Saturday, August 27, 2016

**LLL Picnic-Cancelled**

In the interest of staying safe and dry, we've sadly canceled today's World Breastfeeding Week picnic. For more breastfeeding camaraderie, we hope you'll join us and others from LLL Indiana at the statewide conference coming up on September 17! http://lllofindiana.org/conference-2016/

Have a lovely, soggy weekend!
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Our 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, August 22 @10:15am
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road
Granger, IN 46530

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/

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La Leche League of South Bend
http://lllofsouthbend.blogspot.com/

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Friday, August 12, 2016

LLL mtg-Starting Solids/Family Nutrition

Are you thinking about starting solids? Wondering about how best to care for your own nutritional needs as a nursing mother? Dealing with a picky toddler or preschooler? Next week's morning meeting will be all about introducing first foods and encouraging nutritious eating as our children grow. Come with questions or experiences to share. We are thrilled to be able to show a short video on the subject that we made in collaboration with a video production class at Saint Mary's College--you'll see some familiar faces!!

As always, we will have time for any breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes you'd like to share.
Looking forward to seeing you at around 10am on Tuesday, August 16
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Sunday, August 7, 2016

LLL Evening Meeting

We are back at River Park Branch Library, Tuesday August 9 at 7 p.m. to discuss "Working and Breastfeeding".  Many of you are already back at work, and some of you will soon be returning to work outside the home.  What are some tips you can share with others? What are some challenges you find at work?  How do you streamline pumping time? What are the emotions you feel going back to work outside the home? Come share your experiences or come with questions. Expectant mothers and babies welcome!

Friday, July 29, 2016

LLL Playgroup!


Can you believe it's almost August already? Where is the summer going??? At least that means its time for the monthly LLL Playgroup at Parkovash--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!)
Sarah and her kiddos will be on hand to welcome you.

See you on Tuesday, August 2, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617


**Exciting Events Coming Up**

-LLL South Bend Live, Love, Latch/World Breastfeeding Week picnic, August 27 at Potawatomi Park! 

-LLL Indiana Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference--60 Years of LLL: Changing the World One Baby at a Time

Thursday, July 14, 2016

LLL mtg-Making It Work

No matter what our lives looked like before kids, we all know our perspectives are vastly different after. And whether we go back to work after 6 weeks, 12 weeks, full-time, part-time, not at all, SAHM, WAHM, free-lancer, mompreneur, etc., we all struggle with balance and how to Make It Work. 

At the next LLL morning meeting we'll share ideas of how we have done this and issues we haven't yet solved. How do you fit breastfeeding and/or pumping into your new lifestyle? (Or how do you adapt your lifestyle to breastfeeding?!) How do you fill those long hours with baby? How do you divvy up household chores? Child care? How do you make sure you get the help you need? When do you take on new duties? How do you structure your days in a way that works for you and your child(ren)? We'll delve into all of this and more. 

And of course, we will have room for your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

See you on:
Tuesday, July 19 at 10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

**Exciting Events Coming Up**

-LLL South Bend Live, Love, Latch/World Breastfeeding Week picnic, August 27 at Potawatomi Park! 

-LLL Indiana Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference--60 Years of LLL: Changing the World One Baby at a Time

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Location Change - Evening Mtg.


Our July meeting location will be First Unitarian Church, 801 East Washington, South Bend, 46617.  Washington is north of Jefferson and south of Colfax.  The church is on the corner of East Washington and St. Peters.  We will meet Tuesday, July 12 at 7 pm to discuss introducing solid foods and family nutrition. As always, expectant women, babies and your questions are all welcome!

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Call Gail at 574-850-8156 if you need more specific directions.