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.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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 21 at 10am
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

***Save the Date! August 22, 11-1 World Breastfeeding Week/ Live, Love.Latch Celebration at Potawatomi Park! Lunch, games, free Babywearing Dance Class, and Shanna will be back with a Photo Fundraiser!!!! More details to come!***

Sunday, July 12, 2015

LLL evening mtg

photo.jpgCome join us to discuss starting solids, toddler nursing and family nutrition. Share your ideas and concerns.  We are meeting at River Park Branch library at 7 pm, Tuesday, July 14.  Pregnant and nursing mothers and babies are welcome.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

*Rain Location* for LLL Playgroup!

Because of the rain, the LLL playgroup will move to the Main Library, Children's Services. http://www.sjcpl.org/kids/
See you there between 10 and noon!

Friday, July 3, 2015

LLL Playgroup!

It's Playgroup time 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, July 7, 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!)

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.