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La Leche League is an international organization whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed. November's meeting is Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Snacks and water provided, babies and children welcome.
The La Leche League mission is accomplished through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, education, and by promoting a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
La Leche League of Stillwater meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Honska Conference Room, in the Stillwater Medical Center - located on the far east end of the hospital, at 1323 W. 6th Ave. For breastfeeding or La Leche League questions, please call Tori Caswell at 405.334.9638.
La Leche League’s Philosophy:
1) Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and
effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
2) Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish
a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.
3) In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his
mother which is as basic as his need for food.
4) Breast milk is the superior infant food.
5) 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.
6) Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.
7) Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting
breastfeeding off to a good start.
8) 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.
9) Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to
their natural state as possible.
10) From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their
capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.