La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Leaders

Thursday, December 22, 2011

January 2012.

Happy New Year to all our families in the Charleston area!

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Here is our January schedule. We are looking forward to some great meetings and some new Leaders in 2012!
* all phone numbers are 843 area code unless specified otherwise.
Remember all meetings are FREE and no registration is needed.

Friday, January 6th:
St Andrew's in Mount Pleasant: Venning & Whilden St.
10:15 am - 11:30 am
When you enter the church go downstairs and we are in the room directly in front of you. If you have a stroller and are going in the elevator, turn right when you come out.
For more info on this meeting contact Naomi @ 388-5895 or Marlo @ 278-1688

Tuesday, January 17th:
Roper Mount Pleasant Hospital: 17 North
9:30 am -11 am
When you enter the hospital on the ground floor, we will be in classroom #3 near the hospital's cafe.
For more info on this meeting contact Carissa @ 654-1240 or Elizabeth @ 971-6632

Friday, January 20th:
10:15 am - 11:30 am
John Wesley United Methodist Church: 626 Savannah Hwy in West Ashely
When you enter the main doors of the church, pass the office and enter the glass doors. We are in the room next to the gymnasium.
For more info on this meeting contact Mandy @ 270-9845 or Sarah @ 206-999-9629

In generations past, many mothers had plenty of support for breastfeeding their babies because their mothers, grandmothers and sisters had breastfed. Now many of us live far away from our families and most likely, they didn't breastfed. Breastfeeding is natural, but it is a learned art. Attending an LLL meeting and seeing other mothers breastfeed their babies helps new and expectant mothers learn how to nurture their babies too.

What are the meeting topics? In-depth information on breastfeeding is presented through discussions on the following topics:

The advantages of breastfeeding. Mothers are amazed to hear about the many remarkable qualities of human milk, their bodies fantastic ability to produce milk as well as the positive impact breastfeeding has on families, the environment and society.

Adjusting to life with a new baby. This meeting focuses on the first six weeks and offers tips to make the transition into being a family as smooth as possible.

Overcoming difficulties. Leaders and mothers have excellent ideas to help mothers overcome roadblocks that may impede breastfeeding progress.

Nutrition and weaning. Pregnant women enjoy this topic so they can optimize their unborn baby's health. Mothers learn how to start solids for their babies. Nutritious options for family meals are shared.