Saturday, December 3, 2016

LLL Playgroup!

On Tuesday we'll be in the Humphrey's room in the lower level of the Main Library in downtown South Bend, where there is plenty of room for crawlers to crawl, big kids to play, and mamas and babies to cuddle, nurse, and chat. Feel free to bring toys to share or pop upstairs to borrow books and toys for the morning! And those of you with tiny babes or babes still in utero, please know that this playgroup is for you too! Support from other mothers is what we're all about:) 
Jessica, (mama to Juniper and Georgia) will be waiting to greet you so that you'll know you're in the right spot!

Tuesday, December 6 between 10 and noon
304 South Main Street 
South Bend, Indiana 46601 
For those who have been avoiding downtown due to the construction, I believe it has opened up for the most part, and the library is now accessible from both directions on Main St!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

LLL Mtg-- Becoming a Mother and 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!

Looking forward to seeing you at 10:15 am on Tuesday, November 22
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road 
Granger, IN  46530 

Friday, November 11, 2016

LLL mtg-Traveling & Family Relations

At our next meeting we'll share our ideas about dealing with the holidays as parents of littles. Do you have tips for fielding family questions/opinions about parenting and breastfeeding choices? Traveling with babies and children? Keeping ourselves and our kids healthy in the midst of cookies and germs?  Trying to maintain some semblance of routine amongst the craziness?

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.

We're looking forward to seeing you at 10am Tuesday, November 15
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

***And save the date for the following week's meeting at Harris Branch Library about Becoming a Mother and Early Days of Breastfeeding!***

Here is some lovely language for extended family from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding:

Photo credit: Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Evening Meeting - Making in Work

Join us Tuesday November 8 at 7 p.m., River Park Branch Library to discuss "Making it Work".  The holidays are just around the corner: how do you prepare for them, take care of a baby, take care of your house and make it our the door in the morning?  Bring your baby and your questions or comments with you. Expectant women welcome also.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Milky Way Screening!

Next week marks the beginning of our indoor playgroup season. We are so thrilled to be able to offer a special screening of The Milky Way, a fabulously inspiring film about breastfeeding in America. Please bring children, family, and friends--we'll bring snacks :)

Tuesday, November 1
We'll start the film at 10:30, but feel free to come earlier to grab a bagel and a seat!
304 South Main Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
http://www.sjcpl.org/main/
Humphreys Multimedia Room: http://www.sjcpl.org/meetingrooms/
(You  can check https://smartstreets.southbendin.gov for info about how construction might affect your approach)

Friday, October 21, 2016

LLL Mtg--Starting Solids and 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!

10:15 am on Tuesday, October 25

Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road 
Granger, IN 46530



And save the date! LLL of SB is hosting a special screening of The Milky Way, a fabulously inspiring film about breastfeeding in America. Feel free to bring children and friends--we'll bring snacks :)
 http://milkywayfoundation.org










La Leche League of South Bend 



Thursday, October 13, 2016

LLL mtg-Birth!

At next week's morning meeting we will share our ideas and experiences around Birth. How did your birth experience(s) impact breastfeeding? What would you change if you could? What would you recommend to other mothers? Bring ideas of local resources, supportive ears, and open minds as we come together to share our perspectives on this powerful topic.

As always, we will have room for your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes!

We're looking forward to seeing you at 10am Tuesday, October 18
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617

And save the date! LLL of SB is hosting a special screening of The Milky Way, a fabulously inspiring film about breastfeeding in America. Feel free to bring children and friends--we'll bring snacks :) http://milkywayfoundation.org