La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Leaders

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FAQ on meetings? November 2014 gatherings

NOVEMBER – Our Theme for the month is SLEEP. 
Many of the meetings this month will be based on the book SWEET SLEEP.  Bring your copy!!
You can buy it on line or in a local bookstore. You can come to the meeting without the book and follow along with others too!!

Some concerns or questions on meetings?

·      Meetings are always free.
·      We appreciate memberships but they are not required to attend.
·      Babies are always welcome as well as siblings – it really helps to keep them close and nurse while in attendance.
·      Partners are welcome at specified location and special events.
·      We welcome anyone wanting to learn about breastfeeding – that includes breastfeeding parents, pumping or formula bottle feeding parents, parents-to-be, grandmothers and even nursing/midwife/doula students (if you are a student please let a Leader know ahead why you are attending).
·      We love when moms-to-be join us (pregnant or adopting or coming into parenthood).
·      Meetings are casual and not a “class”.
·      Meetings are led by an accredited LLL Leader. She is a mother who has breastfed her baby and has completed La Leche League's comprehensive training program.
·      Topics rotate from month-to-month and location-to-location. 
·      LLL meetings can be viewed as a buffet of ideas. Each mother/parent is welcome to select only those that appeal to her and her family.

Nov 4, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday
Election Day – Vote and then join us at Wanamaker for a family PLAYDATE with La Leche League group - Families - siblings, partners, friends welcome.
8888 University Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29406
There is a fee to enter this park.  They do have restrooms and water fountains. Meet at the playground but know that we may scatter as the kids want to wander. Bring your lunch or snacks and water if you want.
** Hillary 843.847.1482  
** Carissa 843.654.1240

Nov 7, 10:15 am to 11:45 am
Mt Pleasant - St. Andrew's Church, 440 Whilden St. (Parking on Venning)
First room downstairs.   It is easier to wear your baby in for the meeting but you can take the elevator if you have a need as well.
** Monica 843.810.8552
** Beth 843.469.4404

Nov 11, 9:30 am to 11 am 
North Mt Pleasant - Mt Pleasant Hospital, 3500 N Highway 17
Classroom #3 on office side of the buildings
Partners, dads, friends all welcome at this location.
** Naomi 843.388.5895
** Beth 843.469.4404

Nov 18, 7 pm to 8:30 pm Summerville Evening
La Leche League of Summerville, SC
Summerville Church of Christ, 413 Old Trolley Rd
Meeting Located in the Brick house on the Left.
** Kimberly 843.814.1322

Nov 21, 10:15 am to 11:45 am
West Ashley - John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway
Through doors past the office and we meet in the room next to  the gymnasium
** Scotty 864.4153678
** Monica 843.810.8552

Nov 25, 5:30 pm to 7 pm Goose Creek Evening
Otranto Road Regional Library
2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC
(This will be the last meeting in 2014 – the December meeting will be canceled)
** Marlea 901.210.7541
** Hillary 843.847.1482

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Monday, October 13, 2014

THANK YOU & Ways you can support your group without $$

We want to aLLL give a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our La Leche League September Nurseiversary Fun-drive.  A thank you goes especially to Meredith C. for your gracious donation and the idea to do a matching drive! 

We are always appreciative of your membership and donations which go directly to your Local Group when bought through your Local Group. 

Not everyone can afford membership and that is why attending meetings is and always will remain FREE. You have asked how you can take ownership of your Group and help out in different ways. 

You can still be a tremendous support by being active in your La Leche League Group perhaps by:
       Taking on a Group job, such as Librarian or Treasurer.
       Attending LLL Series Meetings and offering your experience are of enormous help to a new mother.
       Offering to host a Series Meeting or other meetings or playgroups.
       Helping to publicize your Group, distributing meeting notices to clinics, health offices, playgroups and local places that cater to new parents. 
       Helping to raise funds for your Group could help provide more leaflets, information sheets and books for your Group Library.
       Asking others to donate to your Local Group in honor of your child.
       Coordinating healthy snacks or drinks (at some locations).
       Word of mouth in our community to let other families know we are here for them as well.
       Donating your gently used copies of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding or other La Leche League books to your Group so that they can be borrowed from your Group’s library.
       Talking to your health care team about the information and support you are discussing as a part of La Leche League.
       Send media outlets via email to have our meeting added in the 
'community calendar'.
       Greet Moms at meetings (or Dads at some locations) so that newcomers feel welcome too!
       Reach out to other moms and moms-to-be in our facebook group to encourage each other.
       What would you add??

Thanks again!! See you (and your little) at the next LLL meeting near you!!

Beth, Brittan, Carissa, Hillary, Kimberly, Marlea, Monica, Naomi & Scotty