Dear Mums and Babies,
We're sad to announce that we're canceling our meetings for now. The Coronavirus is spreading and we feel it will be safer to avoid social gatherings.
However, you can contact us at anytime for questions, support or simply a nice chat. Our help is always free.
You can visit this page for information about breastfeeding and the Coronavirus: https://www.llli.org/coronavirus/
Shall you get sick, do not hesitate to contact us for help with breastfeeding. Your milk is a wonderful source of antibodies to help your baby fight the sickness.
Try to stay healthy out there!
See you hopefully very soon
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La Leche League (LLL) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help parents worldwide to breastfeed through peer support, education, information, and encouragement, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and parent.
How To Get Help?
LLL of Longmont offers personal help by phone, text messages or email. You can contact our Leaders for free to get one on one help. We also organize free meetups each month. All women interested in breastfeeding are invited to attend for an enjoyable time of sharing and socializing. It doesn't matter if you're planning to breastfeed for a day or for 4 years, if you do mixed or exclusive breastfeeding, nor if you hate it or love it. We're here to help and support you in your journey through breastfeeding and motherhood. Our meetings are a safe place for all.
We encourage you to come with your baby and your other children. We meet in a large room filled with toys and books for them.
La Leche League of Longmont’s Philosophy
Parenting through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
Parent 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 the parent which is as basic as the need for food.
Human milk is the natural food for babies, uniquely meeting their changing needs.
For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the 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 birthing parent 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 parent’s partner and family. The family’s unique relationship with the 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.
La Leche League of Longmont is committed to diversity and inclusion. LLL of Longmont supports all breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and human milk feeding families, inclusive of their race, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, primary language, ability, or socio-economic status.
Why La Leche League?
Nursing your baby is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of your baby. It is a very beautiful and loving act. But, as natural as it may be, it does not always come naturally to us. Breastfeeding is a learned behavior - we are supposed to have a community to teach us how to nurse our babies!
La Leche is a unique community in the lactation field. Our Leaders don’t preach or teach, we listen and share information, we offer support and resources to anyone who is interested in nursing their baby. You never have to pay a few for our help.
La Leche League is a place to come and share your experiences as well as to pick up a few ideas from others. It’s all about sharing, peer support; and face it, the joys and challenges of parenthood are worth sharing.
What are LLL Leaders?
Accredited by La Leche League International, our volunteer LLL Leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers, who are familiar with current research and findings dealing with all aspects of nursing. We offer practical information and support through phone/email help, free monthly meetups, and lending libraries of books on childbirth, breastfeeding, and related parenting topics. Click here to contact a leader.
The testimonials, below, are from current and former LLL of Longmont Members:
"LLL of Longmont has helped me raise a healthier child, educated me about the advantages of breastfeeding and helped me form a closer bond with my daughter." -Meagan Dawson
"Without La Leche League I would have quit Breastfeeding. My daughter Autumn was born at the end of September 2002, and without the help, support and knowledge I received from the ladies of LLL of Longmont I would never have been able to breastfeed a full fifteen months. Having other women to talk to, who are going through the same experiences as I was going through made a hard time much easier." -Tara Amendola
"After leaving my corporate job at nearly 40 years old to tackle motherhood for the first time, I found myself grappling with the need for socialization and support in this incredibly challenging new role. Being a natural products buyer was so much simpler; I could always leave the stress of the job there and come home. Feeling alone and insecure and desperately wanting to do the very best things possible for my baby made me seek out groups and organizations that would help support me and my baby as we grew together. LLL of Longmont has provided nurturing for me when I felt exhausted, confused and scared early on as a new mother. They have provided support and answered breastfeeding questions both at the meetings and when I have just needed to call someone and ask a question. They gave me a place to come and talk to other mothers. And they have empowered me to feel confident in following my heart in making decisions about what I think is right for my child. I’m very grateful to the organization and the leaders for taking the time to provide this service." -Tricia Marsh
“I have been attending LLL of Longmont evening meetings since July of 2001, when I was 5 months pregnant with my first child. The group has supported me through many questions and issues that have come up over the past two years including working while breastfeeding, storing expressed breast milk, nursing through pregnancy and tandem nursing. I have always felt understood and appreciated as a member of the group who brings a slightly different perspective as a working breastfeeding mother of two nurslings." -Margaret Ashton
"Through LLL, I have gained so much valuable knowledge from the people there, much more than what I've even read in books. As a new mother, the support has been tremendous; it makes such a difference to be with other mothers who have the same feelings as I do about something as important to my baby as breastfeeding. LLL has been an awesome group for me!” -Amy Webe
© LLL of Longmont 2019
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The contents of this site and LLL events are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It does not replace the need for services provided by a medical professional. Always seek the advice of your health care provider before taking any prescription, over the counter drugs, using essential oils, herbs, following a treatment, etc. Only your health care provider can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for you and your baby in your specific situation. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or heard.