We wanted to share with you this lovely photo taken at our Anniversary Conference recently. It shows keynote speakers Diane Wiessinger and Teresa Pitman, two of the authors of the wonderful LLL books Sweet Sleep and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Diane is perched on the speakers' table demonstrating and talking about the 'cuddle curl' position that a breastfeeding mother naturally adopts when sharing a sleep surface with her baby. If you'd like to know more about sleeping safely with your baby why not take a peek at Sweet Sleep or one of our other recommended resources on infant sleep: Sleeping With Your Baby and Safe Sleep.
If you’re expecting a baby and are continuing to breastfeed your older child, many questions may be going through your mind. Mothers can and do breastfeed while pregnant and more mothers now are doing so; some go on to nurse both their new baby and their older child after the birth. New for 2016 LLLGB's A4 information sheet Pregnant and Breastfeeding? is a handy starting point for learning more about breastfeeding whilst pregnant and about tandem nursing. And for more information the well-loved Australian Breastfeeding Association booklet, Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy and Beyond, is now back in stock.
Read about recent research on the safety of breastfeeding whilst pregnant and tandem nursing from author Hilary Flower in this 2016 article from LLLI Breastfeeding Today.
Introducing your baby to other foods can be fun. The simplest way is to continue your usual breastfeeding pattern and let your baby join you at family mealtimes. He'll be able to handle, taste and explore new foods gradually and in his own time. Our DVD and booklet explain how you can introduce solids in a natural way alongside breastfeeding. And our information sheet Toddlers and Food explores ways to continue this process into the second year when many toddlers suddenly start being more discerning about what they will and won't eat. The booklet Breastfeeding & Dental Health discusses the different factors that may contribute to tooth decay and what you can do to help protect those important first teeth.
Starting Solids DVD
Start Solid Food booklet
Breastfeeding & Dental Health booklet
Toddlers and Food A4 information sheet
Today we're celebrating the first birthday of our LLLGB Kindle Positioning and Attachment booklet. It's exactly a year since it was published — the first LLL Kindle publication in the world. Most buyers have been from the UK, however we've also had buyers in other countries including the US, Canada, Germany and Italy.