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, December 20, 2014

At next week's meeting, Tama's big kids are continuing their adorable holiday tradition of throwing a party for LLL mamas, babies, and children. They will have toddler-friendly games, snacks and art projects--there will even be a project for the tiniest babies among us.

Partners, siblings, friends and relatives are also welcome! This is also a nice chance for former LLL families to reconnect with the group!

If you find yourself needing breastfeeding support, there will be Leaders and other mothers aplenty to lend an ear.

Come celebrate with us between 10-noon, Tuesday, December 23
Harris Branch Library

We will also have our ***NEW*** car decals available for a $5 donation. OR, you can get one free if you become a member of our South Bend LLL group!


Friday, December 12, 2014

LLL mtg-Birth Experiences

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!

***And Save the Date! December 23rd's meeting at Harris Branch Library will be our annual holiday party--come one come all!!!***

We're looking forward to seeing you at 10am Tuesday, December 16
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Birth and the Early Days - Evening Meeting, Tuesday Dec. 9, 7 pm

Evening Meeting, Tuesday Dec. 9, 7 pm. River Park Branch Library, South Bend

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!

Friday, November 14, 2014

LLL mtg-Traveling & Family Relations




At our next meeting we'll share our ideas about dealing with the holidays as parents of littles. Do you have tips for fielding family questions/opinions about parenting and breastfeeding choices? Traveling with babies and children? Keeping ourselves and our kids healthy in the midst of cookies and germs?  Trying to maintain some semblance of routine amongst the craziness?


Of course we will always have time for concerns you might have and insights you'd like to share, along with general chatting, support, and  library perusal.

We're looking forward to seeing you at 10am Tuesday, November 18

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

***And save the date for the following week's meeting at Harris Branch Library about Starting Solids and Family Nutrition!***

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Evening Meeting, Tuesday November 11


 
At our next meeting we'll share our ideas about dealing with the holidays as parents of young ones. Do you have tips for fielding family questions/opinions about parenting and breastfeeding choices? Traveling with babies and children? Keeping ourselves and our kids healthy in the midst of cookies and germs?  Trying to maintain some semblance of routine amongst the craziness?  Join us at River Park Branch library at 7 pm, Tuesday Nov. 11 with you little one included. There will also be time for any questions you have.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

LLL Indoor Playgroup!

Seeing as we trick-or-treated in the snow last night, I think it's time to move our monthly 1st Tuesday playgroup inside until spring! Please join us on Tuesday at the Main Library in downtown South Bend--we have again 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, November 4 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/

Friday, October 24, 2014

LLL mtg-Our Growing Nurslings

Although each nursing couple is unique, one thing we know for certain is that all breastfeeding relationships change and progress as time goes on. 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! 

These can be great opportunities to work on setting limits using gentle discipline. Respectful and gradual weaning is something we often think about at this stage, as well as dealing with questions of whether to continue nursing in public, and fielding questions and criticism from others. 

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


See you Tuesday, October 28 @10am
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Rd
Granger, IN 46530