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					  La Leche League of Connecticut
   25th Annual Area Conference

“Parenting: A Timeless Tradition”
                                   Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13, 2003
                                           Hilton Southbury Hotel
                                           Southbury, Connecticut

                                                          Featuring
Sharon Vines, Member, La Leche League International Board of Directors

Mary Beth Rumpf, Regional Administrator, La Leche League International - Eastern United States Division

Diana West, Online Support Manager, La Leche League International - Eastern United States Division , Author:
Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

Katherine Dettwyler, PhD, Anthropologist, Co-Editor:
Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives


Our Featured Speakers
Sharon Vines was elected to the LLLI Board in 2002. She was accredited in North Carolina in 1981 and has served as a District
Advisor, Associate Coordinator of Leader Accreditation, Coordinator of Leader Accreditation, and Regional Administrator of
Leader Accreditation for the Appalachian and Southern Regions of the Eastern US Division. Sharon and her husband, Roger,
are native Virginians and live in Fredericksburg, VA. They have three children ages 12, 18, and 23.

Mary Beth Rumpf celebrated her 20th year of LLL leadership in January 2003. She was accredited in Paducah, Kentucky, but
has spent all but two months of the last 20 years as a Leader in Connecticut. She has been part of the Leader Accreditation
Department, Continuing Education Department, and Leader Department on the Area and Division levels. She became the
Regional Administrator for the Northeast Region for the second time in May of 2002. She and Art, her husband, are natives
of New Jersey. Their family includes Melinda, 22, Alan, 17, Cleo, the persnickity kitty, and Wilma, the goldfish with nine lives.

Diana West, Author of Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery, holds a degree in
psychology from the University of Maryland and is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private
practice. She is the Executive Director of BFAR, Inc. (http://www.bfar.org/), a non-profit organization that provides
information and support to women who wish to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery. She is a La Leche League Leader,
active on the local, Area, EUS Division, and International levels. She is also an instructor of breastfeeding classes to new
mothers and a website designer and developer. Diana mothers her three charming, breastfed sons in partnership with her
husband, Brad, in their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Dr. Katherine A. Dettwyler is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Nutrition at Texas A&M University. She is the
author of Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa, which recounts tales of her fieldwork on child health in Mali. She is
also the co-editor of Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives, which includes her own two chapters "Beauty and the Breast: The
Cultural Context of Breastfeeding in the United States," and "A Time to Wean: The Hominid Blueprint for a Natural Age of
Weaning in Modern Human Populations." She is currently writing a book on research methodology in the study of
infant/child feeding. She lives in Delaware with her husband, three children, 2 dogs, and four cats.
                                                    Who We Are
                                     La Leche League International Non-Profit
                                                    Statement
                                  La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian
      organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who choose to
                                                           breastfeed.


                                                 Mission Statement
To help mothers worldwide breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and
to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and
mother.

The Benefits of Membership
Membership in La Leche League provides the opportunity for ongoing contact with La Leche League
International through its bimonthly publication “NEW BEGINNINGS”. Membership also provides
discounts on books and materials in the LLLI catalogue and a discounted registration fee at La Leche
League conferences. Annual membership dues of $36.00 help support mothers all over the world through
publications, as well as Leader information and education.
La Leche League of Connecticut is happy to offer every non-member registering for our 25th Annual
Area Conference a complimentary one year LLLI membership with your paid registration!

Continuing Education Units
For La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Continuing Education Units (LLL CEUs) will be available free of charge for Leaders. CEU
guidelines allow the Leader to sign in with a monitor at each topic and leave the event with her certificate
in hand. Leaders can document their breastfeeding eduction (BE), organization and management
training (OM), and communication skills (CS) instruction. All Leaders will receive a CEU worksheet in
their registration packets in order to track credits while taking sessions.
Look for topics designated:
“BE- CEU”, “CS -CEU” or “OM-CEU”.

