Benefits to baby
La Leche League
Human milk is the perfect food for babies
and has never been duplicated. It is
formulated with all the exact nutrients and
antibodies your baby needs for each stage
Human milk contains live cells, which
provide protection from bacterial and viral
illness, including respiratory, gastrointestinal
and ear infections.
La Leche League is an international
nonprofit, nonsectarian organization Breastfeeding enhances baby’s
dedicated to providing education, intellectual, neurological and visual
encouragement, information, and support development and promotes the proper
to women who want to breastfeed. development of baby’s jaw, tooth and facial
Offering monthly Group meetings and structure.
telephone help, volunteer La Leche Long-term health benefits include
League Leaders are experienced nursing protection against obesity, ulcerative colitis,
mothers trained in the basics of anemia, Crohn’s disease, meningitis,
breastfeeding management. Our manual, childhood leukemia and other cancers.
THE WOMANLY ART OF
BREASTFEEDING, now in its seventh Benefits to mother
edition, reports the latest findings from Breastfeeding immediately after delivery
the most recent breastfeeding research causes the uterus to contract.
and explains the substantial benefits of
human milk for babies. Breastfeeding provides maternal
protection against breast and ovarian
La Leche League meetings provide cancer, hip fractures and osteoporosis in
mother-to-mother support and offer a later life. La Leche League
unique opportunity to learn more about
Breastfeeding fosters understanding,
this natural way of nurturing. All women
interested in breastfeeding are welcome
closeness and communication between of Houston – Bay Area
mother and baby.
to attend. LLL Groups also have lending
libraries with books on breastfeeding, Baby has fewer medical bills and sick 2010 Meeting Schedule
childbirth, nutrition, and parenting. days because he/she is healthier. Many
mothers have successfully combined
Attend as many meetings as you wish – employment and breastfeeding.
the earlier in your pregnancy the better. Breastfeeding help and meetings
There is never a charge for breastfeeding Breastfeeding is free and readily available to mothers
help and babies are always welcome at available. No mess, no fuss, no waste!
La Leche League functions. Please bring During breastfeeding, prolactin, “the
several quiet toys with you that your child mothering hormone” produces the peaceful (Updated 1/10)
will enjoy. feelings of relaxation and love.
If you have a question or concern, the LLL *Please call Leaders to confirm dates the
Leaders listed here are experienced nursing Pasadena Group second half of 2010.
mothers accredited by LLLI to give rd
Meets the 3 Friday of the month at 10:30 Clear Lake / League City Group
information, encouragement, and support to
AM at 3210 Strawberry Road, Pasadena
breastfeeding mothers. To reach the home Meets one (the first or second) Friday
(The Bay Area Birth Center).
of an LLL volunteer, call a Leader listed near morning of the month at 10:00 a.m. and the
your area. (There is no cost for help.) Jan 15 May 21 Sept.* 17 second Thursday evening of the month at
Feb. 19 June 18 Oct. *15 7:15 p.m. at Christus St. John Hospital,
March 19 July* 16 Nov.* 19 18300 St. John Drive, Nassau Bay.
For LLL in the Houston area, call: April 16 Aug.* 20 Dec.* 17
Directions: From NASA Parkway, turn onto
Leaders: Misti 281-316-6986 St. John Drive. Enter hospital through main
La Leche League of Houston Website: Lisa 832-452-1841 entrance. Take elevator to 2nd floor. Turn
www.LLLHouston.org Jackie 713-472-5525 left; OB education room is on right before
double doors. **2nd Friday dates
La Leche League International Website:
www.llli.org Friday morning meetings
Meets the 2nd Wednesday evening of the Jan. 8** May 7 Sept.* 3
How can I know that my rd
month at 6:30 p.m. and the 3 Friday Feb. 5 June 4 Oct.* 1
baby is getting enough? morning of the month at 10:00 a.m. at St. March 5 July* 2 Nov.* 5
Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2535 E. April 9** --* Dec.* 3
Baby should nurse about 10-12 times in Broadway Street, Pearland, near the Green
24 hours and wake for feedings. Tee subdivision. Thursday evening meetings
Baby should actively suck and swallow
on each breast. If baby falls asleep Wednesday evening meetings Jan. 14 May 13 Sept.* 9
quickly on the breast he may not be Jan. 13 May 12 Sept.* 8 Feb 11 June 10 Oct.* 14
transferring milk well. Feb. 10 June 9 Oct.* 13 March 11 July* 8 Nov.* 11
Lots of bowel movements mean good March 10 July* 14 Nov.* 10 April 8 --* Dec.* 9
intake at the breast. By the third or fourth April 14 Aug.* 11 Dec.* 8
day, baby should have passed the dark Leaders: Marie 281-218-8656
meconium stools and have 3-4 yellow Friday morning meetings Carla 281-554-4119
stools (each larger than a quarter) each
24 hours. Jan. 15 May 21 Sept.* 17
Your milk should “come in” within 72 Feb. 19 June 18 Oct.* 15
hours, with increased breast fullness. March 19 July* 16 Nov.* 19 La Leche League membership is $25 per
To have a plentiful milk supply, avoid April 16 Aug.* 20 Dec.* 17 year for a supporting membership or $40 per
skipping or scheduling feedings, or year for a regular membership. Members
giving bottles unless medically Leaders: Leah 281-412-2895 receive access to the Group Library and
necessary. Ultrasound research shows Allison 281-489-9836 discounts to La Leche League events.
that emptier breasts make milk faster, so Memberships are tax-deductible and provide
frequent feeding is important. financial support for our nonprofit