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LLL Playgroup!

Hello friends!

It's time again for the monthly LLL playgroup!

On Tuesday we'll be at The Well Coffee House in Mishawaka, There is a play space with imaginative toys and room for crawlers to crawl, big kids to play, and mamas and babies to cuddle, nurse, and chat.

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 this week so that you'll know you're in the right spot!

Tuesday, January 7th between 10:15 and noon.

The Well Coffee House
2410 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 387-2410
http://thewellriverpark.com/

LLL Meeting: Loving Guidance/ Growing Nurslings

*There will be no meeting on December 24th.*

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.



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LLL Evening Meeting: Birth Stories

Join us Tuesday, December 10 at 7 pm at the Tutt Branch Library to share your birth story.  DId you birth happen as you envisioned?  Were there disappointments you had not planned for? How did your birth impact breastfeeding? Do you have any tips for mothers in the early days after birth?  Come share your wisdom and experiences. Expectant parents and babies are welcome.
Hello friends!

It's time again for the monthly LLL playgroup! 

On Tuesday we'll be at The Well Coffee House in Mishawaka, There is a play space with imaginative toys and room for crawlers to crawl, big kids to play, and mamas and babies to cuddle, nurse, and chat. 

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 :). 

Christy will be waiting to greet you this week so that you'll know you're in the right spot!

Tuesday, December 3rd between 10:15 and noon.

The Well Coffee House
2410 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 387-2410
http://thewellriverpark.com/

LLL Meeting: Becoming a Mother

Hello Mamas!

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!

We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 26nd at 10am.

Bittersweet Branch Library
602 N Bittersweet Rd,
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Here are two  favorite blogs on the subject of motherhood--ones to go back to when we need support:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/simcha-fisher/to-the-mother-with-only-one-child
http://askmoxie.org/2012/09/201209…

LLL Meeting: Traveling / Family Relations

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Hello Everyone!
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 Tuesday, November 19 at 10am Sunnyside Presbyterian Church  115 S. Frances St. South Bend, IN 46617
Some nice go-tos for handling unwanted advice:  http://elizabethpantley.com/handling-unwanted-advice/
Travelingtricks & tips from other LLL mamas: https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/travel/
Ideas for nursing in hot weather: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/992327/how-to-breastfeed-when-weather-i…

LLL Evening Mtg, Working and Breastfeeding / Dealing with holiday travel

We are going to cover two topics this week at our meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm at the Tutt Branch. For those of you who are back to work, can you share with others how you prepared for this.  How do you find enough hours in the work day for pumping?  With holidays on the horizon, how do you deal with the added activities and travel, perhaps dealing with relatives who are not as supportive of breastfeeding?  Expectant parents and babies all welcome.