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.

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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

LLL Playgroup!

It's time once again for the La Leche League monthly playgroup! We'll be at the park on Tuesday, where there is room for mamas to walk around with their wee ones snuggled in slings, toddlers to run, climb, and swing, and nice shady spots for babies and mamas to sit and visit. 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!) 

See you on Tuesday, September 2, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617

Friday, August 22, 2014

LLL mtg-Birth & Early Days with Baby

This week we are going to talk about birth and early days with baby. How did your birth experience(s) affect breastfeeding? What would you change if you could? What would you recommend to other mothers?

And what about the early days after your baby was born--what surprised you? What do wish you would have known? How can we advocate for the best kind of support for our new families?

Bring ideas of local resources, supportive ears, and open minds as we come together to share our perspectives on these powerful topics.

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

10am Tuesday, August 26
Women's Care Center
360 N. Notre Dame Ave. (where it intersects with La Salle Ave.)
South Bend, Indiana 46617

**This will be our last meeting at Women's Care Center--beginning next month our 4th Tuesday meeting will be at the Harris Branch Library in Granger. http://lllofsouthbend.blogspot.com/p/meetings.html**

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lactation Station

The Lactation Station at ArtBeat today, 8/16/14
will be on Michigan St. between Washington and Colfax, on the east side of the street.  ArtBeat is opem from noon to 8 pm.  Come say hello!