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LLL Meeting: Making It Work

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Hello Friends!
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 fill those long hours with baby? How do you divvy up household chores? How do you fit breastfeeding and/or pumping into your new lifestyle? (Or how do you adapt your lifestyle to breastfeeding?!) 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.
Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church  115 …

LLL Evening Meeting - Weaning

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Join us Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Tutt Branch Library to discuss weaning - how to introduce solid foods, how to cut back it you are pumping, foods to offer to babies, how to figure out when your baby is ready for solids, night time weaning and any other questions you have. Expectant mothers and babies welcome.

And mark you calendar for the Picnic in the Park - Saturday, August 17 from 11- 1 at Potowatimi Park, Pavilion 1 (park on Greenlawn). This event is to celebrate you - a breastfeeding parent. Entire family is welcome. Hotdog lunch. Photo fundraiser for our group, and activities for kids.

LLL Playgroup!

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Good morning! 
We are looking forward to our outdoor playgroup on Tuesday at Parkovash Park - a quiet little park with room for parents to walk around with their wee ones snuggled, toddlers to run, climb, and swing, and nice shady spots for babies and parents 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!)
Robin will be waiting to welcome you.
(In case of rain or cold, we will move to the Main Library Children's Services! 
Check our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/lllofsouthbend)
See you on Tuesday, July 2nd, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park 277 Parkovash Avenue South Bend, Indiana 46617 http://sbpark.org/parks/parkovash-park/

LLL Meeting: Loving Guidance / Growing Nurslings

Hello Mamas!
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 loving guidance 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 c…

LLL Meeting: Fussy Babies / Myths and Misconceptions

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Hello Mamas!
Have you ever felt like your baby might be colicky? fussy? high needs? Or do you dread the question from well-meaning grannies at the post office: "Is s/he a Good Baby?" Many breastfeeding mothers are surprised by how "needy" our babies are...until we compare notes with other families! 
At next week's meeting we'll talk about how our babies might not match our (or society's) expectations. We'll discuss what kind of myths and misconceptions are floating around about babies and breastfeeding, and how to remain confident in our parenting choices. We'll also share techniques we've found to help our babies and ourselves move through some of the tougher times.
There will also be time to share breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes!
See you at 10am Tuesday, June 18 Sunnyside Presbyterian Church  115 S. Francis St. South Bend, IN

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June Meeting Topics

We hope to see you this month!


June 11: Evening Meeting- Sleep & Other Challenges
June 18: Fussy Babies - Myths & Misconceptions
June 25: Growing Nurslings and Loving Guidance

LLL Playgroup!

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Good morning! 
We are looking forward to our outdoor playgroup on Tuesday at Parkovash Park - a quiet little park with room for parents to walk around with their wee ones snuggled, toddlers to run, climb, and swing, and nice shady spots for babies and parents 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!)
Robin will be waiting to welcome you.
(In case of rain or cold, we will move to the Main Library Children's Services! 
Check our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/lllofsouthbend
But it looks like it could be beautiful!)
See you on Tuesday, June 4th, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park 277 Parkovash Avenue South Bend, Indiana 46617 http://sbpark.org/parks/parkovash-park/