Friday, August 29, 2014

September 2014 Fun meetings and playdates

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.


Please like us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/LLLinSouthCarolinaUSA and follow us on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/CharlestonLLL
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464



We have some fun meetings and a park baby-wearing meet up planned for this month. 
Know that you can contact a LLL Leader any time between meetings.  We are volunteers and will call you back when we can. Please know if you are also on our fb group, the best way to reach us remains via phone or email.  

All our meetings are free.  There is no need to rsvp but it is great to have an idea of numbers if you plan to attend. September's theme is ADVANTAGES of BREASTFEEDING.  Each meeting is very flexible in topic because we always want to take questions or concerns first.  Come to any or all! 


September 5th, 10:15 to 11:30 am 
First FRIDAY 
St Andrew's Church in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant 
440 Whilden Street (parking on Venning) 
Please contact Carissa 843.654.1240 or Monica 843.810.8552

September 9th, 9:30 to 11:15 am 
Second TUESDAY
Roper St Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
3500 North HWY 17 (office room #3 on the right side of the campus)
Please contact Naomi 843.388.5895 

September 19th, 10:15 to 11:30 am 
Third FRIDAY 
John Wesley United Methodist Church
626 Savannah HWY (room next to gym at end of hall)
Please contact Beth 843.469.4404 or Monica 843.810.8552

September 22nd, 10 am to noon. 
Baby Wearing Playdate!?! 
Alhambra Hall Playground - weather permitting. 
131 Middle St. 
Interested in baby wearing or learning how to nurse in a carrier?  Advanced at baby wearing and want to share some of your techniques?  Just want to hang out with like minded nursing parents and get some fresh air?  Either way, join us! Bring water, snacks or lunch if you want.  And of course, bring your various slings and wraps.  If you are interested in selling or trading them as well, feel free to attend.  All brand, product, or services names appearing at this playdate or reference to or use of a product, service, or process does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation, or sponsorship of that product, service, or process by La Leche League of Charleston or LLL USA. *see Facebook group event* 

September 23rd, 5:30 to 6:45 pm 
Fourth TUESDAY EVENING 
Otranto Road Regional Library 
2264 Otranto Road (inside meeting room) 
Please contact Marlea 901.210.7541 or Hillary 843.847.1481 

FYI there is also a La Leche League of Summerville, SC 
You can find their FB  Summerville LLL Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/292656534156270/





Monday, August 4, 2014

Live Love Latch Lowcountry - Thank you!!

It may have been a rainy day but that didn't stop many of you from coming out to celebrate the Live,Love,Latch, Lowcountry for  World Breastfeeding Week with La Leche League of Charleston and La Leche League of Goose Creek! 




Thank you so much to all the families and supporters!
We had:
51 Mothers nursing their little ones
9 Fathers there to cheer their partners on
26 Infants 
46 Children playing around 
9 Other supporters there to celebrate too


Thank you to our vendors as well!! 

Please do check their websites out if you didn't get a chance to speak to them in person Saturday.  We had three IBCLCs, a midwife and two local crafters!! 

Linda Merli, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant


Jocelyn Bermudez, BS, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant


Lin Cook, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant


Adrienne Leeds, Midwife and Herbalist

Wood and Thyme  

Rekindled Spindle 

Thank you as well to the community businesses who donated raffle items for La Leche League!

Professional Doulas of Charleston 

Carolina Breast Pump 

Shuga Bebe Couture
Kim Williams

Baby Bodywork
Valerie DeMasi LMT CIMI

Fit Mommy Charleston
Rachel Parker

Living With Wellness
Monica Pelletier 

Coastal Insight
Alistair Nicol


And thank you to our community outreach! 

LaToya D.Hall, MHSA, CLC
Breastfeeding Coordinator, Low Country Region DHEC

South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition 
http://scbreastfeedingcoalition.org

And special thanks for our music from Andrew Acoustic Jones! 
https://www.facebook.com/acousticandrew843