Cover Art Courtesy of Patrick Daly

  Conference Schedule


Friday, April 11th
6:00 - 9:00 pm....Registration and Bookstore Open

7:30 - 9:00 pm........Family Pajama Party with Storyteller

7:30 – 9:00 pm.........LLL Alumnae Dessert Buffet

Saturday, April 12th

8:00 am....Registration, Bookstore, Exhibit Hall, Silent Auction, Theme Baskets Open
8:30 – 8:50 am....Opening Address

9 :00 – 10:15am.................Session I

10:30 – 11:45am................Session II

12:00 - 12:45pm.............Luncheon

12:45 – 1:00pm.............Candlelight Ceremony Welcoming New Leaders

1:00 – 1:45pm...........Diana West -
Inspirational Stories of Breastfeeding Against the Odds

2:00 – 3:15pm.................Session III

4:00 – 5:15pm.................Session IV

5:30 – 6:15pm............Dinner Buffet

6:15 – 7:30pm..........Katherine Dettwyler, – Beauty and the Breast




                                            Leader Enrichment
                                                Program

Sunday, April 13th
8:00 am..............Registration and Bookstore Open

8:30 – 9:45 am...............Session V
10:00 – 10:45am..............Brunch

10:45 – 11:30am....Sharon Vines – The Roles of Leaders Around The World

11:45 – 1:00pm............Session VI

1:15 – 2:30pm..............Session VII

2:45 – 3:30pm..................Closing
Ceremony

4:00 pm............Bookstore closes
Deadlines:

Book Orders:..................2/24/03
Early Bird Discount:........3/03/03
Special Hotel Rate:...........3/14/03
Registration & Meals:.....3/24/03
                                        Conference Highlights

                                    Friday Evening Pajama Party
A casual evening with a family storyteller beginning at 7:30pm. Join other LLL families for this fun
evening. The event is complimentary but please mark the registration form so we know how many to
expect.

                                       Alumnae Dessert Buffet
Join us Friday evening from 7:30 – 9:00pm to meet and greet LLL alums and learn what LLLI offers to
you long after your children have weaned.

                                       Saturday Luncheon to Inspire
Following lunch, we will celebrate Connecticut‟s newest Leaders at our annual Candlelight Ceremony.
Then, Diana West will regale us with inspirational stories of mothers who have breastfed against the odds.

                                     Beauty and the Breast Banquet
Following our Italian buffet      dinner, Katherine Dettwyler, PhD. will speak on how breasts and
breastfeeding are thought of in North American culture; how breastfeeding is portrayed in the media; the
problems this causes for women wishing to breastfeed and still have a public life, and how to go about
changing some of these beliefs.

                                      Leader Enrichment Program
For Leaders and Leader Applicants on Sunday, April 13th. Includes three breakout sessions, brunch, a
special presentation on the roles of Leaders around the world by Sharon Vines, and a moving Leader
Appreciation Ceremony.


                                    Things to See and Do at the Conference
 THEME BASKETS
A conference favorite! LLL Groups from throughout Connecticut have assembled and donated beautiful
gift baskets. Tickets purchased with your registration are 12 for $5 and will be enclosed in your
registration folder. Tickets purchased at the conference will be 10 for $5. A ticket will be drawn for each
basket and the winner announced at the end of Session IV. For convenience, consider bringing your
address labels to attach to your tickets. For more information, contact Maureen DelVicario at (203)
598-3361.

SILENT AUCTION
The silent auction features a variety of donated items such as gift certificates, event tickets, toys, baby
items, handmade items, services and more! The auction will be open Saturday from 8am to 4pm. All
proceeds benefit LLL of Connecticut. To donate an item, or if you have an idea for a potential donation,
please contact Joanne Glasser- Orenstein at (203) 452-1515.

EXHIBIT HALL
Businesses, organizations and individuals will display items such as jewelry, books, toys, nursing
accessories and more in the exhibit hall. Exhibits will be open Saturday from 8:00am to 5:30pm. For
more information about purchasing space in the hall or placing an ad in our program booklet, contact
Susie Landgrebe at (203) 264-6167.


BOOKSTORE
The conference bookstore will be open Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am to
5:30pm and Sunday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. A selection of books from LLLI on various topics,
including breastfeeding, parenting and children‟s books, will be available. Cash, credit card and personal
or Group checks accepted. Books may also be purchased by using the enclosed pre-order form for pick
up at the conference bookstore.

