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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

LLL of Salt Lake launches "Cafe Day"

LLL of Salt Lake is adding a fourth meeting option for moms and cafe kids! On Thursday January 28th they will launch their winter season Cafe Day at Cafe Niche, 779 East 300 South, from 10 am until 12 noon.

Diaper Free Baby

Today's meeting was based on the book: The Diaper-free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative by Christine Gross-Loh. Also known as Elimination Communication or EC, The Diaper-free baby is based on mother-baby responsiveness and focuses on how we respond to cues for baby's feeding, sleeping, and other natural functions. You can learn more about EC at


There is an urgent need for human milk to be donated for newborn (especially premature) babies in Haiti. . . . Here is the information regarding Haiti and below that, in red, a response to information from our nearest HMBANA Milk Bank (Denver) regarding eligibility and how to donate, beneath that more information on donating to programs that support mothers feeding their own children (in blue):


The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), United States
Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), International Lactation Consultant
Association/United States Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA/USLCA), and
La Leche League International (LLLI) are jointly issuing an urgent call for
human milk donations for premature infants in Haiti, as well as sick and
premature infants in the United States.

This week the first shipment of human milk from mothers in the United States
will be shipped to the U.S. Navy Ship "Comfort" stationed outside Haiti.
"Comfort" is currently set up with a neonatal intensive care unit and
medical personnel to provide urgent care to victims of the earthquake. An
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant stationed at the U.S.
Navy base in Bethesda, MD is assisting with providing breast pump equipment
and supplies to the "Comfort." Dr. Erika Beard-Irvine, pediatric
neonatologist, is on board the "Comfort" to coordinate distribution of the
milk to infants in need. HMBANA, USBC, ILCA/USLCA, and LLL are responding to
requests to provide milk for both premature infants and at-risk mothers who
have recently delivered babies on board the U.S.N.S. Comfort, but an urgent
need exists for additional donations.

At the current time, the infrastructure to deliver human milk on land to
Haiti infants has not yet been established. As soon as that infrastructure
is in place, additional donations will be provided to older infants.

Mothers who are willing to donate human milk should contact their regional
Mothers' Milk Bank of HMBANA. A list of regional milk banks is available at
the HMBANA website at

Currently milk banks are already low on donor milk. New milk donations will
be used for both Haiti victims as well as to replenish donor supplies to
continue to serve sick and premature infants in the U.S. Donor milk provides
unique protection for fragile preterm infants. Financial donations are also
strongly encouraged to allow HMBANA, a nonprofit organization, to continue
serving infants in need.

UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the Emergency Nutrition Network, and
medical professionals all recommend that breastfeeding and human milk be
used for infants in disasters or emergencies. Human milk is life-saving due
to its disease prevention properties. It is safe, clean, and does not depend
on water which is often unavailable or contaminated in an emergency. Relief
workers, health care providers, and other volunteers are urged to provide
support for breastfeeding mothers to enable them to continue breastfeeding,
and to assist pregnant and postpartum women in initiating and sustaining

For more information, contact HMBANA at 408-998-4550 or . Additional information can be
provided from the United States Breastfeeding Committee at 202-367-1132
1-800-452-2478 ( or, or La Leche League at 847-519-7730

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Science of Mother's Milk

Our meeting today was based on the article "The Science of Mother's Milk" by Ayala Ochert on pages 28-29 in Issue 3 / 2009 NEW BEGINNINGS. We talked about prebiotics (sugars naturally found in milk), probiotics (friendly bacteria in milk), oligosaccharides (the special sugars in prebiotics), lactoferrin, colostrum, and the amazing thymus (a central organ of the immune system that is twice as big in breastfed babies as compared to formula-fed babies at four months old). Ochert comments, ". . . people who were never breastfed (or those who were weaned too early) will have deficient immune systems--not just in infancy but for the rest of their lives." To read the entire article visit this New Beginnings link: NB Issue 3-09.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Importance of Breastfeeding

Join us for our discussion of topic one: The Importance of Breastfeeding on Tuesday, January 12 at 10:00am at the Community of Grace Presbyterian Church located on the corner of Highland Dr and Newcastle in Sandy.

Series meetings are open to all interested women and focus on breastfeeding in the first year. Although we have topics our aim is to help women breastfeed their babies (in the first year and beyond) so come and join the discussion!