Sunday, January 14, 2018

LLL meeting - Sleep and other challenges

Hello Wonderful Mamas!

 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're also looking forward to hearing your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

 10am Tuesday, Janurary 16th
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
 115 S. Frances St. South Bend, IN 46617

 Did you know that the foremost expert of mother-baby cosleeping is right here at Notre Dame?

http://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/

http://neuroanthropology.net/2008/12/21/cosleeping-and-biological-imperatives-why-human-babies-do-not-and-should-not-sleep-alone/

Information and resources from LLLI about the new book: http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook

Here are some ideas for helping baby sleep:

http://www.phdinparenting.com/2009/02/28/gentle-baby-and-toddler-sleep-tips/#.UED8_xzRzZx

And some reasons it's okay to "still" be nursing your older baby/toddler at night:

https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/does-your-older-baby-still-need-night-feedings-0

One mother's story about her co-sleeping journey:

http://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.com/when-they-need-you-to-fall-asleep-self-soothing-and-other-myths/

and finally, here's some comedy from the Honest Toddler--the inner voice many of our babes share:

http://thehonesttoddler.com/big-bed/

http://thehonesttoddler.com/the-nap-window/

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

LLL Evening Meeting - Nursing Your Older Baby, Starting Solids, Family Nutrition

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Join us at our new location, the Tutt Branch Library, 2223 Miami St. South Bend, corner of Miami and Ewing, at 7 pm, Tuesday, January 9. We will be discussing nursing your older baby, how to introduce solid foods and family nutrition. Expectant mothers, babies are welcome, along with your questions and suggestions.

Monday, January 1, 2018

LLL - Playgroup


Hello Friends!
It's time again for the monthly 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:) 
Robin will be waiting to greet you so that you'll know you're in the right spot!
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

LLL Meeting - No Meeting Today

There will be no LLL meeting today.

Please join us next month. The 4th Tuesday meeting will meet at a new location!

Bittersweet Library

We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

LLL meeting - 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, December 19 @10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617


Here's some valuable information about breastfeeding past infancy: 
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And here's a blog about nursing aversion we can sometimes feel with our older nurslings, particularly when pregnant: http://www.katesurfs.com/2013/10/27/when-nursing-your-child-gives-you-the-heebie-jeebies-and-a-tandem-breastfeeding-anniversary/

What about nighttime nursing for older babies?

And some concrete ideas of how to ease the transition for the older sib during lengthy and frequent newborn nursing sessions: http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/breastfeeding-toddler-playtime/
And one mama's emotional/hormonal experience of welcoming her new baby, while saying goodbye to the intimate one-on-one relationship with her first: http://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.com/im-going-to-miss-you/

Thoughts about gentle weaning:
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And here's a lovely blog about one mama's experience throughout ever-changing breastfeeding relationships: http://blog.nurturedchild.ca/index.php/2010/11/13/what-my-children-learned-at-my-breast/

Monday, December 11, 2017

In case of bad weather

For the evening meetings, the weather policy is that if the library is open, we will meet.  If the library closes early due to poor weather, then our meeting is also canceled.  You may check the library website to see whether or not they are open at http://sjcpl.lib.in.us/  . Feel free to call or text Gail at 574-850-8156 with any questions.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

LLL Evening Meeting - Birth and the Early Days

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Come join us Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the River Park Branch library.  We will share our birth stories and how we adjusted to life with an additional little one in the family.  What when well?  What was difficult for you? Expectant women and babies are welcome!  This is the last meeting at River Park.  In January 2018 we will be moving to the Tutt Branch.