Friday, March 28, 2014

April 2014 - Regular Meetings, Saturday Gathering and More!

La Leche League of Charleston, South Carolina

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. We rotate themes and no two meetings are alike.   Every meeting focuses on mom's questions and concerns. Our theme for April is NUTRITION and WEANING…Pregnant women enjoy this topic so they can optimize their baby's health. Mothers learn how to start solids for their babies. Nutritious options for family meals are shared. Meetings are always FREE and children are always welcome.  



Watch for updates and info by liking La Leche League in South Carolina on Facebook 


La Leche League of Charleston, SC  
FIRST FRIDAY – Mount Pleasant Old Village
April 4, 2014; 10:15 am to 11:30 am
St. Andrew’s Church 440 Whilden Street on the corner of Venning
(First room downstairs)
Contact: Beth 843.469.4404 or Kimberly 843.814.1322


La Leche League of Charleston, SC 
SECOND TUESDAY – Northern Mount Pleasant
April 8, 2014;  9:30 am – 11:15 am
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 North Hwy 17
(meets in classroom #3 in office side)
Contact: Naomi naomilllmom@gmail.com or Beth 843.469.4404


La Leche League of Charleston, SC 
SECOND SATURDAY - EVERY OTHER MONTH (cafe style)
April 12, 2014; 9:30 am – 11 am
Contact: Beth 843.469.4404 or Scotty 864.415.3678
This event will be posted on our FB group.  
If you don't have Facebook, please call Beth or Scotty for more information. 
(looking ahead dates will be June 14, August 9)


La Leche League of Summerville, SC
Third Tuesday Evening  
April 15, 2014; 7 pm 
Contact:
Mallory: malloryk09@gmail.com or
April 843.754.9511 dnapetrey@gmail.com
See the event on at the Summerville LLL FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/292656534156270/


La Leche League of Charleston, SC 
THIRD FRIDAY – West Ashley
April 18, 2014;  10:15 am to 11:30 am
John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy
(meets in room next to the gymnasium)
Contact: Kimberly 843.814.1322 or kimberly.lll.h@gmail.com 


La Leche League of Goose Creek, SC
FOURTH TUESDAY EVENING – Goose Creek/N. Charleston, SC
April 22. 2014;  5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Otranto Road Regional Library
2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC
Contact: Marlea 901.210.7541 or Hillary 843.847.1482 lll.hillaryj@gmail.com



SOUTH CAROLINA BREASTFEEDING COALITION 
Quarterly Coalition Meeting 
April 23, 2014 
Tongue and Lip Tie, Importance of Aftercare
See their website for more information
See this event on Facebook here. https://www.facebook.com/events/242057672666105/
*Free for members, $10 for nonmembers of the SC Breastfeeding Coalition 

Also, if you are interested in more local discussion on tongue and lip tie, join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/TTBabiesNCSC/


* SAVE THE DATE 
August 2, 2014 for the 4th Annual Big Latch On Charleston!! 
More info soon…




Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Fun 2014!!

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA 


La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend the monthly Group Meetings or call a Leader for breastfeeding help.

You can find Leader information here for South Carolina http://www.llli.org/web/southcarolina.html

In Charleston, SC we have several options for IN PERSON support.  We love seeing you in person, we love that you can share your stories and also give support to other moms as well! 

Leaders are all accredited by La Leche League International and La Leche League USA.  
You can find out more about what LLL Leaders do here https://www.llli.org/lad/talll/faq.html

We have multiple events in March and are excited to share them on our blog as well as in our LLL of Charleston Facebook group

~ Please consider making a donation to LLL of Charleston, SC or becoming a member through your LOCAL group.  We appreciate the support!  It means we can help off set the cost of supplies that we then pass back to moms at meetings!  Consider the cost you'd pay for an IBCLC and the support you receive for FREE from the Leaders here in Charleston.  Thank you! (please see sidebar link to the right) ~

FIRST FRIDAY – Mount Pleasant (Old Village)
March 7, 2014, 10:15 am to 11:30 am
St. Andrew’s Church 440 Whilden Street on the corner of Venning
(First room downstairs - there is an elevator on the left side or stairs on the right)
Contact Beth 843.469.4404 or Monica pelletiermonica@hotmail.com 


SECOND TUESDAY – Northern Mount Pleasant
March 11, 2014, 9:30 am – 11:15 am
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 North Hwy 17
(meets in classroom #3 in office side of the complex)
Contact Monica 843.810.8552 or Naomi naomilllmom@gmail.com 


THIRD TUESDAY – Summerville EVENING meeting
March 18, 2014  - 7:00 pm
Summerville Church of Christ, 413 Trolley Road
(1st brick house on left of parking lot)
Contact 
Mallory: malloryk09@gmail.com or
April 843.754.9511 dnapetrey@gmail.com
  

THIRD FRIDAY – West Ashley
March 21, 2014 10:15 am to 11:30 am
John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy
(meets in room next to the gymnasium just past the front office)
Contact Carissa lllcarissa@gmail.com or Beth 843.469.4404


Welcome the newest edition of meetings to the Charleston area!! 

