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Saturday, July 18, 2015

LLL Nursing Portrait Fundraiser, BBQ, and Raffle

It's time for our 6th annual nursing portrait fundraiser! Book now to support La Leche League of South Valley and La Leche League of Utah. Creative Cause Photography is a professional photography company specializing in fundraising projects, LLL of South Valley is honored to have their support!

On August 2nd from 5pm to 9pm we'll be having a family friendly BBQ and photo fundraiser at Murray Park (296 E Murray Park Ave, Murray, UT 84107) between the white gazebo and the playground. Enter through State St, head East, the gazebo is on North side of street. Look for the LLL sign.

You can have nursing portraits, family photos, maternity, or even just your kids! Aren't interested in photos? No problem just come for the BBQ anytime between 5pm and 9pm to hang out with other families in our La Leche League Community. LLL of South Valley will supply treats. If you and your family want to have dinner at the park bring some food to BBQ and we'll make sure there is a grill available. 

To book your $35 session and for more information go to http://www.creativecausephotography.com/p/la-leche-league-of-utah.html. Although you are welcome to choose any available day, LLL of South Valley will receive funds only from sessions done on August 2nd. As a nonprofit this annual fundraiser is one way we have been able to raise enough funds to stay operating in our community.
All families who book a photo shoot on August 2nd will be entered into our raffle. Two prizes will be given away to two different families: a national best selling book, "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding," and a free CD, valued at $150, of your entire shoot, unedited and printable in 4x6 only from Creative Cause Photography.

If the fundraiser on your scheduled day has more than 10 participants, every participant receives 2 additional images with their order, so spread the word!
Thank you to all the wonderful families who support LLL of South Valley, without you we are nothing!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Exciting Changes for 2015!

Happy 2015 Breastfeeding moms. We are excited to announce some big changes for LLL of Sandy!
We have a new name, a new meeting location, and a new email address! La Leche League of Sandy has been changed to La Leche League of South Valley.  Our new meeting location is South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 Highland Dr (2000 East) in Cottonwood Heights. Meetings in the new location will begin with the new year, Tuesday January 13th at 10am being the first meeting date. Our new email address is lllofsouthvalley@gmail.com, please add it to your contacts so that you are sure to still receive our monthly newsletter. Since we will no longer be in Sandy, but nearby, we feel the name change reflects our goal of wanting to serve the entire South end of the valley regardless of where our meetings occur. This new name has no relation to the new location also named "South Valley". As always, LLL is not affiliated with any church or other organization. We are looking forward to meeting in this new location for the following reasons:


  • We will meet in the basement where there are two adjoining rooms, the second room being the nursery where children can play freely with toys and items as we meet.
  • There is an outdoor space with tables and a playground we plan to use in nice weather
  • Parking and access is much simpler with plenty of spaces available directly outside the building
  • For our leaders, this location allows us to store our library and materials, making it easier for us to provide these services to you
  • The new location is easily accessible via I-215 and is right off the 2000 East exit making it easier for people coming from different areas of town.


Please feel free to e-mail us with concerns or if more clarification is needed concerning the new changes. We are looking forward to seeing you all there in the New Year!
                                                                                                                                                           

Monday, March 17, 2014

Calling all breastfeeding supporters (or those who just like pizza)! La Leche League of Sandy is having a fundraiser!

When: Monday April 14th through Thursday April 17th.

Where:  This will be held at The Pizza Pie Cafe, located at 751 Fort Union Blvd, in Midvale.

How: For every person who eats at The Pizza Pie Cafe for our fundraiser between the 14th and 17th, the restaurant will give 25% of your total bill to our group!! Simply go to the pizza pie cafe, enjoy a tasty meal, then when the bill is brought present the fundraiser card (or mention that you're there for LLL of Sandy), which states our group's name and the date the fundraiser ends. We can get you this card one of two ways: come to the next La Leche League of Sandy meeting and we can give you as many cards as you'd like (for family and friends too!), or via e-mail for you to print off and present at the restaurant. If you forget your card, don't worry,  mention La Leche League of Sandy, they will print one at the restaurant and have you fill in the information.

Why: We want to raise funds for our group so we can continue to purchase much-needed inventory, add more books to our group library, and give our leader(s) the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest research concerning breastfeeding!


Extra bonus! Because we are a non-profit organization, your entire meal will be tax-free!!