LEND A HELPING HAND!
Help is needed with the bookstore, silent auction and registration areas during our conference. For each
assigned time period, the adult or teen volunteer will receive ten theme basket tickets. To volunteer
yourself or your teen, mark the box on the registration form.

                                         Facility Information

The Hilton Southbury Hotel
is located at exit 16 off I-84.
1284 Strongtown Road
Southbury, CT 06488
Phone # 203-598-7600
www.hilton.com/hotels/STBSHHF

Hotel features include:
In-room coffee makers, hair dryers and alarm clocks
Hot Tub
Fitness Room
Sauna
Arrowhead Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Indoor Swimming Pool
(Open to conference participants. No disposable diapers are allowed. Cloth diapers with rubber covers or
swim diapers only.) Children in the pool area must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 16 years or older
at all times.

Directions to the Hilton
Traveling East (from Stamford/Danbury/NY or West (from Hartford/MA): Take the easiest route to I-
84, proceed to Exit 16. Turn right at end of ramp. Hotel will be on the right just past the gas station.
From New London area: I-95 South to Route 34 West to Route 1-84 East. Continue to exit 16 as
above.
Overnight Accommodations
Turn your conference weekend into a mini family vacation or a slumber party with La Leche League
friends. Conference registrants are entitled to the special room rate below:
 $95.00 single occupancy
$100.00 double occupancy
$105.00 triple or quad
(Occupancy & Sales Tax extra)
Children 18 and under stay free

Hilton Southbury Reservations:
203-598-7600
Be sure to specify:
 “La Leche League”
when making your reservation.
(*Each room reserved helps to defray the cost of the conference)

All room reservations must be made by March 14, 2003 to guarantee the discount rate.



                                      Registration Information

   Please fill out the registration form completely. Confirmation will not be sent unless you include a
    self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with your registration. Full payment must accompany the
    registration to be processed. Payment may be made by check made payable to: LLL of Connecticut,
    Visa, or Master Card. Checks returned by your bank will be subject to a fee of $20.

   Everyone must register, including speakers, exhibitors, and those with complimentary registrations.
    Please mark your first, second, and third session choices as spaces are filled on a first-come, first-
    served basis. If all three selections are full, a substitute will automatically be assigned.

   Walk-in registration is possible. Topics will be assigned based on space availability. No meals will be
    available.

   Registration must be postmarked by March 3, 2003 to receive the early bird discount of $5 off one of
    the day‟s registration fees. All others must be postmarked by March 24, 2003 to be processed
    without late fees. After March 24, 2003 a $10 late fee must be included. Leader-speakers may deduct
    $10 for each session you are presenting. No meals will be available after March 24th.

   Refund policy: full refunds on registration and meals, less a $10 handling fee, will be given for
    requests postmarked by March 31st. Half of the registration fee ONLY will be refunded if postmarked
    between April 1st through 11th. No refunds after the 11th. Mail requests for refunds to the treasurer
    with a SASE: Jane Berendsen-Hill, 15 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877
   The information in this brochure may be copied and shared. For additional registration brochures,
    send name, address and 60 cents postage for each brochure requested to: Mary Beth Rumpf, Postal
    Agent, 127 Lovely Street, Unionville, CT 06085

   Questions? Or need more information? Contact Danielle Westervelt, Registrar, at (860) 354-7628
    or Lani Siciliano, Area Conference Supervisor, at <joelani@optonline.net>.

            Friday Night Entertainment-No Charge

                   Saturday Area Conference

LLL Leaders                                         $45.00

Leader Weekend Special: Sat.                        $85.00
& Sun. Registration and Sun.
Brunch
LLL Members                                         $50.00

Non-Members                                         $85.00

Spouses/Grandparents                                $20.00
(attending sessions)
              Leader Enrichment Workshop

LLL Leaders and Leader                              $45.00
Applicants    (includes Sun.
Brunch)

                                      CONTRIBUTE TO LLL OF CONNECTICUT


Children of LLL: Have your child‟s name listed in our program book! ($2 per name) Complete section
on registration form, follow payment instructions and submit by March 24st in order to be included.

Messages from the Heart: For $5 per message, you can write a short, personal message to be printed in
our program booklet. Complete the section on the registration form, follow payment instructions and
submit by March 24th in order to be included.

