Breastfeeding Information and Help

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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.

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).

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