General Meeting Information
We welcome nursing parents with their partner/support person to all of our meetings. Babies and nursing children are always invited to attend!
Please note: We want every family to get a healthy start; that means learning about breastfeeding together in a safe place. Please help to protect the little ones by observing this simple guideline: If you or any of your family members is exhibiting symptoms of illness at the time of the meeting, and/or has had a fever within the 24 hours preceding the meeting, we ask that you not attend; please call or email a Leader with your breastfeeding questions instead.
A continuing series of four monthly meetings is based on the information found in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and covers:
- Meeting I: The Importance of Breastfeeding
- What makes breastmilk the superior infant food?
- How does nursing provide "health insurance" for baby?
- What are the advantages to the nursing parent? other family members?
- Meeting II: Baby Arrives: The Family & The Breastfed Baby
- How does the baby get started breastfeeding?
- How often and how long should the baby nurse?
- What is father's role? other children? grandparents?
- How do meals and housework get done with a new baby?
- Is it possible to breastfeed and go back to work?
- Meeting III: The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties
- What can be done if milk supply gets low?
- What if baby seems fussy all the time?
- How do other parents handle night time waking?
- Can sore nipples be helped? or prevented?
- Meeting IV: Starting Solids, Weaning and Family Nutrition
- When and how should baby start solid foods?
- What are the best foods to feed a baby? a toddler?
- How can family eating habits be improved?
- When and how do you wean?
La Leche League's basic manual, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, is for sale or loan at meetings. Also available is a lending library containing books covering all aspects of breastfeeding, childbirth, parenting, and nutrition.