Angels: Become an LLL Angel by donating to the LLL of Connecticut conference. Donors will be
recognized in the program book (if desired). Even if you cannot join us for the weekend, you can still
support LLL. Gift levels include:

$25 and Under Bronze

$26- $50        Silver

$51- $100       Gold
Over $100       Area Council Circle
Meal Information
Saturday Luncheon: Boxed lunch for adults consisting of tossed Garden Salad with either Grilled Chicken
or Mixed Beans, assorted dressings on the side, Fresh Fruit Cup, Pasta Salad, Cookie or Dessert Bar, and
coffee, tea, or decaf. Boxed lunch for children consisting of a Turkey Sandwich on whole wheat bread
with lettuce or a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich on whole wheat, Carrot and Celery Sticks, Fruit Cup,
Granola Bar, and Cookie. Price: $16 per adult and $8 per child.

Saturday Buffet Dinner: Tossed Garden Salad with assorted dressings, Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad,
Minestrone Soup, Vegetable Lasagna, Plain Ziti, Meatballs, and Marinara Sauce on the side, Chicken
Marsala, Ratatouille, Garlic Bread and Bread Sticks, Chef‟s Dessert Display, coffee, tea, decaf. Price: $26 per
adult and $13 per child.

Sunday Brunch Buffet: Assorted Chilled Juices, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Belgian Waffles with
Strawberries, Breakfast Pastries, Muffins, Bagels, Sliced Fruit and Berries, Caesar Salad, Stuffed Shells, Roast
Pork Loin with Apple Gravy, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Breads and Rolls, coffee, tea and decaf. The cost is
included in the registration for Leaders and Leader Applicants but additional meals may be purchased for
children and/or spouses. Price: $22 per adult and $10 per child.

All meal prices include base price for meal, 18.5% gratuity and 6% state sales tax. Due to safety and
insurance regulations, high chairs and/or booster seats are NOT permitted at hotel meal functions.

Seating is only available to those purchasing a meal ticket, including children. Children under three who
do not have meal tickets must sit on an adult‟s lap. Children‟s meals are intended for ages 3 – 10. No
outside food may be brought in to the dining rooms other than for feeding young children seated on
parent‟s lap.
        Please Print Clearly
Name:________________________________________________________
Address:______________________________________________________
City: __________________________________ State________Zip________
Email address:_________________________ Phone #_________________
Please list names of those accompanying you:
Spouse/Grandparent’s name attending sessions: ________________________
Children & Ages________________________________________________
Caregiver (over age 16) ___________________________________________
Yes, I would like to help:
• Session Monitor and/or     • Bookstore • Registration • Where Needed

                    Registration Fees
LLL Leader Weekend                        $85.00 $
Special (Includes Sat. & Sun. Reg. and
Sun. Brunch)
Saturday Registration
LLL Leader                                $45.0 $
                                          0
LLL Member                                $50.0 $
                                          0
LLL Non-Member                            $85.0 $
                                          0
Spouse/Grandparent attending $20.0 $
sessions                     0
Sunday Leader Enrichment Program
LLL Leader or Leader          $45.0 $
Applicant                     0
(Includes Sun. Brunch)
               REGISTRATION TOTAL = $



                                        Registration Form
__Member

__Non-member

__ Leader

__ Leader Applicant

__Speaker

__Healthcare Provider

__LLLI/Area Council

__ACf Committee

__Exhibitor
Saturday Workshop Selections

Sessio First          Second Third
n
  I
    II
    III
    IV

Attending Friday Night Family Pajama Party #___Adults #___Children

Attending Friday Night Alumnae Dessert
#___Adults #____Children

Please attach your Message from the Heart and/or “Children of LLL” Names to this form!
                         Price Quanti Total
    ADULT MEALS                  ty

Sat. Boxed Lunch - Chicken     $16.00

Sat. Boxed Lunch - Bean        $16.00

Sat. Evening Buffet            $26.00

Sun. Brunch (Non-Registrant)   $22.00

      CHILDREN’S MEALS
       (children ages 3-10)
Sat. Boxed Lunch - Turkey      $8.00

