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LLL of South Bend Meetings and COVID-19

Dear mothers and friends,

In consideration of the state recommendations and the response of many of the public spaces, including some of those in which we hold meetings, La Leche League of South Bend has decided to postpone our regular in-person meetings. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation in our area and continue meetings when it seems possible and safe for you and your families.

We are taking this situation seriously and want to still be able to help mothers with breastfeeding questions. If you have any breastfeeding concerns or questions, you can still contact us via phone, email, or Facebook. We are always happy to help families work through difficult, joyful, and strange moments of the journey!

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574-334-7624

Breast milk is still the best food for your babies, and La Leche has provided guidance for breastfeeding through illness:

Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavi…

LLL Meeting: Making It Work

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Hello Friends!

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 fill those long hours with baby? How do you divvy up household chores? How do you fit breastfeeding and/or pumping into your new lifestyle? (Or how do you adapt your lifestyle to breastfeeding?!) 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.

Tuesday, February 25th at 10:00am

Bittersweet Branch Library
602 …

LLL Meeting: Starting Solids

Are you thinking about startingsolids? Wondering about how best to care for your own nutritional needs as a nursing mother? Dealing with a picky toddler or preschooler? Tuesday'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 around 10am on Tuesday, February 18th Sunnyside Presbyterian Church 115 S. Frances St. South Bend, IN 46617

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 on…

LLL Playgroup!

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Hello friends!

It's time again for the monthly LLL playgroup!

On Tuesday we'll be at The Well Coffee House in Mishawaka, There is a play space with imaginative toys and room for crawlers to crawl, big kids to play, and mamas and babies to cuddle, nurse, and chat.

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 :).

Robin will be waiting to greet you this week so that you'll know you're in the right spot!

Tuesday, February 4th between 10:15 and noon.

The Well Coffee House
2410 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 387-2410
http://thewellriverpark.com/

LLL Meeting: Making It Work

Hello Friends!

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 fill those long hours with baby? How do you divvy up household chores? How do you fit breastfeeding and/or pumping into your new lifestyle? (Or how do you adapt your lifestyle to breastfeeding?!) 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.

Tuesday, January 28 at 10:00am

Bittersweet Branch Library
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LLL Meeting: Sleep and Other Challenges

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, January 21st

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Francis St. South Bend, IN

Did you know that the foremost expert of mother-baby cosleeping is right here at Notre Dame?

http://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/

http://neuroanthropology.net/2008/12/21/cosleeping-and-biological-imperatives-why-human-babies-do-not-and-should-not-sleep-alone/

Information and resources from LLLI about the new book:
https://www.llli.org/resources/sweet-sleep/

Here are some ideas for helping baby sleep:

http://www.phdinparenting.com/2009/02/28/gentle-baby-and-toddler-sleep-tips/#.UED8_xzRzZx

LLL Playgroup!

Hello friends!

It's time again for the monthly LLL playgroup!

On Tuesday we'll be at The Well Coffee House in Mishawaka, There is a play space with imaginative toys and room for crawlers to crawl, big kids to play, and mamas and babies to cuddle, nurse, and chat.

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 :).

Robin will be waiting to greet you this week so that you'll know you're in the right spot!

Tuesday, January 7th between 10:15 and noon.

The Well Coffee House
2410 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 387-2410
http://thewellriverpark.com/