Friday, April 21, 2017

LLL mtg-Starting Solids/Family Nutrition

**Starting next month we will be sending out meeting notices via Google Groups. Please join us at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lalecheleagueofsb **

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 at 10:15 am on Tuesday, April 25
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road 
Granger, IN 46530

Friday, April 14, 2017

LLLmtg- Becoming a Mother/Early Days with Baby

At the next morning meeting we're going to explore our feelings about the transition to becoming a Mother, and managing those early days and months with baby. This new role can surprise us, rock us to our cores, and bore us silly, all in the space of an hour. It's intense, learning your baby's signals, needs, and routines, not to mention trying to maintain relationships and at least some basic hygiene ;)

How have you found this transition? What has helped you through it? Join us on Tuesday to share these thoughts and others.

And we always make space for any other breastfeeding concerns or questions you may have!

See you Tuesday, April 18 @10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617


Here are two favorite blogs on the subject of motherhood--ones to go back to when we need support:

Here's an interesting new look at reframing and understanding postpartum depression:

Our identity shifts as we become mothers:

And some tips for well-meaning loved-ones about how to support you in those early weeks:

A fascinating look at the real changes our brains undergo when we become mothers:

And lovely reminders to cherish our changed bodies after childbirth:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

LLL Evening meeting

Come and join the fun on Tuesday, April 11 at River Park Branch library, 7 pm to discuss "Nursing Your Older Baby".  How has your nursing relationship changed as you baby has gotten older? What are some of the challenges and benefits?  Bring baby along!
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Friday, March 31, 2017

LLL Playgroup!


It's time again for the monthly LLL playgroup! On Tuesday we'll be in the Humphrey's room in the lower level of the Main Library in downtown South Bend, where there is plenty of room for crawlers to crawl, big kids to play, and mamas and babies to cuddle, nurse, and chat. Feel free to bring toys to share or pop upstairs to borrow books and toys for the morning! And those of you with tiny babes or babes still in utero, please know that this playgroup is for you too! Support from other mothers is what we're all about:) Jessica, (mama to Juniper and Georgia) will be waiting to greet you so that you'll know you're in the right spot!






**Starting in April we will be sending out meeting notices via Google Groups. Please join us at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lalecheleagueofsb **

Beginning next month our Playgroup moves outside! We'll meet up at Parkovash Park in good weather.

Tuesday, April 4 between 10 and noon
304 South Main Street 
South Bend, Indiana 46601 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

LLL mtg-Birth!

**Starting in April we will be sending out meeting notices via Google Groups. Please join us at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lalecheleagueofsb **

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 10:15am Tuesday, March 28
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road 
Granger, IN 46530

Friday, March 17, 2017

LLL mtg-Our Growing Nurslings

**Starting in April we will be sending out meeting notices via Google Groups. Please join us at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lalecheleagueofsb**

How is your nursing relationship changing as your baby moves towards (or through) toddlerhood? At this week's morning meeting we'll chat about nursing our babies into toddlerhood, and all the amusing and at times frustrating things that go with it! 

-Do you have thoughts about how setting limits with gentle discipline fit in to your current (and future!) nursing relationship?

-Are you curious about the weaning process--how to be gentle, respectful and gradual?

-Are you thinking about getting pregnant again but aren't sure whether you should wean first? 

-Wondering about nursing through pregnancy and continuing to tandem nurse once the new baby is here? 

If you are thinking about any of these issues, or have experiences to share, please join us at the next LLL morning meeting! And even if these topics aren't relevant to you right now, come enjoy the camaraderie, commiseration and support of other nursing mamas. 

And we always make space for any other breastfeeding concerns or questions you may have!

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

LLL Evening Mtg. Making it Work

386851_641158859234716_1967866054_n.jpg Join us Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m. at the River Park Branch Library to discuss "Making it Work". Come share your tips of how you manage to get out the door in the morning, find time to pump for your baby at work and manage household chores.  Or, if you are home all day with baby, how to you manage to get anything done?  No matter your situation, how do you find time to recharge you own battery and how do you get support?  Join us with your baby.  Expectant mothers welcome.