Breastfeeding Information and Help

Contact Murray La Leche League Leaders
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Emails returned within 48 hours, house calls are available where necessary
For other areas in Utah call (801) 246-LOVE (5683)

Who should visit LLL meetings?

La Leche League Series Meetings are open to all interested women (pregnant, nursing and otherwise). Series meetings tend to focus on nursing during the first year. Moms nursing children of any age are always welcome and encouraged to come share triumphs and trials, enjoy mother-to-mother support, gather information and form relationships with other nursing moms. Additionaly, Sandy & SLC groups have meetings available for those looking for further information and those nursing beyond the first year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

LLL's Philosophy

*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 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.

-- La Leche League International, Publication No.150

Monday, December 1, 2008

Topics, Dates & Directions

1 The Importance of Breastfeeding: Nursing benefits for baby, mother, father, families and the world December 1, 2009

2 Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby Preparing for birth, establishing nursing in the early weeks, & including dad, sibling/s, & grandparents January 5,2010

3 The Art of Breastfeeding & Avoiding Difficulties: The normal course of breastfeeding, recognizing challenges, caring for yourself, getting support Febrary 2,2010

4 Nutrition and Weaning: Starting solids, family nutrition, extended nursing, approaches to weaning, loving guidance March 2,2010

Maps & Directions:
(entrance is "kitty corner" to the Ampitheater Parking Lot of Murray Park/Parkside Dr. Please note Parkside Dr. is 495E, however, we are still further East 494/498E)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Additional Area Meetings

Enrichment Meetings
At this time, members are encouraged to attend Enrichment Meetings offered by the following groups LLL of Sandy, 2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S.), Sandy, UT. (NE corner of Highland Drive and Newcastle Drive)held the fourth Tuesday of the first three months of our series at 10:00am at Community of Grace Presbyterian Church. Offered to LLL members, Enrichment Meetings are often based on books from the lending library. Please see Sandy website for list of upcoming Enrichment Topics
Extended Nursing
LLL of Salt Lake City, 2131 S. 1100 E. Salt Lake City, UT. Held the second Thursday of each month, 10:15am at the Sprague Public Library. Offered to all mothers and children nursing beyond the first year.
Additional Local Meetings
*Sandy LLL meets the Second Tuesday of each month at 10am (see location above)
*Salt Lake City LLL meets the First and Third Thursday of each month First Thursday @ Sprague Library 10:15am, Third Thursday @ Sweet Library 9th Ave & "F" St., 7pm