Monday, November 20, 2017

LLL meeting - Family travels and relations








Hello Everyone!

We are meeting this week!

At our next meeting we'll share our ideas about dealing with the holidays as parents of littles. Do you have tips for fielding family questions/opinions about parenting and breastfeeding choices?Traveling with babies and children? Keeping ourselves and our kids healthy in the midst of cookies and germs?  Trying to maintain some semblance of routine amongst the craziness?

Of course we will always have time for concerns you might have and insights you'd like to share, along with general chatting, support, and  library perusal.

We're looking forward to seeing you at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 21st
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617


Here is some lovely language for extended family from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding:

Some nice go-tos for handling unwanted advice: http://elizabethpantley.com/handling-unwanted-advice/

And these are some ideas of ways for Dad to bond with baby without a bottle--equally great to share with Grandma!

Traveling tricks & tips from other LLL mamas:

Ideas for nursing in hot weather:

In case you find yourself fielding questions about benefits of continued breastfeeding:

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

LLL Evening Mtg. Making it Work - Finding Support

CIMG7744.JPGJoin us Tuesday, November 14 at 7 pm, River Park Branch Library. This meeting is not only for you mothers, but your partners and support people also.  How do we find support for breastfeeding? What role do partners play in our baby's lives?  What if they are gone for an extended time?  How do we make it all work, whether we stay home or return to a job? Come share your ideas and concerns.  Expectant parents, babies all welcome.

Friday, October 20, 2017

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? Next week'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. We are thrilled to be able to show a short video on the subject that we made in collaboration with a video production class at Saint Mary's College--you'll see some familiar faces!!

As always, we will have time for any breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes you'd like to share.

Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday, October 24th at 10:15am.


Harris Branch Library
Granger, IN 46530

Some links about solids:

Why it's best to wait until at least the middle of the first year to begin introducing solids, as seen in the LLL philosophy statement: "For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.": http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/health/many-babies-fed-solid-food-too-soon-cdc-finds.html?_r=1&

http://themilkmeg.com/baby-ready-solids-introduce/

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/feeding-infants-toddlers/starting-solids/introducing-solid-foods

http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/starting-solids-when/


A new study on why water should not be given to small babies:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/05/21/us-water-babies-idUSCOL16728820080521?irpc=932

And another on how longer breastfeeding results in increased fruit and vegetable eating by little ones!  http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/breastfeeding_associated_with_early_childhood_fruit_and_vegetable_intake


On Baby-Led Solids (often called Baby-Led Weaning):

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/08/146583049/skip-the-spoon-babies-may-eat-better-when-they-feed-themselves

http://www.babyledweaning.com/


On healthy food choices for babies and children:

https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/good-foods-babies

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/forbiddenbabyfood.htm#.UKg9XBzRzkU

http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/which-food-additives-make-children-behave-badly


On food preferences and growing-up babies, toddlers, and young children:

http://themilkmeg.com/my-kid-wont-eat/

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starting-solids/toddler-foods/


On how mother's diet may affect baby:

https://dianaibclc.com/2012/01/08/so-what-can-i-eat/

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/how-breast-feeding-can-broaden-a-childs-diet/?_r=0

http://scienceofmom.com/2012/07/03/tummy-troubles-colic-and-mamas-diet/

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/mothers-diet/mom-calories-fluids/

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

LLL meeting - Birth


At our next morning meeting we will share our ideas and experiences around Birth. How did your birth experience(s) impact breastfeeding? What would you change if you could? What would you recommend to other mothers? Bring ideas of local resources, supportive ears, and open minds as we come together to share our perspectives on this powerful topic.

As always, we will have room for your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes!

We're looking forward to seeing you at 10:00 am, Tuesday October 17th
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Birth directly affects breastfeeding--here are some thoughts on the process: http://talkbirth.me/2010/05/28/the-birth-breastfeeding-continuum/

Sometimes our birth experiences don't lend themselves to an easy transition to breastfeeding. Here are some ideas for breastfeeding after a c-section: https://supportingbreastfeeding.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/breastfeeding-success-after-cesarean-section/

Often women feel a sense of loss or trauma after a birth--here is an article talking about making peace with our birthexperiences: http://www.llli.org/nb/nbiss56-09p50.html

And here are some tips about preparing for birth
including looking at hiring a doula:

An essay about the transition and importance of those often frustrating last days of pregnancy:

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

LLL Evening Mtg. Trick or Treat

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Join us at River Park Branch Library on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. to discuss your favorite breastfeeding tricks and treats.  What is some breastfeeding or parenting wisdom you would like to share with others?  What are some of your favorite "treats" or things you enjoy most about breastfeeding?  Bring along any other questions you have.  Expectant mothers and babies are welcome.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

LLL Mtg--Babywearing!

Hello Mamas!

What do you love about wearing your baby or toddler? What type of carrier have you always wanted to try? Is there a tricky back or side carry you need demonstrated? At the next La Leche League meeting some of the more 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 Tuesday, September 26 @10:15am
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road
Granger, IN 46530

An important rundown on safe babywearinghttp://www.schoolofbabywearing.com/Images/TICKS.pdf

Here is an article about the drawbacks of over-using strollers and carseats:
and an article on the health and development differences between babywearing and carseat carrying: http://onyababy.com/blog/2012/06/benefits-of-babywearing-vs-carseat-carrying/


Here are some fun photos of babywearing from around the world: http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2011/04/babywearing-around-the-world.html

Who could resist a gallery of babywearing daddies?

And some perspective on the myriad benefits of babywearing:

And a clear, to the point breakdown of different carriers, including directions for making your own!


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Friday, September 15, 2017

Hello Wonderful Mamas!
At our next morning meeting we will be discussing that precious commodity for all parents--Sleep. There are as many sleep philosophies and set-ups as there are babies. Come share ideas of what has worked for your family, struggles you face, and an open heart for commiseration. 

We're also looking forward to hearing your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

10am Tuesday, September 20
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Did you know that the foremost expert of mother-baby cosleeping is right here at Notre Dame?
Information and resources from LLLI about the new book: http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook
Here are some ideas for helping baby sleep:
And some reasons it's okay to "still" be nursing your older baby/toddler at night:
One mother's story about her co-sleeping journey:
and finally, here's some comedy from the Honest Toddler--the inner voice many of our babes share:

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