Sat. Boxed Lunch - PB          $8.00
Sat. Evening Buffet            $13.00

Sun. Brunch Buffet             $10.00

                          Meal Total= $


Deadline for Registration and Meals:
March 24, 2003.
                                                 Danielle Westervelt, Registrar Method of payment:
Send completed form, program messages, and fees to:
13 Howland Rd.                            Check or Money Order
New Milford, CT 06776                     Payable to LLL of CT
                                          Visa    Mastercard
Credit Card Number
          

Signature_______________________________________Exp.___/_____ __Date____________               

Sunday Program Selections
    Leader/Applicant
Sessi First    Secon Third
on             d
  V
 VI
 VII

                                                                                               
Please check here if you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate 
Indicate need:____________________________
Check here for Stroller Permit 

                              Hints for Having Fun at the Conference
Listen to your child
Listening to your child is the single most important thing you will do at this conference. Unhappy babies
and toddlers often will enjoy a stroll, some down time at the Rock „n Rest room or a visit to the Romp
„n Roar room. No one will be offended if you leave a session to comfort your little one and you will be
allowed to return to all sessions.

Strollers
Due to safety precautions, no strollers will be allowed in the conference area unless a mother is bringing
twins, or she or her child is in some way physically challenged. Stroller permits will be issued under these
circumstances only. Please mark the appropriate box on your registration form if you fall into one of
these categories. Many parents find slings, front or backpacks helpful for carrying baby.

Caregivers
A parent or caregiver of sufficient skill to meet the needs of your child must be provided by the parents at
all times. This can be yourself, spouse, grandparent, etc. Caregivers must be 12 years or older per
Connecticut state law and should be given the parent‟s
conference schedule in case parent must be reached. There are NO drop-off areas for children at our
conference. In order to use the hotel swimming pool, all children under the age of 16 must be
accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring
Casual wear is appropriate for our conferences. You may want a sweater for yourself and child(ren) as
rooms are climate controlled and may be cool. In addition, bring diapers and wipes; small, quiet,
“losable” toys; snacks; small blankets for your child to play on the floor; this registration booklet; and
Group and/or personal checkbook.

What to Leave At Home
The hotel phone number: (203) 598-7600.
                                                     Saturday Sessions


SESSION I (9-10:15am)

101    BREASTFEEDING AFTER BREAST REDUCTION
Exploring the many aspects of breastfeeding for a mother who has had breast reduction surgery. Will
address the questions and myths associated with it and how a mother can breastfeed after breast reduction
surgery. Diana West, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

102     COPING WITH YEAST INFECTIONS
A look at the impact of yeast infections on the breastfeeding family, including ruling out conditions which can mimic yeast;
types of treatments used for yeast; and tracking down causes for re-infection. Carol Greenland, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

103     BIRTH: WELCOMING THE CHALLENGE
Examine the benefits and challenges of experiencing the physical process of birth and the ways our
cultural attitudes about pain affect the choices. Melanie DeSilva, MA, CCE & Deborah Heinrich, PhD,
CCE

104     GRADUALLY, WITH LOVE
If breastfeeding no longer feels right. Developing a weaning plan and strategies mothers can use to
communicate with the nursing child. Sue Iwinski, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

105     I HOPE YOU DON”T THINK I”M BUTTING IN
Answering questions about your parenting style is not always easy. Handling criticism while helping
friends and family understand your parenting choices. Louise Cox, LLL Leader

106    DADDY TIME (Fathers Only)
Getting involved with your children from birth on; the bond between a father and his children. Laying
the groundwork for a lifetime of love and understanding. Robert Monyak

107       FLYING SOLO
Tips for families when the father works long hours, travels extensively, lives elsewhere, or is absent. Exchanging ideas that help.
Liz Seaman, LLL Leader, & Jackie Beauvais, LLL Leader

108     LOVING GUIDANCE FOR YOUR 1 -to- 3 YEAR OLD
Ways to relax and enjoy your one-to-three year old. Understanding the emotional and physical
development of your active and curious toddler in order to effectively implement loving guidance
techniques. Laura Fisher-Andersen, LLL Leader

109     FRIENDS FOR LIFE
Encouraging sibling harmony and mutual respect; fostering positive family interactions; coping with and
avoiding sibling rivalry. Meeting each child‟s individual needs. Mia Sanca, LLL Leader