 ** LA LECHE LEAGUE OF GOOSE CREEK, SC ** 
FOURTH TUESDAY EVENING – Goose Creek/N. Charleston, SC
March 25, 2014 – 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC
Contact Marlea 901.210.7541 or Hillary 843.847.1482 lll.hillaryj@gmail.com


** And watch for upcoming Saturday events that will be posted on our FB group!**
Beth and Scotty have been volunteering some of their weekends for more LLL casual morning gatherings.  The February cafe event had a nice turn out!
Save these dates… April 12 and June 14. 



Our Mission is to help mothers throughout South Carolina 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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

February 2014 Meetings and Upcoming Events in the Low Country

What an end to January!  We have seen some odd winter weather this year.
Welcome February and the sun!

La Leche League of Charleston, South Carolina 

No RSVP or fee required.  We are on baby time!
Come late or leave early if you need. 
Babies and children are always welcome at La Leche League events.


ANY woman interested in breastfeeding is welcome…that may mean pregnant, adopting, surrogate, grandmother, in-law, friend, doula, midwife, nursing student and more! Leaders are trained VOLUNTEERS who are also mothers who have breastfed their own children for a year or more. 

Please "like" and share on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LLLinSouthCarolinaUSA
and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CharlestonLLL

We do appreciate your membership through our local group!  Thank you to our current and past members. <3 p="">

FIRST FRIDAY – Mount Pleasant Old Village
February 7, 2014, 10:15 am to 11:30 am
St. Andrew’s Church 440 Whilden Street on the corner of Venning
(First room downstairs)
Contact:
Monica 843.810.8552


SECOND TUESDAY – Northern Mount Pleasant
February 11, 2014, 9:30 am – 11:15 am
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 North Hwy 17
(meets in classroom #3 in office side)
Contact:
Beth 843.469.4404


THIRD TUESDAY – La Leche League of Summerville EVENING meeting
February 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Summerville Church of Christ, 413 Trolley Road
(1st brick house on left of parking lot)
Contact:
Mallory: malloryk09@gmail.com or
April 843.754.9511 dnapetrey@gmail.com
Kimberly 843.814.1322

THIRD FRIDAY – West Ashley
February 21, 2014, 10:15 am to 11:30 am
John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy
(meets in room next to the gymnasium)
Contact:
Beth 843.469.4404


**UPCOMING - check back soon!! (Hoping for March, 2014 , but may possibly have a location in February!) 
Grand Opening of La Leche League of Goose Creek, SC 
Contact: 
Marlea 901.210.7541

**And looking ahead, Beth & Scotty are working on opening a Saturday location soon! 
Check back with our blog or our Facebook group for more details. 

Most Leaders will post their meeting as an event as well on the SC FB page or on our FB GROUP which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lllcharleston/
Join us soon and bring a friend! :) 




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014! January events and info.

Happy New Year to aLLL!!

Are you interested in attending our free meetings?
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.

La Leche League of Charleston, SC hosts free meetings as well as often hosting other fun social gatherings and playdates. We hope to see you soon! 


FIRST FRIDAY
January 3, 2014
Mt Pleasant - St. Andrew's Church, 440 Whilden St. 
First room downstairs.  You can take the elevator if you have a need as well.
Contact:
 Marlea 901.210.7541 or Beth 843.469.4404

SECOND TUESDAY *please note this is a change for 2014!
January 14, 2014
North Mt Pleasant - Mt Pleasant Hospital, 3500 N Highway 17
Classroom #3 on office side of the buildings
Contact:
 Naomi naomilllmom@gmail.com or Carissa lllcarissa@gmail.com

THIRD FRIDAY
January 17, 2014
 West Ashley - Joh Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway
Room next to gymnasium.
Contact:
 Scotty morrowsm@gmail.com or Kimberly 843.849.1322


Other events for South Carolina Area:

THIRD TUESDAY
La Leche League of Summerville is January 21, 2014.

Put on your calendar the South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition meeting, January 22, 2014. 


** Coming in February watch for La Leche League Leaders Hillary & Marlea to open a new GROUP in Goose Creek, SC FORTH TUESDAY of the month.  The first meeting will be February 25!!  

Don't forget to please LIKE us on FB 

And follow us on Twitter


For more information on La Leche League in South Carolina see http://www.llli.org/web/southcarolina.html

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy December!


December 2013


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.


We hope this year has been good to you.  We look forward to the fun in 2014! 

Playdate:

Tuesday, 12/3 Charles Towne Landing Toddler Tuesday meet 10 am
Playdates are open to moms, members, partners and friends.  
For information on pricing and events, see the website here.
Please know that this event is *weather permitting*.
(This event will most likely not have a Leader present so connect on the FB group to meet up together) 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lllcharleston/

Free gatherings:

FIRST FRIDAY
12/5 Mt Pleasant - St. Andrew's Church, 440 Whilden St. 
First room downstairs.  You can take the elevator if you have a need as well.
Contact:
 Beth 843.469.4404 or Carissa lllcarissa@gmail.com


THIRD TUESDAY (Will be SECOND TUESDAY in 2014)
12/17 North Mt Pleasant - Mt Pleasant Hospital, 3500 N Highway 17
Classroom #3 on office side of the buildings
Contact:
 Naomi naomilllmom@gmail.com or Marlea 901.210.7541

THIRD FRIDAY
12/20 West Ashley - Joh Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway
Room next to gymnasium.
Contact:
 Hillary lll.hillaryj@gmail.com or Kimberly 843.849.1322


First meeting of 2014 will be January 3!


