La Leche League of Arizona

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Meeting Information

Breastfeeding moms need good information and encouragement.  In this day and age, breastfeeding can be a lonely experience, or it can become the most profound thing you'll ever do - you decide!  Studies have shown that the satisfaction of many mothers is enhanced by the support they receive at La Leche League meetings.  Our meetings provide a casual place where you and your baby are welcome.  Practical help and up-to-date information are shared, and friendships with other mothers are often formed.   If you are considering breastfeeding or already breastfeeding, La Leche League welcomes you, your nursing baby and your young children to our monthly meetings.

Series Meetings

 
La Leche League meetings cover a rotating series of four topics.   Though meeting titles may vary, these topics and examples of related subject matter are listed below. 
 

#1. Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby

  • What makes breastmilk the superior infant food?
  • How does nursing provide "health insurance" for baby?
  • What are the advantages to mother? other family members?

#2. Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby

  • How does baby get started breastfeeding?
  • How often and how long should baby nurse?
  • What is father's role? other children? grandparents?
  • How do meals and housework get done with a new baby?
  • Is it possible to breastfeed and return to work?

#3. The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties

  • What can be done if mother's milk supply gets low?
  • What if baby seems fussy all the time?
  • How do other parents handle night time waking?
  • Can sore nipples be helped? or prevented?

#4. Nutrition, Starting Solids, and Weaning

  • When and how should baby start solid foods?
  • What are the best foods to feed a baby? a toddler?
  • How can family eating habits be improved?
  • When and how do you wean?

Special Meetings

Our Leaders work to serve the needs of their local communities and the interests of their members. Groups may have special meetings for mothers with nursing toddlers or meetings where dads are welcome that coincide with Series Meetings, or they may hold Enrichment Meetings on special topics.  Additionally, our Areas hold periodic Community Education Workshops to give families an opportunity to connect and expand their breastfeeding knowledge.   Each meeting is unique - watch your our pages for special events near you!