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.