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50 Years -- Celebrating the Power of Breastfeeding

Mary Hurt
LLLI Public Relations Associate
From: LEAVEN, Vol. 42 No. 2, April-May-June 2006, p. 36.

Plan now to join the world of breastfeeding in Chicago, Illinois, USA at the Hilton Chicago from July 20-23, 2007. The theme for this Conference is 50 Years -- Celebrating the Power of Breastfeeding.

The power of breastfeeding is evident in its nutritional and immunological gifts including life-saving properties, emotional benefits, health advantages to mother and baby, ecological implications, and economic benefits.

Every day LLL Leaders share the power of mother-to-mother breastfeeding support. First empowered by the experience of nursing their own babies, they reach out as did the Founders of La Leche League to touch other mothers with their personal knowledge and information.

When Leaders provide the necessary encouragement, information, and support, most mothers continue breastfeeding their babies. Leaders help new mothers to discover that breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed babies, an effective parenting tool, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As a mother nurtures her child, she gains confidence and feels empowered not only in her role as a mother, but in other facets of her life.

Nowhere is the power of breastfeeding as evident as at an LLLI Conference -- the place where the world of breastfeeding gathers, where breastfeeding is the norm, and where the latest research on breastfeeding and parenting is presented. When you attend, you will experience the power of networking with others in the lactation world, the power of cutting-edge information, and the power of inspiration.

Now is the time to circle the dates on your calendar, plan fundraising activities, and start talking with LLL members about attending this important event. Plan now to celebrate the power of breastfeeding at the LLLI Conference. As Anwar Fazal says in the foreword to the seventh edition of THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, "The natural power of breastfeeding is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It is about real love. It is about caring and celebrating the wondrous joy of nurturing a new life."

Look for more information on the 50th Anniversary LLLI Conference in the pages of LEAVEN and NEW BEGINNINGS, and online at www.lalecheleague.org.

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