Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Grandparent's Class

Mothers - if you wish your parents would understand more about how you are raising your baby, encourage them to come to this class. Sponsored by the St. Joseph Breastfeeding Coalition, this class is designed for soon to be or new grandparents. It will meet May 24 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Francis Branch Library, 52655 N. Ironwood Rd in South Bend.

Learn about the latest recommendations for keeping baby safe, learn about the importance of responding to babies and their need for touch. Learn about the importance of breastfeeding for the baby and the mom. Learn about the unique role grandparents can play in supporting their own children as they step into parenthood. Free, no registration required.

Friday, May 13, 2016

LLL mtg-Becoming a Mother/Early Days with Baby

At the next morning meeting we're going to explore our feelings about the transition to becoming a Mother, and managing those early days and months with baby. This new role can surprise us, rock us to our cores, and bore us silly, all in the space of an hour. It's intense, learning your baby's signals, needs, and routines, not to mention trying to maintain relationships and at least some basic hygiene ;)

How have you found this transition? What has helped you through it? Join us on Tuesday to share these thoughts and others.

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

See you Tuesday, May 17 @10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church 
**We will now be meeting in the Junior High room, to the right at the bottom of the stairs**
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Monday, May 9, 2016

LLL evening mtg. Becoming a Mother

Happy Mother's Day to you! Come join us in a discussion of what it has been like to become a
mother.  What are some things you can do to care for yourself amidst the busyness of caring for small children, keeping everyone fed and perhaps also working outside the home. We will meet Tuesday, May 10 at 7 pm at the River Park Branch Library in South Bend.

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

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