Thursday, August 6, 2015

La Leche League of Charleston, Goose Creek and Summerville August & September Meetings

La Leche League FREE meetings, phone calls and email support 

First Friday - Old Village 
Moms & Moms-to-be
August 7 - Kat & Beth
September 4 - Monica & Beth

Second Tuesday - Mt Pleasant NORTH 
PARENTS (moms/dads/partners)
August 11 - Naomi & Kat
September - Kat & Naomi 

Third Tuesday - SUMMERVILLE 
August 18, September 15 

Third Friday - West Ashley 
August 21 - Scotty & Beth
September 18 Scotty & Hillary 

Fourth Tuesday - GOOSE CREEK 
August 25, September 22 - Marlea & Hillary 

Fourth Tuesday - PLAYDATE 
9:30 am to 11 am 
Moms, Dads, Kids welcome! 
August 25, September 22 - Kat 

Please call or email a Leader listed on this flyer for more information on any meeting or meet-up.  
See events in our LLL FB (Charleston/Goose Creek) group as well 

****Hey, mommas! We are having a fundraiser in August. We are offering t-shirts with parent/baby design printed on them. The shirts are tropical blue (aqua) and the design will be white. We will be taking orders at our regular monthly meetings in August. Shirts are $24 payable by CHECK ONLY so bring your checkbook and help support our volunteer run, non-profit group!****
Live Love Latch Lowcountry #WBW2015

There is also a South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition meeting in August - 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week - Live, Love, Latch 2015 Family Celebration

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration presents Live, Love, Latch Lowcountry 2015; Lets Make it Work!! 

Let's Make it Work!  #WBW2015
On the 1 – 7th of August every year, to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals. 

World Breastfeeding Week theme this year is “Breastfeeding and Work; Lets Make it Work!”

This year also marks the 25 year anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration!

Live, Love, Latch! events are designed to not only celebrate breastfeeding, but to also highlight community support. All in attendance at a Live, Love, Latch! event will be counted as participants, who declare their support of breastfeeding in their local community and beyond. 

Also, as an added goal, we will aim to break the previous year's record for number of breastfeeding supporters who came out in a show of support. Any one who attends will be counted - whether breastfeeding or not.
This celebration provides an opportunity to educate family, friends, healthcare providers and other community members about how they can support breastfeeding, and also emphasizes the value of the support network behind every nursing dyad.

August 1, 2015 10 am to 12 pm
Unity Church of Charleston

2535 Leeds Ave, Charleston, SC, 29405

La Leche League of Charleston, SC  

FREE for the whole family and all breastfeeding supporters in the community! 
For more info or directions
**Important message about parking.  The lot is small so we'd like to hold it for those who can't walk far, those with wheel chairs or families with multiple children.  We encourage you to park in the lot across the street on Leeds Ave but please don't block the regular store parking there.  

**Please don't bring strollers in unless you have multiples or special situations as the venue is limited on space. We encourage baby-wearing.  This is a free community event. Please join us. 

Hosted by:
La Leche League of Charleston, SC 
La Leche League of Goose Creek, SC 
La Leche League of Summerville, SC 

See you there!  
Beth, Hillary, Kat, Kimberly, Marlea, Monica, Naomi & Scotty

Sponsors and vendors will be in attendance as well.  Raffle & prize opportunities - 1 for $1 or 3 for $5 
Thank you to the community at Unity Church for the location!  

FB event here 

La Leche League is a nonprofit, non-governmental, and non-sectarian organization.  Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  

Saturday, June 27, 2015

July 2015 Gatherings and Fun

JULY 3 Mt Pleasant meeting CANCELED 
Please call or email a Leader if you need support. 
Monica Pelletier 843.810.8552,
Have a happy and safe 4th of July! 

SATURDAY July 11, 2015
Main Library Charleston
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
12:30 - 2:30 PM Meeting Room A
Beth 843.469.4404

Scotty 864.415.3678

July 14, 2015
La Leche League of Charleston/Mt. Pleasant - North meets on the SECOND Tuesday of the month at 9:30 AM in Room #3 & #2 (on the ground floor near the cafe)
at Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 North Highway 17, Mount Pleasant SC.

MOMS & DADS welcome (parents-to-be as well!)
Kat 843.870.4618 or
Monica Pelletier 843.810.8552,

July 17, 2015
La Leche League of Charleston/West Ashley meets on the THIRD Friday of the month at 10:15 AM at the John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah
Highway (US17), Charleston/West Ashley.

Scotty 864.415.3678
Beth 843.469.4404

July 21, 2015
LLL of Summerville meets on the third Tuesday of the month at
7:00 PM
 at the Summerville Church of Christ, 413 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville.
Kimberly 843.814.1322
Join here!

JULY 24, 2015 
5 PM – 7 PM AT We'll be at 25th Avenue this time so we can stay later if we'd like. Meet on the beach. We'll plan to be to the left of the entrance. Isle of Palms County Park BeachMeet to the left of the stairs. BYO dinner, drinks.  Fun for the whole FAMILY! (see our event in our FB group for more details or call any LLL Leader & check weather before heading out)

JULY 28 
La Leche League Playgroup 
9:45 to 10:45 AM 
Come join us for a play date at the park. Bring your babies, older children, and friends; partners and support people are welcome! Meet other breastfeeding families, talk to leaders, and enjoy some time outdoors. We will meet at the smaller, fenced-in playground at J. Marshall Stith Park on Sullivans Island. As with our meetings, feel free to come late or leave early as needed. Can't wait to see you there! 
Kat Martin - 843-870-4618

July 28, 2015
Goose Creek -North Charleston
5:30 PM
Otranto Road Regional Library
2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC
Marlea 901.210.7541

Hillary 843.847.1482

At Group meetings La Leche League Leaders and other mothers share experiences, give suggestions and offer support and encouragement. LLL meetings are ideal for learning from and making friends with other mothers. These meetings provide time for mother-to-mother sharing in a friendly and accepting atmosphere. The informal meetings are attended by expectant, new and experienced mothers and their babies. Most Groups rotate through a series of breastfeeding topics, however every meeting is different and the questions of the attendees are always given top priority.

**Please keep in mind that school is out for the summer so if you have children of other ages, please plan accordingly with quiet toys or books.  If you bring snacks, please ask the LLL Leader what the policy is at that location for food and remember not to share with little ones without checking with parents.  Meetings are always flexible so come and go as you need.