Concept References in The Womanly Art

Reference Guide to LLL’s Concepts in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - 2004 edition



  • Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
    Page 12 (exact or close wording), 12-16 (general reference)
  • Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.
    Page 46, 21, 46-47, 61
  • In the early years, the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
    Pages 168, 91, 167-170
  • Breast milk is the superior infant food.
    Pages 6 & 341, 339, 341-342, 346, 365-369
  • For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.
    Page 223, 223-224
  • Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.
    Page 233, 233-254
  • Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.
    Page 18, 18-25
  • Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby’s father. A father’s unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child’s development from early infancy.
    Page 183, 183-192
  • Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
    Page 206, 205-220
  • From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.
    Page 256, 255-268