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!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Buy an annual La Leche League of Lynchburg, VA membership for the newly lowered price of $30 and you will be entered to win the following:
VA Diaper Co: Wet Bag and 10% off Coupon
Sweet Peas Consignment: Gift Certificate
Love Muffin Goods: 10 wipes and a Taggie Blanket
Spring Hill Farms: $25 Gift Certificate
Anna Davis: Gift Certificate toward Doula Services
Sincerely, Liz Photography: Brand New Baby Session (a $250 value)
The drawing will take place at the end of our January monthly meeting. Thank you to our friends at all these amazing local businesses! We expect a few more prize submissions and will be sure to update this list.
Thank you, Jessica Reagan for all of your hard work!
Our meeting is tomorrow, Thursday - you can certainly buy a membership then!
Friday, December 13, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Please come to the Wards Road Chipotle on Monday, December 9 between 4pm - 8pm, tell the cashier your at Chipotle supporting La Leche League, and La Leche League of Lynchburg, VA will receive 50% of the profits. This is a huge deal - please tell your family and friends and come eat delicious Chipotle food on December 9!
If you prefer showing a flyer instead of telling the cashier, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and will email you a pdf. Either show the cashier your smartphone or print it out. Or tell them! Whatever suits you.
Thank you for your support!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
One of the most common concerns new moms experience in breastfeeding is nipple pain. In fact, it's more of a challenge then a concern. So many moms feel desperate to just get their nipple into their newborns mouth, that it's easy to lose focus on encouraging a deep latch. What's happening to cause such pain is the following: in a shallow latch, babe is drawing in mom's nipple and generally crushing the nipple into the top of the hard palate. Ouch!
The first focus of a new breastfeeding mom is encourage babe to take the entire nipple and much of the areola into her babe's mouth. At our meetings and on the phone, we refer moms to google "The Flipple" technique. A brief explanation - By placing your finger on top of your nipple you are guiding your nipple to point upwards. Once babe opens her mouth wide, use your finger to flip your nipple into her mouth. Another way to think of it is this: your nipple is pointed up, above babe's mouth, and once her mouth opens wide, you allow your nipple (and areola) to drop into her mouth.
Another helpful link is found HERE, and is from the llli.org website.
We know that sometimes there is more going on in relation to sore nipples - maybe babe has a weak suck due to tongue tie. But focus first on a really great latch. That has brought many moms relief (and to babes, full bellies.)
Monday, March 18, 2013
Some breastfeeding moms may experience a milk blister - some refer to it as a milk bleb. This is when pores in the nipple become plugged with milk that eventually dries and becomes a blister/bleb near the surface of the skin. These can be quite painful. If you find a white spot on your nipple, follow the suggestions in the link below. The "last resort option" is cited from the latest edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.
At home remedies from Mothering.com, click here.
I hope you find the suggestions helpful! Please join us this Thursday at 10am for the March meeting of La Leche League of Lynchburg for additional breastfeeding support and fellowship with like-minded moms. Grandmas and children are always welcome.