For anyone who is interested in getting to know the families of La Leche League of Sandy better, we are planning on getting together Wednesday April 16th  at the Pizza Pie for a casual meet-the-families night at 6pm. And please feel free to tell friends and family who support breastfeeding or just like pizza about our upcoming fundraiser. So, mark your calendars and plan for a night off of cooking dinner in favor of pizza and La Leche League!

BIG thanks to our member, Heather, for putting together this fundraiser.

WarmLLLy, 

La Leche League of Sandy


Monday, July 22, 2013

Come celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and the start of the Breastfeeding Café with us at Family Fun Night, Friday August 2nd at Liberty Park (north east side) from 6-8pm.  Feel free to bring a snack or picnic dinner and blankets to sit on!  We’ll have face painting, a bike parade for the kids, as well as a chance to enjoy a sneak peek at this year’s silent auction list, and a glance of the events calendar!   

Join us on August 3rd from 9am-1pm at Draper Park (near the northwest playground) for the second annual Sandy Mini Café, put on by the Salt Lake City Breastfeeding Café and La Leche League of Sandy.  You don't need to be breastfeeding to join in the festivities, just a supporter of breastfeeding!  Join us for:
The Big Latch On*, a world record breaking event
Breastfeeding Support and Information
Giveaways
Womanly Art of Breastfeeding Raffle
Lots of Fun!

*The Big Latch On will be held from 10:30-10:31am.  Please come at 10am to get registered and settled.  In order to participate in the Big Latch On you will need to have a nursling along with you.  Also, please bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

For more information on The Big Latch On visit their website BigLatchOn.org.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Milk Ejection Reflex and Negative Emotions. What is going on?

You sit down to nurse. You're tired and looking forward to relaxing with your squishy new baby snuggled comfortably against your chest. You can't wait to hear those reassuring sounds as he sucks, swallows, and breathes.

You're ready.

Ready to soak up the warm touch of your baby's smooth skin, to stroke his back gently with one hand while supporting him with the other. You're ready to feel his tummy move in and out against yours as you enjoy the surge of oxytcin that will pulse through your veins telling your breasts it's time to nurture your baby.

You have your water, your snack, and a good book. Baby latches on, you lean back, you relax, and take a deep breath as you comfortably melt into your couch, but as you exhale you feel like something is not right; maybe you feel homesick, or even helpless. You don't know why or where this is coming from. These negative feelings, that can range from severe to mild, envelope you tightly as you struggle to understand how they could take up residence deep in the pit of your stomach while doing something you enjoy so much.

Breastfeeding.

Baby begins gulping and you know your milk has let-down. A minute passes and everything feels right again. In fact you may even forget about these feelings but next time you sit down to nurse or even if your milk let-down occurs without a nursling at the breast you are reminded, yet again, of these passing emotions that you struggle to understand.

If this sounds familiar to you than you might have Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex or D-MER.

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As a new mother with my first baby, a boy, the description above is my experience. After several months the symptoms improved greatly and pretty much disappeared as we nursed into toddler-hood. By the time I was pregnant with my second baby I had forgotten completely about these poorly understood emotions. Then she was born and the uncomfortable feelings were knocking at my breastfeeding door again.

Despite laying in my own bed or sitting on my own couch, every time I placed my brand new baby girl to the breast I felt homesick. It would fill me up with a mild sense of doom I just couldn't shake. The feelings were brief so I accepted them and moved on. I began to expect these feelings just as much as I expected to see my baby start gulping. I knew they would visit just before I felt the familiar sensation of a milk release (note: not all women feel a milk ejection reflex) and expected them to leave within a minute or less. These unexplained, poorly understood feelings were consistent and predictable. In fact, they were so predictable, even when baby wasn't at the breast, I could tell if I was going to have a let-down because I would suddenly feel that all too frequent "ickiness" that started in the pit of my stomach and consumed my body like a virus.

Just as they slowly left me with my first baby they faded with my second. It wasn't until one of the breastfeeding facebook pages I "like" posted an article about D-MER did I know that what I was experiencing had a name, or even that it existed beyond my own experience. It was my "aha moment!" A physiological reaction to a drop in dopamine!

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So what is Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex?

According to Kellymom.com "'Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex is a condition affecting lactating women that is characterized by an abrupt dysphoria, or negative emotions, that occur just before milk release and continuing not more than a few minutes.' This is a physiological response (not a psychological response) that appears to be tied to a sudden decrease in the brain chemical dopamine immediately before milk let-down."