110     COMING INTO YOUR OWN
Using your life experiences and your friendships with other women to find your true voice. Kathryn
Daly, LLL Leader, & Mary Beth Rumpf, LLL Leader

SESSION II (10:30-11:45am)

201    EXTENDED BREASTFEEDING IN THE U.S.
Based on preliminary findings of research on mothers who breastfeed beyond three years in the U.S.
Includes a discussion of whether weaning was child-led, mother-led, or negotiated, and a discussion of
tandem nursing. Katherine Dettwyler, PhD [BE-CEU]

202    WHEN THE CUP RUNNETH OVER - OR NOT!
Help for mothers with milk supply issues – both low supply and over supply. Robin Murtha, LLL Leader
[BE-CEU]


203 A SOLID START
Food readiness and nutrition in the first 18 months. Ideas for introducing solids: what, when and how to
offer them, along with possible concerns. Margaret Kenda, LLL Leader

204    CRADLES AND CAREERS
Information and support for the breastfeeding mother who is regularly separated from her baby.
Maintaining milk supply; managing family and home. Methods of milk expression and storage. Tips for
making the workplace baby-friendly. Kimberly Mitchell, LLL Leader & April Stirling, LLL Leader [BE-
CEU]

205    Of MOTHERS AND MOTHERS-IN-LAW
Trouble with your mother or mother-in-law? Or maybe YOU are the mother-in-law…. Tips to help
ease hurt feelings and communicate better. Pat Brown, LLL Leader, & Louise Cox, LLL Leader

206    FATHER TO FATHER ON DISCIPLINE (Fathers only)
A general guide for fathers on age-appropriate behavior and choosing effective plans for loving guidance
based on this knowledge. Jamie Stirling

207    PUTTING AWAY THE BABY CLOTHES
Discussing family size and the emotions of having the “last” baby. Carol Delaney, LLL Leader

208    HIGH MAINTENANCE, HIGH YIELD
Parenting the high need baby (including breastfeeding) or spirited child. Resources for coping as the
child who is “more” grows and his needs change. (For parents who know they have a high need or
spirited child, not for those questioning whether their child is high need or spirited.) Sharon Vines, LLL
Leader

209    DESTINATION ACCREDITATION
A “roadmap” of the path to leadership. Becoming a Leader, including the prerequisites for Leader
accreditation. Jennifer Corso, LLL Leader
210    MUSIC AND YOUR CHILD
The importance of musical development in infants and children plus family music time! Jane Roets, LLL
Leader (Designed for parent accompanied by child)

Saturday Luncheon 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Keynote Address        Diana West 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Join us for a collection of inspirational stories about mothers who have breastfeed against the odds.

SESSION III (2:00 - 3:15 pm)

301    PUMPING MOMS
Whether pumping exclusively, or as a supplement to breastfeeding; discuss when to pump, for how long,
how “letdown” occurs, what pumps are most useful for which situations, the use of herbs and medications
to stimulate milk production and troubleshooting problems. Trish Whitehouse, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

302    IMPACT OF CHILDBIRTH EVENTS ON A MOTHER‟S ABILITY TO BREASTFEED
Exploring common childbirth practices; effects of birth medications and procedures on mother and baby.
How the childbirth experience affects breastfeeding and mother-baby attachment. Nan Kyer, LLL Leader
[BE-CEU]

303    TRY IT, YOU”LL LIKE IT
A healthy diet for children, including nutritious, whole food snacks and easy to prepare meals for busy
families. What to reach for instead of empty calories. Marie Mammone, ND

04     ALLERGY ASSISTANCE
How allergies affect the body and the family; the importance of breastfeeding for the allergic child;
common allergens, minimizing allergic responses and strategies to prevent allergies in subsequent
children. Bring your suggestions and experience on coping with allergies, too. Maureen DelViccario, LLL
Leader & Margaret Kenda, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

305     DIVORCE: HELPING YOUR FAMILY THROUGH
Helping your children and yourself through this difficult transition. Working with your ex-spouse as co-parent and more.
Bring your ideas and suggestions. Diane Thompson, LLL Leader

