WELCOME TO LA LECHE LEAGUE OF THE SUNCOAST
La Leche League International strives 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.
New Beginnings article by Kaye Lowman describes why our discussion groups can be so rewarding.
For all that has changed in the last 50 years, one thing has remained constant: the need for mother-to-mother support is, as it always has been, the bedrock upon which a happy, confident nursing experience is built. Books are helpful, the Internet is accessible, research is conclusive, pamphlets and flyers and public service announcements help get the word out. But what enables a woman to joyfully provide her baby with the perfect nourishment from her own body is having another woman who has had the same experience travel along the path with her.
All women, especially those pregnant or nursing, are invited to join other mothers in our discussions. Babies are always welcome! Bring your questions and concerns about breastfeeding. An excellent lending library is available with books on childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition.
Please call a Leader the night before the meeting to verify time, location, and for directions. Leaders are also available for telephone help in between meetings.
Our Monthly groups discuss:
- Breastfeeding: The Healthy Choice -Nursing benefits for baby, mother, father, families and the world
- Baby Arrives- Preparing for birth, establishing nursing in the early weeks, & including dad, sibling/s, & grandparents
- Art of Breastfeeding & Avoiding Difficulties – The normal course of breastfeeding, recognizing challenges, caring for yourself, getting support
- Nutrition & Weaning- Starting solids, family nutrition, extended nursing, approaches to weaning, loving guidance
Meeting 1 – January, May, September
Meeting 2 – February, June, October
Meeting 3 – March, July, November
Meeting 4 – April, August, December
LLL groups have informal discussions. Mothers bring their questions and concerns about breastfeeding. There is also a planned topic of discussion (see above) that covers the practical, physical, and psychological aspects of breastfeeding. No two meetings are quite the same. We offer both daytime and evening metings. We also offer a monthly introduction to breastfeeding class at 6:30 pm (couples are welcome to that introductory class).
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