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.



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?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B66igZzdE2C9TWhDZ2VyMnY1Q2s/view?usp=sharing

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?
http://www.sb150.com

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!

http://sjcpl.org/node/6179

LLL Playgroup *Rain Location*

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!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

LLL Outdoor Playgroup!

We're excited to move the La Leche League Playgroup back to the park! 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, May 5, between 10am-noon
Parkovash Park
277 Parkovash Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46617

Sunday, April 26, 2015


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, April 28 at 10:15am
Harris Branch Library
51446 Elm Road, Granger, IN 46530

***Please note the slight time change! The Harris Branch Library has changed its hours and now opens at 10am, so we will begin at 10:15!***


http://lllofsouthbend.blogspot.com/


Here's a lovely blog about all the varied things we do as mothers, it makes me cry with recognition and appreciation to the mama who wrote it for us:

And a couple of helpful websites about working and breastfeeding:

Everyone's favorite Honest Toddler proves that they are truly learning a lot from our housekeeping abilities ;)

For those needing to provide bottles while away from baby, some information on Paced Bottle Feeding:
and on how much milk baby may take:

A fun and empowering look at why we should feel comfortable breastfeeding in public:


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