For more information read this article by Alia Macrina Heise, from Breastfeeding Today, Issue 4 (November 2010), pp. 18-20.
D-MER (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex): What is it?

~ Meghan  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Saying Goodbye

Le Leche League of Sandy is sad to announce that Renee and Rocio are officially retired as La Leche League Leaders. Everything they have done for La Leche League is and will always be appreciated. I am sad to see them go, a bit nervous to carry on, but excited for the future of La Leche League of Sandy. Change, although scary, is necessary. I know our community of breastfeeding moms will continue to support me, and I will continue to support you as we experience this change together!!

In light of LLL of Sandy losing two wonderful Leaders to retirement, enrichment meetings are not currently being held as I find my footing during this change. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Milk Donation

Curious about milk donation?  Check out the Salt Lake Mothers' Milk Donation Center.  Like them on Facebook. There is currently a breast milk shortage which you can read about in this article.  If you have any further questions contact the donation center at milkdonation@utha.edu.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Foods I Should Avoid?


One of the LLLI philosophy concepts states, "Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible." Thus, in general, no food is excluded from the list of foods a breastfeeding mother should eat. Obviously, it is best to make sure the foods you eat are fresh and healthy. The concept of variety is important, because by eating a number of foods, you can be sure to obtain different nutrients and do not eat too much of any one food.
Every culture has lists of foods that are "good" and "bad" for breastfeeding mothers. It happens very often that foods believed to be good in one culture are considered bad in others! In Italy, mothers are often told not to eat garlic, cauliflower, lentils and red peppers. In India most mothers eat all these things and breastfeed very happily. Actually, in parts of India they believe that garlic helps a mother to breastfeed successfully!
Generally, anything you are happy eating is okay for you to eat while you are breastfeeding. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. If you have a family medical history of allergy, it is worth being careful about your diet and avoiding known allergens during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you notice that your baby reacts badly after you have eaten something, it may be best to leave that food out of your diet for a while. There is an excellent article on our Web site called " Allergies and the Breastfeeding Family,"   which may help you if you are worried about allergies.
See also myths 12 and 21 in the article "Common Breastfeeding Myths"  for more information about what a breastfeeding mother needs to eat, and our resource page on Breastfeeding and Allergies.

To read this article and many more frequently asked questions breastfeeding visit http://www.llli.org/faq/.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mini Café Fun

Thanks to all who came and enjoyed our Mini Café and participated in the Big Latch On!  We had a lovely group of ladies, three supportive Dads and many children all enjoying a beautiful day at the park!



Thank you all and we hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mini Café & The Big Latch On

Mark your calendars!  


In conjunction with the 7th annual Breastfeeding CaféLa Leche League of Sandy is putting on our own Mini Café and will be hosting The Big Latch On.  
LLL of Sandy Mini Café 
Saturday, August 4, 2012
9am to 1pm
Lone Peak Park 
10140 South 700 East in Sandy
We will have a silent auction for a SleepyWrap, Portrait Session from Landslide Photography & more.  
Giveaways will include a copy of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and more!
Let's break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously!

Registration for The Big Latch On is at 10am
The Official ONE minute event will be from 10:30-10:31am
Please arrive at 10am in order to register and settle before the event begins.


If you have any questions please contact 
Renee at reneeyeoman@gmail.com or by text at 801-201-2165.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Breastfeeding Café Events

Don't miss this years café blog.  Today's post, wordless Wednesday, features beautiful breastfeeding photos from mothers like you.  http://breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com/today/

Also, the café kickoff will be held next week.
And, of course, don't miss LLL of Sandy's own Mini Café coming up on August 4th!

If you haven't volunteered for the Breastfeeding Café yet, email Renee at reneeyeoman@gmail.com to get involved!  Keep an eye on the café website for more information http://breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com/.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Big Latch On

Are you familiar with the Big Latch On? It is groups of breastfeeding woman coming together at registered locations all around the world to latch their child at a set time.  All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by witnesses.  The numbers are added up and we see if we beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record!  Join LLL of Sandy for this event at our Mini Café on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:30am.  Please arrive at 10:00am to get registered and settled for the one minute event from 10:30am-10:31am.

Would you like to help with this event?  Email Renee at reneeyeoman@gmail.com.



