Thursday, July 14, 2016

LLL mtg-Making It Work

No matter what our lives looked like before kids, we all know our perspectives are vastly different after. And whether we go back to work after 6 weeks, 12 weeks, full-time, part-time, not at all, SAHM, WAHM, free-lancer, mompreneur, etc., we all struggle with balance and how to Make It Work. 

At the next LLL morning meeting we'll share ideas of how we have done this and issues we haven't yet solved. How do you fit breastfeeding and/or pumping into your new lifestyle? (Or how do you adapt your lifestyle to breastfeeding?!) How do you fill those long hours with baby? How do you divvy up household chores? Child care? How do you make sure you get the help you need? When do you take on new duties? How do you structure your days in a way that works for you and your child(ren)? We'll delve into all of this and more. 

And of course, we will have room for your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

See you on:
Tuesday, July 19 at 10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

**Exciting Events Coming Up**

-LLL South Bend Live, Love, Latch/World Breastfeeding Week picnic, August 27 at Potawatomi Park! 

-LLL Indiana Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference--60 Years of LLL: Changing the World One Baby at a Time

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Location Change - Evening Mtg.


Our July meeting location will be First Unitarian Church, 801 East Washington, South Bend, 46617.  Washington is north of Jefferson and south of Colfax.  The church is on the corner of East Washington and St. Peters.  We will meet Tuesday, July 12 at 7 pm to discuss introducing solid foods and family nutrition. As always, expectant women, babies and your questions are all welcome!

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Call Gail at 574-850-8156 if you need more specific directions.

Friday, July 1, 2016

LLL Playgroup!

Some of us may need to commiserate about the fireworks keeping our little ones up next week! Please join us for the monthly LLL Playgroup at Parkovash -a quiet little park with room for mamas to walk around with their wee ones snuggled, toddlers to run, climb, and swing, and nice shady spots for babies and mamas to sit and visit. Come on out and join us--no baby is too young for a mama to benefit from a playgroup! (Even the ones still in utero!)
Jessica and her kiddos will be on hand to welcome you.

See you on Tuesday, July 5, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Volunteer at the Lactation Station

There are a few times slots open to help:

The St. Joseph County 4H Fair is coming up and every year the St. Joseph County Breastfeeding Coalition puts up a "Lactation Station" so nursing mothers have a nice, clean place to put their feet up and relax while they feed their babies. We are looking for volunteers to sit at the table and show the mothers where they may nurse. Click on the google doc below for more details and to sign up. Please share with anyone who might like to help. Thanks to all the volunteers!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tTPNlxAXsl7WU38PWBUB30cP83Fbc8QmKicrXzQiizI/edit#heading=h.j3rw2qwx0qe4

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

LLL Mtg.- Fussy Babies - Myths and Misconceptions

Join us Tuesday June 21 at 10 am at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church to discuss fussy babies, tips to deal with fussiness and myths and misconceptions related to breastfeeding. Bring baby along with your questions and ideas. Expectant women welcome.
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And from our local St. Joseph County Breastfeeding Coalition:

Beautiful Baby Picture Contest
All babies (breast or bottle fed) under 2 years old are eligible.
Photos entries must be submitted to sjcbeautifulbaby@aol.com 
Entries must be submitted by Tuesday June 28th. Please include your name, contact number and baby's first name with submission. Photos will be on display at the lactation station at the week of the 4H fair.
Winners will be notified the week of July 10. Prizes will be awarded at the Picnic in the Park event August 27th.
This is a fundraiser for the coalition. Votes are $1,00 each or 6 for $5.00

Sunday, June 12, 2016

LLL Evening Mtg. Sleep and the Challenges

 Join us Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm, River Park Branch Library to discuss sleep,  breastfeeding and other baby challenges. What are normal sleep patterns for a newborn, what are some resources for new parents?  Bring your questions and your baby with you.  Expectant mothers also welcome.

The St. Joseph County 4H Fair is coming up and every year the St. Joseph County Breastfeeding Coalition puts up a "Lactation Station" so nursing mothers have a nice, clean place to put their feet up and relax while they feed their babies. We are looking for volunteers to sit at the table and show the mothers where they may nurse. Click on the google doc below for more details and to sign up. Please share with anyone who might like to help. Thanks to all the volunteers!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tTPNlxAXsl7WU38PWBUB30cP83Fbc8QmKicrXzQiizI/edit#heading=h.j3rw2qwx0qe4                                                                                                                                                       
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