Saturday, June 18, 2016

LLL Mtg.- Fussy Babies - Myths and Misconceptions

Join us Tuesday June 21 at 10 am at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church to discuss fussy babies, tips to deal with fussiness and myths and misconceptions related to breastfeeding. Bring baby along with your questions and ideas. Expectant women welcome.
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And from our local St. Joseph County Breastfeeding Coalition:

Beautiful Baby Picture Contest
All babies (breast or bottle fed) under 2 years old are eligible.
Photos entries must be submitted to sjcbeautifulbaby@aol.com 
Entries must be submitted by Tuesday June 28th. Please include your name, contact number and baby's first name with submission. Photos will be on display at the lactation station at the week of the 4H fair.
Winners will be notified the week of July 10. Prizes will be awarded at the Picnic in the Park event August 27th.
This is a fundraiser for the coalition. Votes are $1,00 each or 6 for $5.00

Sunday, June 12, 2016

LLL Evening Mtg. Sleep and the Challenges

 Join us Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm, River Park Branch Library to discuss sleep,  breastfeeding and other baby challenges. What are normal sleep patterns for a newborn, what are some resources for new parents?  Bring your questions and your baby with you.  Expectant mothers also welcome.

The St. Joseph County 4H Fair is coming up and every year the St. Joseph County Breastfeeding Coalition puts up a "Lactation Station" so nursing mothers have a nice, clean place to put their feet up and relax while they feed their babies. We are looking for volunteers to sit at the table and show the mothers where they may nurse. Click on the google doc below for more details and to sign up. Please share with anyone who might like to help. Thanks to all the volunteers!

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

LLL Playgroup!

We're looking forward to playing in the park again next week! 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, June 7, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617

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