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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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Baby Arrives: Meeting 2

LLL of Murray met for the 5th time May 5, 2009. We had 13 moms: 3 leaders, 4 expecting moms, 2 moms new to LLL. We also had 15 kiddos, 3 babies, 6 tots & 6 kiddos 3+. Jaclyn led the meeting today and did an awesome job.

The meeting began with a LONG list of housekeeping, followed by introductions and the question "What is your favorite 'go-to' meal? (Either to make or to bring home)" In the true spirit of Cinco de Mayo, many moms answered in the form of various types of Mexican food, and still others followed the general theme of various ethnic foods, like Indian food, Korean curries, etc. Some have specific dietary restrictions due to nursing or dietary choices and this formed their answers with NEW dishes they are finding to be wonderful.

Jaclyn prepared a series of questions for the group which lead to discussions about those who supported us through pregnancy, roles of grandparents, extended family, even neighbors and friends in those early days with baby, specifically with regards to nursing, ways we did or are preparing for a baby coming into the family, who had the most difficult adjustment when baby came, and a few questions with regards to the roles and ways to be sure that older siblings are made to feel special when a new baby comes into the family.

The discussion was awesome. So many moms had great suggestions for other moms, those who have traveled the road of being moms of "only children" and creating "older siblings," those who have dealt with reactions and responses of non-supportive family and friends either of early breastfeeding or extended nursing, thoughts on baby wearing, co-sleeping, diet options, dealing with guests but avoiding "playing hostess" when people come to see a new baby, etc.

Thanks to all the great moms who are making our group a wonderful place to be! Don't forget, if you're interested in what a La Leche League leader does to become a leader, or think this is something you might be interested in doing yourself, feel free to join us next Tuesday at noon, same location as always, for an "interested moms" meeting. RSVP to if you're planning to attend. Looking forward to meeting with everyone.

Big Announcement!!!!!

La Leche League of Murray would like to announce two new leaders!!!

Liz & Jaclyn.

Our three Murray leaders bring with them 3 toddlers (2 girls, 1 boy), and 3 bellies. . .Babies all due Mid-June to Mid-August (2 more girls, 1 more boy). As the lone leader of the Murray group for the past 4 months, I am so excited about the fresh approach and new knowledge my co-leaders will bring to our budding group in Murray.

Congratulations Jaclyn & Liz!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Importance of Breastfeeding

Better late than never. As the Murray LLL group approaches her 5th series meeting, I'd like to give an update on our last meeting (which rounded out a complete set of series meetings for the Murray group).

We had 11 moms at our April meeting. 3 were new to the Murray group (2 new to LLL, 1 being a SLC group regular), 1 infant, 6 tots, and 5 expectant moms (with 6 babies on the way) and since our meeting, we are happy to report that twin girls have come into the world!

Our opening question was with regards to favorite springtime activies (the weather was lovely the day of our April meeting, though it's fluctuated since) and things to look forward to (especially for mamas who will be facing a first summer with baby or a first summer with a toddler who can really enjoy the outdoors).

We listed together benefits of breastfeeding, among which were safety, sterility, perfect food, easily transported, abundant, and also went into many emotional, psychological and physiological benefits for both mommy and baby. And the discussion followed into the people or reasons which made each of us explore breastfeeding, stick with it and for some of us, even continue on to enjoy the breastfeeding relationship for much longer than we'd planned or anticipated for ourselves.

Books which were highlighted for this meeting were The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (LLL) and The Breastfeeding Book (Martha Sears).

We are excited to announce that our library has grown significantly over the past month and we will have several books to offer member mothers for check out and perusal beginning with our May meeting (This Tuesday).