306     PARENTS AS PARTNERS
Sharing parenting and household responsibilities, presenting a united parenting front and dealing with disagreements in
parenting approaches. Valerie Wilke, LLL Leader & David Williams


307 CONFESSIONS OF AN ORGANIZED MOTHER
Let‟s talk time management, keeping tasks mother-sized and setting realistic goals. Share tips on what
works and what doesn‟t. Rebecca Harmon, LLL Leader

308 UP, UP, AND AWAY
Enjoy and understand your teenager whjle maintaining mutual respect. Sharon Vines, LLL Leader
309 HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN
And listen so kids will talk! Tips on loving guidance for preschoolers and older children; including
developmental info for three to eight year olds. Susan Forrester, LLL Leader & Carol Greenland, LLL
Leader

310 FOR THE YOUNG AT ART
Importance of art for the baby and young child. Discover how to encourage your child, stages of art
development and the importance of scribbling. Plus creative activities for the one-to-five year old.
Susan Striker (Designed for parent accompanied by child)


SESSION IV (4:00-5:15pm)

401RETHINKING THE TEACHING VOCABULARY OF LATCH-ON
Re-examining the latch-on advice we give to new mothers; the advantages of the asymmetric latch.
Susan Iwinski , LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

402 FULL MOON - HIGH TIDE
Discuss the impact of nursing on fertility, includes common physical signs of ovulation and
menstruation. The Lactational Amenorhea Method (LAM) and Natural Family Planning included.
Susan Walker, LLL Leader & Sandi Prince, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]


403    NURSING TWO: IS IT FOR YOU?
Tandem nursing and twin nursing- the joys and logistics. Managing ambivalent feelings and criticism.
Includes a discussion of breastfeeding through pregnancy. Jennifer Corso, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

404    EMPTY ARMS
Helping mothers cope with pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and early infancy death. Includes practical
suggestions for reducing milk supply and other lactation issues. Judie Gubala, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

405    THE ART OF BABY-WEARING
Review the history and philosophy of baby-wearing. How it can make breastfeeding easier and Mom
more mobile. Various techniques and equipment will be presented. Proper fitting will also be
demonstrated and practiced. Mik McEwen, LLL Leader

406 LOVING PARTNERS, NURTURING PARENTS
There is romance after children! Keeping the romance in a relationship once the children arrive. April
Stirling, LLL Leader and Jamie Stirling

407    NIGHTTIME PARENTING AFTER THE FIRST YEAR
Reviewing the reasons for keeping your children close at night and sharing experiences of weaning them
from the parental bed. Includes a discussion of co-sleeping and the importance of bedtime rituals. Kathy
Vinson-Mack, LLL Leader
408     TO PRESCHOOL OR NOT PRESCHOOL?
A look at the history of preschool, preschool methods and philosophies, and the whys or why nots to
send your child to preschool. Will also include information on doing preschool at home, cooperative
preschool, and activities to do with your preschooler.
Christine Montano, LLL Leader

 409      EXERCISING STRONGER WINGS
Encouraging your „tweenager (8 to 12 year old) to explore independence while still maintaining a strong
parental emotional attachment.
Mary Beth Rumpf, LLL Leader

410 DRAW YOUR CHILD OUT
Author of the popular “Anti-Coloring Book” series will discuss why not to give your children coloring
books and the like. Plus 6-12 year olds will engage in a creative undertaking based on her books. Susan
Striker, (Designed for parent accompanied by child)

                                       Saturday Banquet Presentation
                                             6:15 - 7:30 PM
                                          Beauty and the Breast
A look at how breasts and breastfeeding are perceived in North American culture. How breastfeeding is
portrayed in the media, the problems it causes for women wishing to breastfeed and still have a public life,
and how to go about changing some of these beliefs.
Katherine Dettwyler, PhD


SUNDAY, April 13th
Leaders and Leader Applicants Only


SESSION V (8:30-9:45am)

501       MEDICAL AND LACTATION MANAGEMENT OF FAILURE TO THRIVE
Signs of failure to thrive, making referrals and coordinating the health care team in the management of
failure to thrive. Kathleen Pasakarnis, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

