feeling like a rabbit in the headlights, trying to juggle shawl, breast and baby's head somewhere around the level of the dining table, while balancing food on a fork and attempting to avoid dropping it into the convenient receptacle of my son's ear. It didn't matter that I knew it was illegal to stop any woman breastfeeding in a public place in...