February 5 – February 12, 2009 Edition

La Leche League
to Publish Books
At Ballantine

La Leche League International, the highly-revered organization devoted to the education of pregnant and new mothers and the support of their efforts to breastfeed, is bringing its publishing program to

Ballantine Books, it was announced today by Jane von Mehren, Publisher of Trade Paperbacks for the Random House Publishing Group. Von Mehren and Ballantine Executive Editor Marnie Cochran, who will edit the books, acquired North American rights in a multi-book deal with Stephanie Rostan at Levine Greenberg.

“We are excited to bring our 50-plus years of experience to this partnership with Ballantine as part of our commitment to focus on the next 50 years of breastfeeding support for today’s mothers and today’s

challenges,” commented Barbara Emmanuel, Executive Director of La Leche League International.

The first two books in the program will be a complete update and revision of La Leche’s bestselling classic, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, to be published in late Spring 2010, and a nutrition

guide/cookbook for nursing mothers.