Author Archives: Marya, LLL Leader

About Marya, LLL Leader

Co-leader of LLL of North/Central Berkshire County, MA

Photos from Berkshire County’s Big Latch On

We had 12 mamas registered to latch on! Advertisements

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Berkshire County’s Big Latch On

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and to celebrate, La Leche League has announced a nationwide breastfeeding event called the Big Latch On. On Saturday August 6, 2011 at 10:30am thousands of nursing mothers and their babies across the United … Continue reading

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Annual Picnic Time!

This month our meeting will be a potluck picnic at 5:30pm Wednesday, July 13th at Pontoosuc Lake. Park in the lot on Hancock Road, Pittsfield. We’ll have a small pop-up shelter and tables under the pine trees. There is swimming … Continue reading

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Next LLL Meeting: The family & the breastfed baby

One of the challenges of growing an organization that began over 50 years ago is how to adapt to the changes within a society or culture. The women who met under a tree in a park looking for breastfeeding support … Continue reading

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The Importance of Breastfeeding

Tonight we discussed how to reframe the breastfeeding discussion by moving away from the word “best” and reintroducing nursing as “normal”. As individual women we understand this concept, but in the midst of an entire society that doesn’t, supplementing or … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Breastfeeding

In preparation for tomorrow night’s meeting (Wednesday, 5/11/11, 7:00pm at the UU Church in Pittsfield), I was surfing for information about the benefits of breastfeeding and thought I would share a few links. I found the last one most interesting: … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Thought you might enjoy this today: Help Wanted: The Ideal Mother The transition into motherhood can be tough on anyone. “I just wasn’t cut out to be a good mother,” says the weary voice of my friend on the telephone. … Continue reading

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