Death of Betty Spandikow

September 27, 1923 - October 26, 2008
Glen Ellyn, Illinois | Age 85

One of the founding members of La Leche League.
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GLEN ELLYN, Ill. - Betty Wagner Spandikow, an advocate of breast-feeding whose book on the subject has sold more than two million copies, died Sunday. She was 85.

The death was announced by La Leche League International spokeswoman Jane Crouse. Spandikow had a stroke two years ago.

She was one of seven suburban Chicago women who founded the organization in 1956, naming it for the Spanish word for milk so meeting notices could be printed in newspapers while offending few.

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