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.



Sunday, February 7, 2016

LLL Evening Mtg. Fussy Babies - Myths and Misconceptions

Join us Tuesday, February 9 at the River Park branch library at 7 pm to discuss fussy babies, tips to deal with them, myths and misconceptions. Expectant women, mothers and babies are all welcome. Feel free to discuss and breastfeeding or parenting questions you may have as well.
Winter weather policy: if the library system is closed due to winter weather, then our meeting will also be canceled. Their website is www.libraryforlife.org.

Friday, January 29, 2016

LLL Playgroup**Location Change**

Believe it or not, February begins next week, so our monthly playgroup is coming up! Please join us on Tuesday at the Main Library in downtown South Bend--our usual room is unavailable this week, so we'll be meeting on the 3rd floor in the Children's Section. The lovely and friendly Dawn (mama to Eliana) will be our host so that you'll know you're in the right spot!
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:)

Tuesday, February 2 between 10 and noon
304 South Main Street 
South Bend, Indiana 46601 
http://sjcpl.org/locations

Friday, January 15, 2016

LLL mtg-Sleep!

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 have several books in the LLL library you may want to check out, including the new LLL book written by the women who brought you "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding": "Sweet Sleep:Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for Breastfeeding Families". We're really excited about this book--it is so helpful and truthful in a way that no other sleep book has been brave enough to be before. We have other favorites as well: Dr. Sears's "Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep" and Dr. McKenna's "Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping, Whether you do it occasionally or every night, do it safely."

We're looking forward to sharing in your sleep triumphs and challenges, as well as your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

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

Here is a fascinating article about how breastmilk changes throughout the day, specifically aiding in sleep at night: http://leadertoday.breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/breast-milks-circadian-rhythms/

And some guidelines on safe co-sleeping from ND's own Dr. McKenna:
http://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/


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Check out our wishlist to donate a book to our group libraries!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

LLL evening meeting

We are back at River Park Branch Library on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss fussy babies.  Have you found any tips to soothe a baby? How has breastfeeding helped in your mothering experience?  How do you deal with a "high needs" baby?  Come share your ideas, thoughts and questions with baby in tow.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

LLL Playgroup!

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to spend more time with supportive
Mamas? Then you're in luck--the La Leche League playgroup is this week! Dawn
and little Elli will be ready to greet you on Tuesday at the Main Library
in downtown South Bend--we have reserved the Humphrey's room in the
basement 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:)

Tuesday, January 5 between 10 and noon
304 South Main Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
http://www.sjcpl.org/main/
Humphreys Multimedia Room: http://www.sjcpl.org/meetingrooms/

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La Leche League of South Bend
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here:
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Check out our wishlist to donate a book to our group libraries!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2AYAXC308PVL7

Friday, December 11, 2015

LLL mtg-Birth!

At next week's morning meeting we are going to talk about Birth. How did your birth experience(s) affect 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 10am Tuesday, December 15
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

And don't forget to support your local LLL group at no charge to you whenever you shop Amazon! 
A donation will be made to our group when you shop on Amazon if you click here: 
Check out our wishlist to donate a book to our group libraries!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

LLL Evening Mtg. Birth Stories, Tutt Branch


Join us at Tutt Branch, corner of Miami and Ewing on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 pm to share your birth stories and your early days of being a mother.  Did your expectations align with reality? How well did breastfeeding go then and how is it now? Bring baby with you along with any other questions or insights you would like to share.