502       WHAT‟S IN THIS MAGIC MILK?
Learn the composition of breastmilk, LCPUFAs, and other nutrients and how breastmilk changes during a
nursing session as well as over the course of the breastfeeding relationship. Helen LaPlant, LLL Leader
[BE-CEU]

503    PROMOTING BREASTFEEDING, PROMOTING GUILT
A frank discussion of the problem of healthcare providers giving inaccurate information about the risks
of breastmilk substitutes due to their worries about making mothers feel guilty about not breastfeeding.
Katherine Dettwyler, PhD
504     BREASTFEEDING CASE STUDIES
Hone your skills with breastfeeding case studies on some common breastfeeding challenges. Practice
identifying problems and suggesting strategies to assist. Geared toward new Leaders and Leader
Applicants.
Elena Coffey, LLL Leader [BE-CEU]

505    MAXIMIZING THE BREASTFEEDING RESOURCE GUIDE
The Breastfeeding Resource Guide (BRG) is a newer addition to the Leader accreditation process. Leaders,
learn how to use it most effectively to prepare your Leader Applicants. And Leader Applicants, discuss
what it is and is not (a test!) and how it can help you become a more prepared Leader. Barbara Heaney,
LLL Leader [OM-CEU]
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506    ENRICHING YOURSELF
Share in an open discussion about how Leaders find time for the things that enrich their lives outside of
mothering. Please bring examples of your hobbies or ideas of activities that re-energize you to share with
others. Rebecca Harmon, LLL Leader

10:00 - 11:45 SUNDAY BRUNCH
The Roles of Leaders Around The World - Sharon Vines

ESSION VI (11:45 am - 1:00 pm)

601     NO TWO ARE ALIKE
Anatomical variations and illnesses that might make breastfeeding a challenge (tongue-tie, small mouth,
large breasts, jaundice, etc.). Carol Pennell, IBCLC, CCE [BE-CEU]

602    BREASTFEEDING THE PRETERM INFANT
Helping mothers of premature babies establish and maintain a milk supply; coping with separation issues;
bringing baby to the breast successfully; and supporting the breastfeeding relationship when baby comes
home. Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC [BE-CEU]

603   MAYBE I‟LL TRY
Helping mothers overcome ambivalence and reservations about breastfeeding. Diana West, LLL Leader
[BE-CEU]

604    HELLO, THIS IS LA LECHE LEAGUE
Role-playing helping calls. Effective listening skills, asking the right questions, importance of phone logs,
and resources available to Leaders. Robin Murtha, LLL Leader [CS-CEU]

605    $$$ FOR LLL
Does your Group fundraise? Want to know how? Why? What for? A discussion on successful
fundraisers as well as appropriate ways to spend the money. Jane Berendsen-Hill, LLL Leader [OM-CEU]
606 KEEPING LEADER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
      CURRENT
Tips to help Leaders stay well-read, well-versed and up-to-date on breastfeeding information and
counseling skills. Suzanne Campbell, LLL Leader [OM - CEU]

SESSION VII (1:15-2:30pm)

701 THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SUCKLING How joint range of motion and muscle
tension can prevent a successful breastfeeding experience. Sharon Vallone, DC [BE-CEU]

702    ASSISTING FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CO-WORKERS TO
      BREASTFEED
Helping loved ones to breastfeed has its obvious rewards, but beware the pitfalls. Suggestions to avoid
hurting the relationship in your zeal to make it work. Christine Montano, LLL Leader & Anne Murphy,
LLL Leader [CS-CEU]

703    BREASTFEEDING AND THE LAW
Connecticut has some of the more progressive laws in the United States. But what exactly are our rights
as they pertain to breastfeeding? Come explore together. Ilene Traiger, LLL Leader [OM-CEU]

704    DIFFICULT MEETING SITUATIONS
An interactive session for learning ways to work with challenging participants and/ or difficult subject
matter at Group meetings.
Janet Burton-Miller, LLL Leader & Louise Wills, LLL Leader [CS-CEU]

705 LET‟S GET ORGANIZED
Learn how to be better organized with LLL work. Using your computer to file your work. Barbara
Heaney, LLL Leader [OM-CEU]

Closing Session 2:45-3:30pm

				
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