Good news!  Our magazine New Beginnings is now available to the public for free!  If you have not read it yet, it’s worth taking a look at it. There are tons of great articles on a variety of breastfeeding- and mothering-related subjects, ranging from the technical (“Body Modification and Breastfeeding”) to the more philosophical (“Normalizing Breastfeeding”).  The heart of every issue is a collection of mothers’ stories of breastfeeding and motherhood, some jubilant, some heart-rending, but all filled with mothers’  love for their babies.  The New Beginnings editors are always on the look-out for more mothers’ stories.  If you like to write, please consider sharing your story.  You can email your story and photos to mothers.stories@llli.org.

To read New Beginnings online, just click on the cover of the magazine you’d like to read.  If you have a fast connection, you should see the magazine pop up on your screen in a few seconds in a very nice PDF viewer.  Unfortunately, if you have a dial-up, you may have troubles reading the online issues of New Beginnings because they are such large files.

Here are our four most recent issues:

Issue 2, 2009

Articles in Issue 2:

Learning to be “Motherful”

Active Toddlers’ Eating Habits

Breastfeeding: Instinct or Instruction?

Father Figures!

Issue 3, 1009

Articles in Issue 3:

Responding to Babies’ Tears

Holiday Weaning

Breasts Without Embarrassment

But I want to play, too!

Body Piercing, forums, fussy babies1

Issue 4, 2009

Articles in Issue 4:

Body Modification and Breastfeeding: What you need to Know

The Beauty of Motherhood

Mother-to-Mother Forums: A Mothers’ Online Community

Tricks for Keeping your cool

Reclaiming the Art of Breastfeeding

Issue 5-6, 2009

Articles in Issue 5-6:

Putting the “Public” Back in “Breastfeeding”

Twin Nurslings

Breastfeeding with Hyperthyroidism

Back to the Breast

Breastfeeding in the Hospital

Using Nipple Shields

When Others Criticize

Avoiding Dental Caries

Normalizing Breastfeeding