Friday, July 6, 2012

Join us for a Mini Café

Join us in celebrating a World Breastfeeding Week celebration in conjunction with The Breastfeeding Café.  La Leche League of Sandy will be holding a Mini Café on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 9am-1pm.  Join us for The Big Latch On, fun give-aways including a Moby Wrap, and more!
Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

2012 Breastfeeding Café

Have you heard about the Breastfeeding Café?  Wondering what it's all about?  Read this excerpt from the Breastfeeding Café website.  For more information visit http://breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com/.  To volunteer to help at the café email Renee at reneeyeoman@gmail.com.

The Breastfeeding Cafe is an outreach project of the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition.  Our goals are to…
1. Show that breastfeeding is normal
2. Inspire thought and conversation about breastfeeding
3. Encourage relationships among breastfeeding advocates
The Breastfeeding Cafe grew from the needs of nursing mothers, including local mom Susan Johnson who wished for a welcoming spirit and place while nursing her own daughter in the 90s.  A Utah Breastfeeding Coalition member, La Leche League Leader and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Susan envisioned a gathering place in which nursing mothers and their children would be welcomed in the community.
An annual Coalition event, The Breastfeeding Cafe is possible thanks to the generosity and nurturing spirit of volunteers from all over the valley.   Together with our sponsors and visitors we look forward to a time when every day is one of acceptance for nursing families.
Thank you for celebrating the everyday importance of breastfeeding!

July Newsletter


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

Memberships: 
Support your local group and help us keep supporting you! When you purchase your membership to La Leche League of Sandy you'll receive access to our lending library and discounts on other items (see announcements below). You also help make sure that LLL of Sandy can stay operating. We are a non-profit organization and money goes to group expenses so that we may continue to help moms with breastfeeding. 
Support our Group by becoming a member of LLLUSA and LLL of Sandy! Membership is $40 per year and supports continuing education for Leaders and ensures that LLL of Sandy continues to exist to support mothers and babies. Please give back to our group. You can purchase a membership on-line via pay pal at http://dev.lllusa.org/UT/Utah.html. Make sure to put our group name (Sandy) in the box.  You can also pay by check/cash to any Leader.

Announcements:

**Enrichment Meetings are now open to everyone** We are excited to open our Enrichment Meetings up to all women who are interested! So come and enjoy more La Leche League of Sandy! Enrichment Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the first month of each series (see meeting schedule below) at 10:00am at Community of Grace Presbyterian Church2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S). 

Need a baby carrier? Know someone else who needs a baby carrier? Become a member for one year (or renew your membership) for $40 and get our last Maya Tai baby carrier for only $40. That's $40 for a membership and only $40 for a new baby carrier! You will not find a brand new Maya Tai baby carrier for less! (http://www.mayawrap.com/shop/maya-tie.html)Memberships are tax deductible. 
La leche League of Sandy is having a used book sale! Come to our meeting this Tuesday and browse our selection of books, all things mothering. Each book is just $4 and with our large selection available you are bound to find a book just right for you and your family. 

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, purchase this National Best-seller for yourself, purchase it for a gift, purchase it for a discount if you are a member of LLL of Sandy! $10 for members or with a new membership or $20 without membership. 

Follow us on Facebook.
 You can post questions directly to our Facebook page, keep up to date on our meeting schedules and topics, and read comments/questions posted from mothers just like you!
 

What goes on at a 
meeting?
 

Have you seen our blog?
 LLL of Sandy has a blog You can visit to find Leader phone numbers, membership information, and all about the different meetings LLL of Sandy has to offer.

Meeting Schedule:
All interested women, mothers, mothers-to-be, babies, and children are welcome at our meetings! Series Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 AM. Enrichment Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the first month of each series at 10:00 AM.

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Series Meeting 3: The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties
Tuesday July 10 at 10:00 AM
2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S.) 
Sandy, Utah 
(NE corner of Highland Drive and Newcastle Drive)

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Series Meeting 4: Nutrition and Weaning
Tuesday August 14 at 10:00 AM
2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S.) 
Sandy, Utah 
(NE corner of Highland Drive and Newcastle Drive)

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Series Meeting 1: The Importance of Breastfeeding
Tuesday September 11 at 10:00 AM
2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S.) 
Sandy, Utah 
(NE corner of Highland Drive and Newcastle Drive)
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Thank you for supporting our community of nursing mothers! See you Soon!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Newsletter