Don't forget to please LIKE us on FB 

And follow us on Twitter


For more information on La Leche League in South Carolina see http://www.llli.org/web/southcarolina.html


Have safe and happy holidays.  

LLLove,
Beth, Brittan, Carissa, Hillary, Kimberly, Mandy, Marlea, Monica, Naomi & Scotty

Monday, November 4, 2013

Holiday TOY Fundraiser & November fun!


Our mission as La Leche League of Charleston, SC is to help mothers breastfeeding through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education.  We offer free meetings, on-line support via our facebook group and via email and phone.  We often like to use hand-outs and educational books or items at our meetings.  We hand out flyers with our meeting reminders and try to keep our expenses to a minimum while being able to meet the needs of our families.

We are excited to have the opportunity to share with you a super fundraiser in time for holiday shopping!  Discovery Toys are educational toys, books, CDs and games for every age.  Their baby items make wonderful holiday gifts and also are so durable they often can be handed down or passed on before they wear out!

We feel this will be a win-win for our families and our group!  Please shop and share!
La Leche League will receive 10% of what you spend and you will have awesome toys in time for the holidays!

You can choose to have them shipped to you or to Naomi (if you choose this option you can pick up your items at a December meeting).  All shopping can be done from now until November 29.  There are toys for baby, toys for elementary, family games and some great options for homeschoolers as well.

Thank you so much!  Have fun shopping!  Please share this link with your friends or family who may be shopping for your littles via email or social media.  :) 
http://tinyurl.com/n6wka36

Also, as you clean out those closets to make room for holidays, please remember we are holding a Mom/Baby donation drive for the young mothers at Florence Crittenton Home for Pregnant Teens.


Remember all meetings are free.  While we greatly appreciate your support with memberships (thank you to all our super members who are so vital!!), you do not have to be a member to attend.

We had a wonderful meeting for our 1st Friday at
St Andrew’s Church with Monica & Kimberly.  
Thanks to aLLL that attended!

**Join us for our Pirate Cove Playdate
Smythe Park on Daniel Island
November 12, 2013 10-11:30 am
RSVP at our fb group event
Please check the event that morning in case of inclement weather.
There are no restrooms at the playground so please keep that in mind.  
See you there!  Bring a friend.   

November 15, 2013 – Friday
John Wesley United Methodist Church
10:15 – 11:30 am
626 Savannah Hwy, Charleston / West Ashley
Main entrance, room next to the gymnasium
Contact Scotty morrowsm@gmail.com or Brittan 843.478.0468 for more info.  No need to RSVP!

November 19, 2013 - Tuesday   
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
9:30-11 am
3500 North Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant, SC
Classroom #3 in office side of the complex 
Contact Marlea 901.210.7541 or Carissa LLLcarissa@gmail.com for more info.  No need to RSVP!  

Don't forget to find our info here any time. 
We love hearing from you.  

Happy Fall Ya'll!!
LLLove, the LLLeaders of Charleston, SC La Leche League
Carissa, Monica, Naomi, Beth, Marlea, Mandy, Kimberly, Scotty, Hillary and Brittan



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mother/Baby Item Donation Drive


La Leche League of Charleston, SC is currently holding a Mother/Baby Item
donation drive for the moms and children of Florence Crittenton Home for Pregnant Teens

Please note that they will accept new or gently used baby items such as educational toys, baby/parenting books, baby gear (swings, bouncers, bassinets, strollers, cribs, rockers), and nearly new baby clothing, maternity or nursing clothing, bottles, pacifiers, bibs, car-seats and ring-slings or other carriers.  See their “wishlist” for other items or ideas.  

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
November 1, 2013 - Friday
St Andrew’s Church
440 Whilden Street, Mount Pleasant, SC
First room downstairs or down the elevator

November 15, 2013 – Friday
John Wesley United Methodist Church
626 Savannah Hwy, Charleston / West Ashley
Main entrance, room next to the gymnasium

November 19, 2013 - Tuesday   
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
3500 North Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant, SC
Classroom #3 in office side of the complex 

Of course we’d love to have you join us but no pressure on attending the meeting… please feel free to drop and go or stay and chat!

La Leche League of Charleston, SC
The mission of La Leche League USA & LLL SC is to help mothers 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.

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina
The mission of Florence Crittenton is to provide young, at-risk pregnant and parenting women comprehensive services to help them become self-sufficient and responsible mothers. We value the right of every pregnant young woman to obtain the education, skills, and support needed to have a healthy start in life – for both herself and her child.

Please contact Naomi at 843.388.5895 naomilllmom@gmail.com
Or Kimberly 843.814.1322 kimberly.lll.h@gmail.com