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LLL Evening Mtg, Working and Breastfeeding / Dealing with holiday travel

We are going to cover two topics this week at our meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm at the Tutt Branch. For those of you who are back to work, can you share with others how you prepared for this.  How do you find enough hours in the work day for pumping?  With holidays on the horizon, how do you deal with the added activities and travel, perhaps dealing with relatives who are not as supportive of breastfeeding?  Expectant parents and babies all welcome.

LLL Playgroup! New Location!

Hello friends!
It's time again for the monthly LLL playgroup! We will meet indoors starting this month at a new location!

On Tuesday we'll be at The Well Coffee House in Mishawaka, There is a play space with imaginative toys and room for crawlers to crawl, big kids to play, and mamas and babies to cuddle, nurse, and chat. 

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 :). 
Christy will be waiting to greet you this week so that you'll know you're in the right spot!

Tuesday, November 5th between 10:15 and noon.

The Well Coffee House
2410 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 387-2410
http://thewellriverpark.com/
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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? Tuesday'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 around 10am on Tuesday, October 22nd Bittersweet Branch Library
602 N Bittersweet Rd,
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Some links about solids:
Why it's best to wait until at least the middle of the first year to begin introducing solids, as seen in the LLL philosophy statement:  "For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the onl…

LLL Meeting: Birth!

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At our next 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 10:00 am, Tuesday October 15th
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
South Bend, IN 46617
Birth directly affects breastfeeding--here are some thoughts on the process: http://talkbirth.me/2010/05/28/the-birth-breastfeeding-continuum/
Sometimes our birth experiences don't lend themselves to an easy transition to breastfeeding. Here are some ideas for breastfeeding after a c-section: https://supportingbreastfeeding.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/breastfeeding-success-after-cesarean-section/
Our birth experience …

LLL Evening Meeting: Tricks and Treats

Join us Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm at the Tutt Library in South Bend. We will be discussing your favorite "Tricks" for making working and breastfeeding work for you and the "Treats" you and your baby receive from breastfeeding. Expectant mothers, babies, newcomers and experienced mothers all welcome. Bring your questions and expertise.

LLL Playgroup!

Come join us for our last outdoor playgroup of the year!

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, October 1st, between 10am-noon

Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617
http://sbpark.org/parks/parkovash-park/q

LLL Meeting: Babywearing

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Hello Mamas! What do you love about wearing your baby or toddler? What type of carrier have you always wanted to try? Is there a tricky back or side carry you need demonstrated? At the next La Leche League meeting, we will share our babywearing experiences and questions with the group and be ready to demonstrate and assist with hands-on practice. Bring your carriers and try ours! 
Of course we always have space for your breastfeeding questions, concerns, and successes.
We're looking forward to seeing you at 10:00 am, Tuesday September 24th Bittersweet Branch Library 602 N Bittersweet Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46544 https://goo.gl/maps/vCCEi7z3jZ12
An important rundown on safe babywearing:  http://www.schoolofbabywearing.com/Images/TICKS.pdf
Here is an article about the drawbacks of over-using strollers and carseats: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/10693168/Leaving-infants-in-buggies-may-cause-long-term-harm.html and an article on the health and development differences between…