Friday, April 29, 2016

LLL Outdoor Playgroup!

It looks like the weather will finally return to spring, and we're excited to move the La Leche League Playgroup back to the park! Parkovash is 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 Juniper will be on hand to welcome you.

See you on Tuesday, May 3, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617

Friday, April 15, 2016

LLL mtg-Babywearing!

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 around 10am Tuesday, April 19
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.South Bend, IN 46617

Sunday, April 10, 2016




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Come join us Tuesday, April 12, 7 pm at River Park Branch Library to discuss nursing your older baby.  How did your nursing relationship change as your baby has gotten older? How did you know when to begin solid foods? What to do if your toddler would like to continue to nurse? What about weaning?  Bring baby along and we will be happy to discuss these and any other questions you have.

Friday, April 1, 2016

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!

Tuesday, April 5 between 10 and noon
304 South Main Street 
South Bend, Indiana 46601 

Friday, March 11, 2016

LLL mtg-Our Growing Nurslings

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 15 @10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Sunday, March 6, 2016

LLL Evening Meeting - Feb. 8, 2016, 7 pm,

Join us Tuesday, March 8 at 7 pm, River Park Branch library to discuss how to "Make 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 how to balance our lives.

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 divvy up household chores? Child care? How do you make sure you get the help you need?

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

LLL Playgroup!

We hope you'll come out of winter hibernation to join us at our monthly playgroup next week! 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:) 
The fabulous Jessica (mama to Juniper and Georgia) has agreed to be our new host so that you'll know you're in the right spot!

Tuesday, March 1 between 10 and noon
304 South Main Street 
South Bend, Indiana 46601