La Leche League of Ashburn

La Leche League of Ashburn Meetings:

2nd Friday, 10:15am
Ashburn Library, Hay Rd.

Thursdays, Panera Bread Greenway Corporate Dr, 10am-12
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La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, it recognizes the unique importance of one mother helping another to perceive the needs of her child and to learn the best means of fulfilling those needs. LLL believes that breastfeeding, with its many important physical and psychological advantages, is best for baby and mother and is the ideal way to initiate good parent-child relationships. The loving help and support of the father enables the mother to focus on mothering so that together the parents develop close relationships which strengthen the family and thus the whole fabric of society. LLL further believes that mothering through breastfeeding deepens a mother's understanding and acceptance of the responsibilities and rewards of her special role in the family. As a woman grows in mothering she grows as a human being, and every other role she may fill in her lifetime is enriched by the insights and humanity she brings to it from her experiences as a mother. The League's purpose is distinct. This singleness of purpose does not prevent interaction with other organizations with compatible purposes, but La Leche League will carefully guard against allying itself with another cause, however worthwhile that cause may be. (from La Leche League Purpose and Philosophy, LLLI Publication No. 300-17)

***Meeting reminder***  We have TWO meetings this week, our weekly Thursday cafe at Panera from 10a-12p, and then our De...
12/05/2016

***Meeting reminder*** We have TWO meetings this week, our weekly Thursday cafe at Panera from 10a-12p, and then our December monthly meeting which will be held at Lee's house from 10a-12p! PM a leader or email ([email protected]) for address

Breastfeeding Posts
07/18/2016
Breastfeeding Posts

Breastfeeding Posts

Children who grow up never seeing breastfeeding at home and only seeing bottle-feeding on TV or in books are surely less likely to want to breastfeed their own babies when the time comes. They’ll also be far less likely to ask for help with breastfeeding if it has never been a part of their lives.

Hilary Jacobson has published a new book supporting mothers who could not breastfeed. FREE on Kindle. This could be a re...
04/20/2016
Breastfeeding Grief: Emotional Healing When Breastfeeding Does Not Work

Hilary Jacobson has published a new book supporting mothers who could not breastfeed. FREE on Kindle. This could be a really helpful, positive read for so many mothers.

"Through my book Healing Breastfeeding Grief, it is my intention to help mothers heal their emotional wounds and reconnect with the love that is always flowing between a mother and her baby—if we just turn our focus toward it, become fully present, and allow ourselves to perceive, believe and experience it."

http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/breastfeeding-grief-emotional-healing-when-breastfeeding-does-not-work/

Hilary Jacobson CCHt, Switzerland Recently, I read in a book about natural childbirth that mothers should prepare mentally ahead of time just in case a Cesarean birth is needed. The authors point out that when we accept that life is not predictable and are mentally prepared for any eventuality, a…

03/10/2016

YOU'RE INVITED!

Come join LLL of Ashburn's Facebook Group! Mothers can post questions and concerns, successes or rants, and can share their experience with others. This is a great new way to support breastfeeding mothers in our community!

Join us here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1573063086287753/

Breastfeeding is LOVE!
03/01/2016

Breastfeeding is LOVE!

If your baby could talk, or if your older nursling does, what would they say is their favorite part of breastfeeding?

Here in VA, a mother's right to breastfeed is protected wherever she is! So nurse those babies however, whenever, and wh...
02/04/2016

Here in VA, a mother's right to breastfeed is protected wherever she is! So nurse those babies however, whenever, and wherever you choose.

Know your rights!
Save this picture to your phone so you always have the law with you!

We are still looking for passionate people in each state who would like to step up to help organize the event in their state!

To learn about the Federal workplace pumping law and other useful breastfeeding information, visit: www.nationwidenursein.com

Weaning Gently: Outgrowing the Need
01/31/2016
Weaning Gently: Outgrowing the Need

Weaning Gently: Outgrowing the Need

Teresa Pitman Photo by: Leilani Rogers   As my daughter Lisa’s fourth birthday approached, I thought it might be a good time to talk to her about weaning. I was still nursing both Lisa and her little brother (who was 18 months old) and I knew other people had persuaded their children to wean on birt…

***Announcement***LLL of Ashburn follows LCPS. Since schools are closed tomorrow, the January Leesburg meeting is CANCEL...
01/25/2016

***Announcement***

LLL of Ashburn follows LCPS. Since schools are closed tomorrow, the January Leesburg meeting is CANCELED. Please don't hesitate to reach out to a Leader if you have any breastfeeding questions or concerns. You can find Leader contact info here:

http://lllvawv.org/call-an-lll-leader/#ashburn

Learning to Love Nighttime Parenting
01/12/2016
Learning to Love Nighttime Parenting

Learning to Love Nighttime Parenting

As mothers, we know what it feels like to be woken yet again by our babies at 4 a.m., realizing that the last sweet hours of restful darkness are almost over. This wake-up call is especially excruciating when we recall that we haven’t slept longer than a 45-minute stretch all night or even all week!…

Happy New Year to our mamas and babies! ❤️
01/01/2016

Happy New Year to our mamas and babies! ❤️

La Leche League always encourages mothers to make an informed decision for their own situation. For more information, please see http://www.llli.org/faq/alcohol.html

12/27/2015
Find an LLL Group

** ATTENTION **

There is no meeting in Leesburg on Monday morning, December 28!

If you would like free help from a LLL Leader, or to find meeting times and locations near you, take a look at the info here:

http://lllvawv.org

LLL in Virginia and West Virginia La Leche League Leaders in Virginia and West Virginia offer meetings and breastfeeding cafes, and help mothers by phone and in person. The locations of LLL meetings and breastfeeding cafes in Virginia and West Virginia are shown on the map below. Click on a map mark…

La Leche League USA
12/25/2015

La Leche League USA

Here are some great tips for breastfeeding during the hustle and bustle of the holidays:
12/21/2015
Avoiding Holiday Weaning - Native Mothering™

Here are some great tips for breastfeeding during the hustle and bustle of the holidays:

During the holiday season, breastfeeding specialists and support groups anticipate more calls about low milk production, fussy babies, breast pain, and nursing strikes. With all the excitement and activity, it is no wonder that breastfeeding can be unintentionally disrupted leading … Continue readin…

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Ashburn, VA

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