Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Our facebook group

We have a  private facebook group   which is open to those who are interested in breastfeeding  and La Leche League.   It gives us a chance to chat a bit inbetween meetings and get to know each other.  We usually  remind you of when meetings are and let you know if there are any changes
While the leaders of the group do try and  answer any questions quickly,  we are not always on facebook!  If your question is urgent you can  ring the helpline  0345 120 2918.    We are all volunteers answering the phone in our own home so do be patient,  you will get through eventually.  You might prefer to ask a leader by  a message so  your question is dealt with in private. 
Only leaders represent La Leche League,  you  may read all sorts of different ideas; every family is different,  just  try the ideas that sound as they might work for you.
We do not accept adverts but if you come across something you think other members might be interested in do share.   And  it is ok to ask questions  such as 'does anyone know of a baby swimming class on a tuesday', 'do you know a good place to get nursing bras in Bedford.'
Let one of the leaders know you want to join the group or look out for Friends of LLL Bedford and Luton [new group] on facebook and ask

2012 meetings in Flitwick at the Rufus centre

Meetings for the rest of the year in the Stocksfield Room at the Rufus Centre Flitwick directions here . There is good parking. Sometimes if there is an event we have to park a bit further away, but there is parking round the back of the building that not many people know about!

These are all on Wednesdays 10 - 12.30. We start off with a drink and a chat to get to know each other and catch up with news for about half an hour, then our meeting lasts for an hour and a half or so, giving us time to chat afterwards and browse the library. This is a public room so we do have to be out on time, but don’t worry if you are late, we understand that babies can make getting anywhere on time difficult, a warm welcome awaits you.   
Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. Mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Being in touch with La Leche League can give you the network of support you need. Babies and their big brothers and sisters are always welcome.

We try and tailor the content of the meeting to the needs of the mothers who come; we have a rolling series of meetings covering everything from deciding to breastfeed, through pregnancy, birth, family life, and on to introducing solids and breastfeeding ending; the discussion titles are only a starting point. We look forward to you raising any burning issues you might have

Wed 8 Feb

Wed 14 march

Wed 18 apr

Wed 16 may

Wed 20 june

Wed 18 july
August -  picnic date and location to be confirmed

Wed 12 sept

Wed 10 oct

Wed 14 nov

Wed 12 dec