We are La Leche League of South Bend and we have three informal meetings a month and one playgroup.

We are a community of mothers helping mothers as we explore all topics related to breastfeeding; the good, the bad and the ugly! So whether you are pregnant and looking for information, a new mother struggling to learn the art of breastfeeding or an experienced mother seeking support and camaraderie, we are here to help give information and support.

The meetings are free and open to all women and their young children.

Friday, October 17, 2014

LLL mtg-Babywearing!

What do you love about wearing your baby or toddler? What challenges have you faced with babywearing? How has babywearing helped with breastfeeding and bonding? What type of carrier have you always wanted to try? Is there a tricky back or side carry you need demonstrated? Need help figuring out how to nurse in your carrier?

At the next La Leche League meeting some experienced babywearers in our group will be ready to demonstrate and assist with hands-on practice. Bring your carriers and try ours! We'll have ring slings, pouches, knit & woven wraps, soft structured carriers, and more.

Of course we always have space for your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

See you on 10am Tuesday, October 21
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Monday, October 13, 2014

Evening Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 pm, River Park Branch Library

Trick or Treat?  What are you favorite nursing tricks or tips that you would pass onto a new mother,  what are you favorite "treats" in regards to nursing?  Bring your little one along with you and other questions to the River Park Branch Library, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 pm.  Expectant mothers are welcome!

Friday, October 3, 2014

LLL Playgroup!

It's time once again for the La Leche League monthly playgroup! Sarah and little Alice will be there to greet you and let you know you're in the right place. Come on out and join us--no baby is too young for a mama to benefit from a playgroup! (Even the ones still inutero!) 

This is our last outdoor playgroup of the year, before moving inside. However, if it is raining or just too wet, plan to gather in the Children's Services of the Main Library in downtown South Bend. Check our Facebook page on Tuesday morning for an update! 

See you on Tuesday, October 7, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617
St. Joseph County Public Library Children's Services
304 South Main Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Movie - The Milky Way, Friday Sept. 26, 8:30-10 pm McKenna Auditorium

The Milky Way: Every Mother Has a Story
Friday, September 268:30-10:00 pm
McKenna Auditorium, Notre Dame Conference Center
The Milky Way, a feature-length documentary about breastfeeding in the USA, shows how women can reclaim their birthright and restore the nursing mother archetype. A film by, for, and about women, it is about the knowledge that inherently resides in every woman and how to trust that knowledge.

Friday, September 19, 2014

LLL mtg-Fussy Babies/Myths & Misconceptions

We are so excited to meet with you in our new location for the 4th Tuesday of the month meeting--the Harris Branch Library! Come check out the new space, and we'll mark the event by enjoying the mother-to-mother support you all embody so well...and we'll even bring snacks to share!

Whether or not you've ever felt like your baby might be colicky, fussy, or high needs, many breastfeeding mothers are surprised by how "needy" our babies are...until we compare notes with other families! At next week's meeting we'll talk about how our babies might not match our (or society's) expectations. We'll discuss what kind of myths and misconceptions are floating around about babies and breastfeeding, and how to remain confident in our parenting choices. We'll also share techniques we've found to help our babies and ourselves move through fussy times.

There will also be time to share breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes!

See you at 10am Tuesday, September 23

Harris Branch Library 

51446 Elm Road

Granger, IN 46530

Friday, September 12, 2014

LLL meeting-Starting Solids/Family Nutrition!

Are you thinking about starting solids? Wondering about how best to care for your own nutritional needs as a nursing mother? Dealing with a picky toddler or preschooler? This month's morning meeting will be all about introducing first foods and encouraging nutritious eating as our children grow. Come with questions or experiences to share. 

As always, we will have time for any breastfeeding concerns you may have.

Looking forward to seeing you at 10am on Tuesday, September 16
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

**Beginning this month, our 4th Tuesday meeting will no longer be at Women's Care Center--we will now meet at Harris Branch Library in Granger. All of our other locations remain the same. You are all welcome to join us at any and all meetings, and invite friends!!! http://lllofsouthbend.blogspot.com/p/meetings.html **

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Evening Meeting Tuesday 9/9

Bring your baby and your favorite baby wearing device. Come and share how to wear your favorite baby sling or carrier to other mothers at our meeting Tuesday evening at 7 pm, River Park Branch Library.  Of course bring along any breastfeeding questions you have as well.