Memberships: 
Support your local group and help us keep supporting you! When you purchase your membership to La Leche League of Sandy you'll receive access to our lending library and discounts on other items (see announcements below). You also help make sure that LLL of Sandy can stay operating. We are a non-profit organization and money goes to group expenses so that we may continue to help moms with breastfeeding. 
Support our Group by becoming a member of LLLUSA and LLL of Sandy! Membership is $40 per year and supports continuing education for Leaders and ensures that LLL of Sandy continues to exist to support mothers and babies. Please give back to our group. You can purchase a membership on-line via pay pal at http://dev.lllusa.org/UT/Utah.html. Make sure to put our group name (Sandy) in the box.  You can also pay by check/cash to any Leader.

Announcements:
*****Location Changed for June's Meeting.***** Come enjoy the warm weather with us at Willowcreek Park (8400 S 2000 E) on June 12th. There is a lot of shade for sitting and a lot of room for running around! This change is only for the meeting scheduled on June 12th. 

**Enrichment Meetings are now open to everyone** We are excited to open our Enrichment Meetings up to all women who are interested! So come and enjoy more La Leche League of Sandy! Enrichment Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the first month of each series (see meeting schedule below) at 10:00am at Community of Grace Presbyterian Church2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S). 

Need a baby carrier? Know someone else who needs a baby carrier? Become a member for one year (or renew your membership) for $40 and get our last Maya Tai baby carrier for only $40. That's $40 for a membership and only $40 for a new baby carrier! You will not find a brand new Maya Tai baby carrier for less! (http://www.mayawrap.com/shop/maya-tie.html)Memberships are tax deductible. 
La leche League of Sandy is having a used book sale! Come to our meeting this Tuesday and browse our selection of books, all things mothering. Each book is just $4 and with our large selection available you are bound to find a book just right for you and your family. 

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, purchase this National Best-seller for yourself, purchase it for a gift, purchase it for a discount if you are a member of LLL of Sandy! $10 for members or with a new membership or $20 without membership. 

Follow us on Facebook.
 You can post questions directly to our Facebook page, keep up to date on our meeting schedules and topics, and read comments/questions posted from mothers just like you!
 

What goes on at a 
meeting?
 

Have you seen our blog?
 LLL of Sandy has a blog You can visit to find Leader phone numbers, membership information, and all about the different meetings LLL of Sandy has to offer.

Meeting Schedule:
 
All interested women, mothers, mothers-to-be, babies, and children are welcome at our meetings! Series Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 AM. Enrichment Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the first month of each series at 10:00 AM.

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Series Meeting 2: Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby
Tuesday June 12 at 10:00 AM
Willowcreek Park 
8400 S 2000 E 
Sandy, Utah

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Series Meeting 3: The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties
Tuesday July 10 at 10:00 AM
2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S.) 
Sandy, Utah 
(NE corner of Highland Drive and Newcastle Drive)

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Series Meeting 4:  Nutrition and Weaning
Tuesday August 14 at 10:00 AM
2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 S.) 
Sandy, Utah 
(NE corner of Highland Drive and Newcastle Drive)

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Thank you for supporting our community of nursing mothers! See you Soon!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Enrichment Meeting

Don't forget that we will be having an enrichment meeting this month.  On May 22nd at 10am we will be discussing Gentle Discipline.  This is a wonderful topic that is applicable to babies and children of all ages.  We encourage everyone to come to this meeting as enrichment meetings  are now open to everyone, not just members.  Hope to see you there.

Also, our next series meeting will be held at Willowcreek Park.  Willowcreek Park is located at 8400 South 2000 East in Sandy and is just up the road from our usual meeting location.  This will be a casual meeting where moms can mingle while having the option to ask leaders questions.  A leader will be at the park and available for help, support and questions from 10am until noon.  Bring a sack lunch if you'd like and don't forget the sunscreen!

Looking forward to a fun summer!  See you there!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Nutrition & Weaning

Join us tomorrow, April 10, for Series Meeting # 4: Nutrition and Weaning
Starting solids, family nutrition, enjoying extended nursing, weaning naturally, and practicing loving guidance

Monday, March 12, 2012

Series Meeting Tomorrow

Hope to see you at all 10am tomorrow for our series meeting.  We will be discussing how birth options can help you avoid breastfeeding difficulties.  As always, all interested women and their children who need them are welcome to our meetings.  See you there!