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La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Our continuing series of four monthly meetings is based on the information found in THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, published by La Leche League International. Although we begin with a topic such as the benefits of human milk, getting started with breastfeeding, meeting family needs, avoiding breastfeeding problems or starting solid foods, our purpose is to meet the needs of the mothers present. Every question is important.

Membership in La Leche League USA can be obtained from your local La Leche League Group. Membership fees help to support your local Group, LLL USA, and LLL International. The benefits of membership vary from Group to Group. Your membership extends the benefits you gain from LLL, although it is not required in order to receive help by phone or at meetings. Ask your LLL Leader how to receive a free electronic copy of New Beginnings.

Membership can now be purchased online!

Our LLL Group offers copies of THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING for sale at all times. There is also an extensive lending library with books on breastfeeding, childbirth, parenting, and nutrition which you may borrow. Our Group is a distributor for Over the Shoulder Baby Holder baby slings, and there are always a variety of sizes and patterns on hand. LLL of Bloomsburg also coordinates monthly play dates for mothers and their children.

La Leche League of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

LLL of Bloomsburg serves Bloomsburg, Berwick, Mifflinville, Catawissa, Millville and many communities in between. We welcome all women to our meetings, no matter where they live. One of our Leaders can also check for the location of a group more convenient for you.

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

Meeting Information

Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1123 Lightstreet Road, Bloomsburg. Feel free to contact a Leader for further directions. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with announcements and introductions. After about an hour of informal discussion on a breastfeeding topic, time is left for answering additional questions. During the last half hour there is a chance to browse the lending library, talk with other mothers and enjoy light refreshments. You may also speak with a Leader individually at this time. Meetings end around 9:00 p.m.

2014 Meeting Schedule:

Jan 2 The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby
Feb 6 Planning for Baby
Mar 6 The Normal Course of Breastfeeding
Apr 3 Needs as Baby Grows
May 1 Why Breastfeed Your Baby
Jun 5 The Birth of Your Baby and Baby's First Weeks
Jul 3 Breastfeeding: Facts and Fallacies
Aug 7 Why Breastfeed Beyond Three Months?
Sep 4 Breastfeeding: The Healthy Choice
Oct 2 There's a New Baby in Your Life
Nov 6 Becoming a Mother: Changes, Adjustments and Needs
Dec 4 Thoughts on Weaning

Leader Information

La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.

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The La Leche League International mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

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