La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Leaders

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 2014 La Leche League Events and Fun

MAY 2014 La Leche League of Charleston, SC Events and Fun 

Meetings are always free, and we welcome any tax deductible donations.   Moms, moms-to-be and sometimes dads are welcome.  Babies and children are always welcome!  Please call or email a Leader anytime during the month.  No RSVP for meetings is necessary.  Come to any or all you have time for!

May 2 Mt P Monica 843.810.8552 or Beth 843.469.4404
FIRST FRIDAY – Mount Pleasant Old Village
May 2, 2014; 10:15 am to 11:30 am
St. Andrew’s Church 440 Whilden Street on the corner of Venning
(First room downstairs)

May 4  come say hi to Beth, Naomi, & Scotty!
Beth will also be speaking on Breastfeeding Basics!  

May 13 Mt. Pleasant, North: Naomi 843.388.5895 or Monica 
SECOND TUESDAY – Northern Mount Pleasant
May 13, 2014;  9:30 am – 11:15 am
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 North Hwy 17
(meets in classroom #3 in office side)

May 16 West Ashley: Beth 843.469.4404 or Mandy 843.270.9845
THIRD FRIDAY – West Ashley
May 16, 2014;  10:15 am to 11:30 am
John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy
(meets in room next to the gymnasium)

May 16-18 La Leche League of North Carolina Conference!

May 27, Goose Creek:  Marlea 901.210.7541 or Hillary 843.847.1482
La Leche League of Goose Creek, SC
FOURTH TUESDAY EVENING – Goose Creek/N. Charleston, SC
May 27, 2014;  5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Otranto Road Regional Library
2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC

*Looking ahead, please plan on the WHOLE FAMILY joining us for fun at on the beach.  This will be a members only event so join this May!  Ask a Leader for details on your tax deductible membership. 
June 21, 4-7 pm.  More info on our June blog post and our FB group events. 

La Leche League Philosophy

The basic philosophy of La Leche League is summarized in the following statements:

  • Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
  • Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.
  • In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
  • Breast milk is the superior infant food.
  • For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.
  • Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.
  • Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.
  • Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby's father. A father's unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child's development from early infancy.
  • Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
  • From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.
  • The ideals and principles of mothering which are the foundation of LLLI beliefs are further developed in THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, the most comprehensive handbook on breastfeeding and parenting ever published. It has provided needed answers to three generations of nursing mothers on every aspect of breastfeeding.

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