We are La Leche League of South Bend and we have three informal meetings a month and one playgroup.

We are a community of mothers helping mothers as we explore all topics related to breastfeeding; the good, the bad and the ugly! So whether you are pregnant and looking for information, a new mother struggling to learn the art of breastfeeding or an experienced mother seeking support and camaraderie, we are here to help give information and support.

The meetings are free and open to all women and their young children.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hello Mamas!
Although each nursing couple is unique, one thing we know for certain is that all breastfeeding relationships change and progress as time goes on. 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! 

These can be great opportunities to work on setting limits using gentle discipline. Respectful and gradual weaning is something we often think about at this stage, as well as dealing with questions of whether to continue nursing in public, and fielding questions and criticism from others. 

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

See you Tuesday, June 16 @10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Francis st.
South Bend, IN 46617



Sunday, June 7, 2015

LLL evening mtg. Sleep and other challenges

IMG_6551.JPGAt our next evening meeting, Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm, River Park Branch Library, 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 have several books in the LLL library you may want to check out, including the brand new LLL book written by the women who brought you the most recent edition of "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding": "Sweet Sleep:Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for Breastfeeding Families". We're really excited about this book--it is so helpful and truthful in a way that no other sleep book has been brave enough to be before.

We're looking forward to hearing your sleep successes and challenges, as well as your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

LLL Playgroup!

Let's try an outdoor playgroup again! 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 inutero!) 

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

(In case of rainy weather, we'll relocate to the  the Main Library, Children's Services. http://www.sjcpl.org/kids/--I'll send an email that morning!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Fun with Wee Ones!

This is a list of some of our favorite events/destinations with babies and toddlers in our area. What would you add to the list?

Friday, May 15, 2015

LLL mtg-Summer Adventures!

Summer is almost upon us--does anyone have plans for a beach visit? Roadtrip? Airplane journey? Looking for summer activities in Michiana to enjoy with your babies and toddlers? Summer adventures can bring new challenges when we're attempting them with our nurslings. Tuesday's meeting will be a chance for us to share tips and ideas about traveling and fun in the sun with wee ones. 

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.

Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday, May 19 at 10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

Have you heard about the exciting stuff happening next weekend for South Bend's 150th?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

LLL Evening Meeting - Becoming a Mother

We are back at River Park Branch library, Tuesday May 12 at 7 pm.  Come and discuss what it was like to become a mother, how it has changed you and  how you find time to care for yourself whether you are a stay at home mother or a work outside the home mother.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Breastfeeding and Your Baby's Brain

Breastfeeding  and Your Baby’s  Brain 
10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, May 13

There are numerous benefits to breastfeeding, but many people are not aware of the role that breast milk can play in enhancing brain development in infants.
This session covers some basics about brain development as well as providing information on the specific advantages for both parents and infants that breastfeeding and breast milk offer.
Instructor: Dory Lawrence, MA  

St. Joseph County Public Library Main Branch – Storytelling Room
304 S. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Register online at sjcpl.org
or by calling 574 - 282 - 4607
Babes in arms welcome!