Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies


All expectant, new, and experienced mothers and children are invited to attend.

Meetings are held on the third THURSDAY

of each month

10:00 AM at First Christian Church

on Rivermont Avenue.

Park in the back. The meeting is on the 3rd floor.

Come join us for mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and friendship. See you there!

Meeting Place

Meeting Place
Park in the back lot and go through these doors.

Meeting Room

Meeting Room
We meet on the 3rd floor, on the right.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Infant Feeding Cues

This week the New York Times posted on their website an interesting article regarding infant feeding.  Obesity in children is on the rise.  While the rate of obesity in children under two has not risen since 1999, the author reminds us that it is most important to pay attention to infants’ signals in relation to breast milk, breast milk substitute and food.  When we feed our babies when they are hungry and end feeding sessions when our babies indicate they are finished, we are teaching our children to respond to their own hunger and satiety cues.  Babes then learn to listen to what their bodies are “telling” them which likely leads to healthier lifestyles as they grow into childhood, young adulthood, and beyond.

So what are these cues we as mothers, fathers and child care takers look for in a baby?  Hunger signals include rooting, putting hand towards the mouth, and sucking movements.  Satiety signals include allowing the breast (or bottle) to drop away from the mouth, spitting out breast or bottle, turning head away, and closing the mouth.  Your child may have his or her own distinct hunger and satiety cues that you pick up with observation. 

Do you have any questions or want to learn more about babe's eating cues and breastfeeding?  Come join us this Friday, December 16, at 10 am! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to LLL of Lynchburg's blogspot!  We're happy you found this page and we hope you can attend one of our monthly meetings.  The major focus of the meetings is to answer questions from moms.  A typical meeting begins with the introduction of the moms and our babes (and any older children), then moms who are encountering challenges take turns describing their issue or situations.  Moms, including the Leaders, make suggestions, or sometimes just provide a sympathetic ear.

The discussions may cover topics including the advantages of breastfeeding, babies' first days at home, proper positioning, avoiding difficulties, working and breastfeeding, nutrition, and weaning.  Come for the information and stay for the company!  Children are always welcome.

If you are unable to make a meeting, or you're in need of immediate assistance, please contact our La Leche League International accredited Leaders.  Both Catherine and Lisa offer a wealth of experience in helping moms through breastfeeding challenges.  Their contact information is listed at the top of this page.  There is no charge for contacting the Leaders via phone or email.  Meetings are also always free, although moms are welcome to join LLL of Lynchburg as members.

Please check back here periodically for the most recent breastfeeding news and upcoming fun events.