Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies

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

Meetings are held on the third 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.

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.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Breastfeeding is Welcome in Lynchburg!

Ninety percent of mothers discharged from Lynchburg's Virginia Baptist Hospital breastfeed. This tells us that mothers need places to breastfeed where they feel safe and respected. While there are many places in Lynchburg that are breastfeeding friendly, Amazement Square and Market at Main, both quickly come to mind, sometimes mothers feel iffy. Many of us know that we have the law on our side, with Virginia's newly passed legislation protecting the right of mother's to breastfeed in public. But sometimes, to some moms, that knowledge isn't enough. And we want to know specifically that breastfeeding is welcome and even promoted.

La Leche League is really excited that there is currently a campaign based in Lynchburg called "Breastfeeding Welcome Here." It is funded by the Virginia Health Department and Live Healthy Lynchburg. Mothers, many associated with The Motherhood Collective, are distributing blue and white stickers that businesses place on their windows or doors. These stickers let mothers know that they can in fact breastfeed and feel comfortable in doing so.

Let us support these businesses that support mothers and families!