Our 2020 schedule:
Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies
All expectant, new, and experienced breastfeeding parents and children are invited to attend.
Meetings are held on the first WEDNESDAY
of each month
10:00 AM at First Christian Church
on Rivermont Avenue.
Park in the back. The meeting is on the 3rd floor.
LLL USA Mission Statement:
La Leche League USA helps parents, families, and communities to breastfeed, chestfeed, and human milk feed their babies through parent-to-parent support. LLL USA encourages, informs, educates, supports, and promotes the use of human milk and the intimate relationship and development that comes from nursing a child for as long as mutually desired.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Our 2020 schedule:
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
July 31 - Topic: Nursing in Public
Aug 17 - MILKAPALOOZA - at VBH (10-2)
Sep 4 - Topic: Unexpected Breastfeeding Bonuses
Oct 2 - Topic: Newborn Necessities
Nov 6 - Topic: Sweet Sleep
Dec 4 - Topic: Healthy Holiday Eating
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Thursday, February 1, 2018
We enjoyed Thursdays, but Baby Cafe at Virginia Baptist Hospital meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-12. The lactation consultants there do an excellent (and free) job with the new parents that attend. LLL of Lynchburg hopes that these breastfeeding parents (any breastfeeding parents!) attend LLL monthly meetings in addition to Baby Cafe and/or once they feel they no longer need Baby Cafe.
I also want to stress that breastfeeding mothers that want to attend meetings don’t actually need a breastfeeding problem in order to attend! Come and socialize among other breastfeeding parents! We certainly provide support and help troubleshoot, but we are also a friendly group where you can come hang and meet one another and one another’s children.
We will continue to meet at the very welcoming First Christian Church on Rivermont Ave, close to Virginia Baptist Hospital. (Note that LLL is completely non-sectarian - First Christian allows us to meet in their very comfortable room.) Rivermont Ave is served by Lynchburg city bus line, otherwise park in the back. We gather on the third floor towards the right. The meetings are led by me (Terese) and Sarah. Please note, we follow Lynchburg city school closings regarding bad weather. If schools are closed or delayed, that month’s LLL meeting is also cancelled. Pregnant moms-to-be and children are always welcome to attend our meetings. And there is never any charge to attend.
I hope to see you in February!
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
We generally run our meetings like baby cafes. One of the Leaders will start the meeting by introducing themselves and sharing how many children they have and their ages. The Leader also notes that every mom is the expert on her family. Take home the ideas she finds helpful, and ignore the rest. Then we open up the floor to questions and concerns anyone is having. We like moms to share their own problem solving experiences, or their support if that is what's needed instead of suggestions for solutions. If LLL philosophy isn't included, a Leader will add further thought before moving on to the next mom.
Depending on how many moms are present, and whether they are brand-new to LLL or experienced, the discussions will change meeting to meeting. But we generally get lots of discussion regarding supply, sore nipples, sleeping through the night, eating solids, and weaning.
Our main goal is to support the moms that seek us out for our suggestions and our support. That's it. There's no "type" of mom, or parent, for that matter that fits a LLL mold. We're single, we're married, we work, we stay at home, we're straight, we're gay, we have lots of money and we also live frugally. And we breastfeed. (Or are pregnant and very interested!) Come as you are and bring your children. See you in July!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Please note our updated contact information, and meeting dates. We always meet the third Thursday of every month at First Christian Church on Rivermont Ave. LLL is unaffiliated with any religious organizations, although we are grateful to First Christian for generously allowing us to use their space. As such, all are welcome! Bring your children and your desire to learn about breastfeeding. There is ample parking at the church, and the church area is served by the bus line.
Our January gathering is tomorrow! Please come!