Live, Love, Latch! potluck picnic

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La Leche League of Madison Area Chapter
and
Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin

are co-hosting a family potluck picnic for World Breastfeeding Week!

August 5th, 2018, 3-6pm, at McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg, WI

Dream Park playground, Splash Pad, Shelter with picnic tables.
Disposable tableware provided.
Bring your family, a dish to pass and your own beverages for an evening of fun!

Live, Love, Latch! events are designed to not only celebrate breastfeeding, but to also highlight community support. All in attendance at a Live, Love, Latch! event will be counted as participants, who declare their support of breastfeeding in their local community and beyond.

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Wisconsin area La Leche League groups

Are you looking for a La Leche League group in the Wisconsin area outside of Madison/Dane County?  

La Leche League of Wisconsin has a map and listing of all active Wisconsin La Leche League groups.  Click here for the map.  Each pinpoint has contact information for each group when you click it.

Groups in Wisconsin

Groups in Wisconsin

If you are still unable to find the information you are looking for, please feel free to call our Madison Area Helpline at (608)616-9978 or you can email Deb at lllofwi.acc@gmail.com

 

Membership and donations

La Leche League monthly gatherings and assistance via our phone line or e-mail are always FREE. Membership to LLL of Madison is available and a wonderful way to support the work of our volunteer Leaders.

Some of the benefits of membership include:.

  • Access to monthly group gatherings, group library, and telephone help at (608) 616-9978.
  • Local online support through the Madison LLL moms’ Facebook page. Share your experiences and challenges with other local breastfeeding moms and receive support from Leaders online.  Include your email address with the renewal notice to receive an invitation to join.
  • Meeting new people in your community and gaining self-confidence as you learn from other mothers.
  • Providing funds for the phone line, pamphlets and information sheets, postage, and continuing education for Leaders.
  • Ensuring that LLL continues to exist now and for future breastfeeding families!

A one year membership is $25.00.   For an additional $15.00 ($40.00 total), a copy of the newest edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding  is added.

The benefits of breastfeeding are, of course, priceless! Your membership or donation will help mothers in Wisconsin and all over the world who want to breastfeed!

Your membership check, or tax-deductible donation to LLL of Madison can be mailed to:

LLL of Madison

c/o Heather Reekie, Treasurer

706 Ariel Lane

Verona, WI 53593

By joining as a member locally, a portion of the membership helps to support the local La Leche League Madison Area Chapter.

NEW! You can now join or donate online via Paypal.  There is now a Paypal button on the top of the right-hand sidebar.

Thinking about becoming a La Leche League Leader?

Have you enjoyed your breastfeeding experience and want to help mothers breastfeed?

Are you proud of a breastfeeding challenge you have overcome and want to help other mothers overcome theirs?

Are you interested in finding a volunteer position that fits into the life of a busy mother while building real life skills for using within your family or future job applications?

If you think you might be interested, read more here on the LLL International website about becoming a La Leche League Leader.

If you have questions, contact a local Leader to further discussion on whether becoming a LLL Leader is right for you.

LLL is an international, educational, non-sectarian, non-discriminatory service organization with a strict policy of not mixing causes. We have that policy in order to offer breastfeeding help to mothers with a variety of personal beliefs.

Why La Leche League?

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We should have learned breastfeeding as we grew up watching our sisters, mothers, and neighbors, all of whom nursed their own children.  In our bottle-feeding culture, La Leche League may be the next best thing.  At monthly meetings…

You can look.  No two people at a meeting will have the same parenting style.  You’ll see things that might work for you and things that wouldn’t.  Try what you like and leave the rest.

You can listen.  Some women just want to sit and listen when they come. No one will pressure you to talk if you don’t want to.

You can ask questions.  Is this a normal breastmilk diaper?  How can I get my baby to sleep?  Where can I find a good bra? How will I cope with critics?  What do I do with a crying baby?

You can find a playgroup.  Playgroups are for mothers, not children, and finding a group of women who are raising their babies the way you are can make your job much easier.  The playgroup friendships that start at a La Leche League meeting often last long after the children are grown.

You can find other resources.  Looking for books?  The name of a breastfeeding helper in your sister-in-law’s hometown?  Information on jaundice or increasing a milk supply?  Breastfeeding literature in Korean?  La Leche League is a great place to start.

You can talk to someone any time.  La Leche League’s breastfeeding counselors are just a phone call away, any time you need to talk.

You can”get out” with your baby.  The meetings are designed with babies in mind.  They’re informal, there are toys for toddlers and snacks for everyone, and no one will mind if you nurse, change a diaper, soothe a fretful baby, come late, or leave early.  It feels good to get out of the house with your baby.  What better place to come?

You can complain.  No relationship is all roses.  Sometimes it helps to complain among people who have “been there”.  You can do it at a La Leche League meeting.  Whatever you’re going through, someone there will have had something similar.

You can help someone else.  When you come to a La Leche League meeting,you don’t just learn from other women; other women have a chance to learn from you.  You become part of the pattern of ripples that began at the first La Leche League meeting in 1956.  Those ripples have spread around the world and are still felt at all the mother-to-mother get-togethers that are the heart of La Leche League.

from an article written by Diane Weissinger,MS, IBCLC.  http://www.normalfed.com