Breastfeeding Information and Help

Contact Murray La Leche League Leaders
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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.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Arrival

LLL of Murray Leader, Jaclyn, announces the arrival of Baby Girl #2!!! Congrats Jaclyn. We can't wait to meet your new little one at our July meeting.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties

June 2nd La Leche League of Murray held her sixth meeting. Our group has had great showing of at least eight moms at each meeting. During this meeting we had 2 leaders (a third home waiting on baby), 3 moms new to LLL, 2 with preterm babies who are NICU graduates, one expecting baby #1, and 3 returning moms. We had 2 older children, 3 tots and 3 infants and 3 babies on the way. We had to meet in our "toddler room" this time around as the normal meeting space was "under construction." A little tight, a little warm, but adequate for our group.

This was Liz's first meeting to lead and she did an awesome job. We started with the question, "What advice would you give to friends about to have her first baby, regarding breastfeeding?" Answers ranged from "it's natural but doesn't come naturally!" to "learn to breastfeed laying down" and "Understand hospital policies with regards to keeping baby close and giving of artificial nipples, etc."

Our discussion surrounded Topic 3 in our Series Meeting selection. Liz had us each take one or two strips of paper with various "problems" or "difficulties" encountered through the normal course of breastfeeding and we discussed whether what was stated should be of concern or considered "normal behavior."

"My toddler is nursing like a newborn." "I feel like I'm not making enough milk, my six week old is hungry all the time." "I feel no desire for intimacy." All of the aforementioned came under the "normal behavior" section. We discussed in length about changes in desire for intimacy as well as behavoirs of nursing babies/tots at various stages based on what they may or may not be going through. Other things discussed were a baby's avoidance of solids, and then of course questions of personal nature with regards to pumping, bottles and nursing, etc. Some of the information was new, particularly to first time moms of newborns or expecting moms, and it was a wonderful discussion for all of us with regards to just getting to know our own baby's behaviors and being in tune with our own children, realizing the "normal course of breastfeeding" is different for every nursing pair.

Haley is our new librarian and did a great job getting our books ready for check out. So, for those who are members, realize that we now have a nice set of library books, in large part donated to us by the LLL of Sandy group in recent months. We also have several issues of "New Beginnings" available for mother's interested in reading articles in this LLL bi-monthly publication.

Please also be aware that the Breastfeeding Cafe is coming to the Downtown Library for the month of August and we are looking for volunteers to take shifts in two hour intervals. . . you would be involved with the public, answering questions, handing out information, etc.