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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

LLL Philosophy

La Leche League's philosophy is based on 10 concepts. Here they are:

*Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.

*Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.

*In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.

*Breast milk is the superior infant food.

*For the healthy full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.

*Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.

*Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.

*Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help and companionship of the baby's father. A father's unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child's development from early infancy.

*Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.

*From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Meeting Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow at 10am for Series Meeting # 4: Nutrition and Weaning
Starting solids, family nutrition, extended nursing, approaches to weaning, loving guidance.

As always, our meetings are free to all interested women & any children who need them. Our meetings are informal discussions, so don't worry if you're running late! We hope to see you there!