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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edwina Froehlich  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1915 in Bronx, New York


Illinois Connection

Edwina attended Mundelein College in Chicago, Illinois, later married John Francis Froehlich and had three children. She lived in Inverness, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Edwina was co-founder of La Leche League International and co-author of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, which has over 2 million copies in print. She was a member of the Board of Directors of La Leche League, and at various times served as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chairman of that group. She also worked at La Leche League International as Executive Secretary from 1956 until her retirement in 1983.

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