All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome
to come to our meetings or to call our Leaders for breastfeeding help. Fathers are welcome
at all Couples' meetings, but are not required to attend. Grandparents, mothers without
partners, and lesbian couples are also most welcome. We also provide health care
professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on
Breastfeeding is a simple and natural process. You are not alone, however, if you need
information on the correct positioning of the baby at the breast, tips for becoming a happy
breastfeeding family, or strategies for combining working and breastfeeding. You are not alone
if you need some extra support and compassion for the multi-tasked journey that is motherhood.
Mother-to-mother support is the very heart of La Leche League.
If you attend during the last trimester of your pregnancy, you will likely avoid some of the
more common pitfalls of the early, newborn days. If you come to your first meeting with your newborn
in-arms, you will receive answers to all your questions, help with positioning your baby at the
breast, and lots of encouragement. If you come with your nursing toddler in tow, you can relax and
get your concerns addressed while your little one plays safely at your feet.
Attending La Leche League meetings can give you the network of support you need to become the
mother you want to be.
La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who are accredited by La Leche League International
to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. Our many volunteer Leaders in the
San Fernando Valley run one or more meetings per month, so that breastfeeding mothers may attend as
many as one to two meetings per week. We encourage you to attend any or all monthly meetings local to
home or to work.
If you have breastfeeding questions that cannot wait until the next meeting, Leaders are ready to
offer encouragement, support, information, and practical help via telephone. Keep in mind that we are
volunteers with families of our own, and please call within normal business hours. In truly emergent
situations, we are available at any time.
East Valley Toddler Group
The East Valley Toddler Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at
Studio City Park/Rec Center. From the 101 freeway, exit at Laurel and go south. Turn right
on Moorpark, right on Beeman, left on Rye. We meet in the northeast corner of the park. In
case of bad weather, please call Anne or Allison. Pregnant moms and moms with babies are
always welcome at this meeting! Toddler meetings address the same basic topics as all other
meetings, but the emphasis is on breastfeeding the older baby. Please bring a healthy snack to
San Fernando Valley Baby Group
The San Fernando Valley Baby Group meets on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at a
private home. Call Christin for directions. Kids of all ages are welcome. Please bring a
healthy snack to share.
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