La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Leaders

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

April Events

We are so excited about our schedule in April because not only do we have three free meetings in the Charleston area, but we are having a Family Friendly Breastfeeding Celebration on April 21st from 2-5. Please join us for the fun!!

Here is our April calendar:

Friday April 6, 2012
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
St Andrew's Church
Mount Pleasant Old Village
Park on Venning St and come in the church doors and down the stairs or elevator.
For more information on this event please call or email Marlea at or 901.210.7541

Tuesday April 17, 2012
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Mount Pleasant Hospital
When you come, park in the office side of the hospital, come down the hall and just passed the bathrooms there is a right all with meeting rooms. We are in meeting room #3.
For more information on this event please call or email Carissa at or 843.654.1240

Friday April 20, 2012
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
John Wesley United Methodist - pumpkin church :)
West Ashley/ Charleston
Come around the front of the church and pass the office and we are just on that side of the glass doors near the gymnasium.
For more information on this event please call or email Hillary at or 843.847.1482

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Charleston Breastfeeding Celebration!

The La Leche League Leaders of Charleston, SC would like to invite all our moms and families (past and present) to join us at a family potluck and fundraiser.

This event date has been changed to MAY 19.
Will add location and time asap.

This Family Picnic/ Potluck is a celebration and time to relax and socialize.

It is also a much needed fundraiser for the group to buy updated books and supplies. The donations we are able to gain from this event will benefits La Leche League at all levels, with most of the money staying with our local group and community.

We look forward to seeing you then! We are so excited to have this on our calendar! We want moms, dads, partners, grandparents, friends and of course, lots of children and babies to know they are welcome to attend. Please bring a dish to share with others and some cash to bid on auction items.

We are a nonsectarian organization who does not affiliate with any religion but the church has offered the space to us for a small donation so that we are able to utilize their space outdoors and also in inclement weather.

With Gratitude,

:) The Leaders of La Leche League of Charleston, SC

Beth, Brittan, Carissa, Elizabeth, Hillary, Kimberly, Mandy, Marlea, Marlo, & Naomi

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Guidelines for Meetings

La Leche League of Charleston SC Meeting Guidelines:

La Leche League believes Mothers know their children best. There is no “La Leche League way”, only what works for your family. Attending an LLL meeting and seeing other mothers breastfeed their babies helps new and expectant mothers learn how to nurture their babies too. During meetings, LLL Leaders share their knowledge of breastfeeding, encourages others to share their experiences and helps clarify the La Leche League philosophy of mothering through breastfeeding.

Meetings are always free. We encourage membership but do not expect any new mom to join to come to meetings.

Any woman interested in learning about breastfeeding (students, nurses, birth class instructors, etc.) are welcome. Women are encouraged to begin attending meetings as soon as they know they are pregnant.

Children: Meeting children’s needs is a priority we all understand. If you are bringing multiple children, please consider bringing a few quite items for them to play with but also remind them they may have toddlers wanting to “share” their toys so you may not want to bring their favorite ones.

Illness: if you or your child have had fever, vomiting/diarrhea or severe cough in the past 24 hours, please join us for the next meeting. If you need immediate help, please call a Leader to speak over the phone or consider hiring an IBCLC to come to you.

Food: Allergies and intolerances are a real issue for our families. Any food brought in for your child or yourself may only be shared if it is handed to the mother to give to her own child. If any food you bring falls on the floor, please promptly attend to it so that we can avoid allergy or choking hazards.

LLL meetings are ideal for learning from and making friends with other mothers. Thank you for respecting these guidelines. They are for the protection and concern for all our members, especially our newest ones. We're looking forward to seeing you and your baby at a Group meeting!

March 2012 schedule

MARCH Meetings:
We look forward to seeing you and your baby at our next meeting. For more information go to

Meetings are always free but if you feel you have been helped we also accept memberships for $40 a year.

Friday, March 2
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 Mandy at 270-9845

Friday, March 16
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 Kimberly at 814-1322

Tuesday, March 20
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. It is simplest to come in through the office building side.
For more info on this meeting contact Elizabeth at 971-6632

March Membership Madness

Membership to La Leche League of Charleston, South Carolina

If you have found LLL of Charleston helpful to you and would like to buy a membership which will benefit your local group and LLLI as well please read on...

Optional Membership payment that will benefit our local Charleston, SC Group!!

The best way is to join through a local Group, so that funds will be available in YOUR vicinity to help mothers and babies. With your membership, your local group can receive a small portion of the funds to be able to purchase new pamphlets, books and other resources for your Group.

To join your local Group, sign up with a Leader at your next meeting. If you can’t make another meeting soon, but are still interested you can simply email or call your local Leader.

For more information on benefits of membership to LLLI see:

$40 Regular Membership
$100 Sustaining Membership
$250 Platinum Membership

All Membership levels includes a 10% discount in the LLLI Online Store and are tax deductable.

New members purchasing a regular, sustaining, or premier membership will receive access to an electronic publication.

Thanks so much for your support!
The Leaders of La Leche League of Charleston, SC

Beth, Brittan, Carissa, Elizabeth, Kimberly, Mandy, Marlo, & Naomi