La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Leaders

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thank you

Thanks to all who attended our Autumn Harvest. We had a wonderful time and ate some terrific food. The kids all had so much fun. It was nice to see so many toddlers toddling around and babes in arms of moms or dads. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

LLL of Charleston West Ashley November 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

Please join us for La Leche League of Charleston / West Ashley

The Third Friday of the month: Friday November 19, 2010 at 10:15 am at the John Wesley United Methodist Church 626 Savannah Hwy

La Leche League Meetings are open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Babies and toddlers are always welcome and meetings are always FREE.

If you know someone who may be interested in more information or attending a LLL meeting, please forward this on to her or bring her with you! It is always nice to have the support of friends!

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.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How do you know your newborn is doing well?


Chapter Six: The First Two Weeks: Milk!

Pg 110: How to Know Your Baby’s Doing Well

• Weight gain. Look for a return to birth weight by two weeks. An average gain after that is roughly 1 ounce (30 g) a day, but your baby may gain somewhat more or less.

• Diapers. Look for at least three “okay” (thumb and forefinger circle size) diapers each day during the first month or so.

• Your breasts. Look for comfortable nipples, a milk release within a minute (usually much sooner), and noticeable softening by the end of most nursings.

• Nursing behavior. Look for open eyes when the feed starts, periods of slow (about one per second) sucks with periodic pauses, and finishing within a half hour at most feeds.

• Disposition between nursings. Look for the baby falling gently asleep toward the end of the nursing (or contentment for at least a while before he nurses again), limp hands, and an unworried expression most of the time.

• What doesn’t matter. How many minutes on each breast, whether he falls asleep at the breast at the end of the feeding, or whether he nurses long enough to “get to the hindmilk.”