Due to Covid 19 we have had to cancel all our face-to-face meeting, however we are still here to help and support you with all your breastfeeding concerns. We are thrilled to announced that we will now be holding virtual meetings via Zoom.
Every Tuesday at 10.00-11.00 am Every Thursday at 20.00-21.00 pm
Please emaillaleche.Bernie@gmail.com if you would like to attend and a link to sign-in to the Zoom meeting will be sent to you.
Looking forward to “seeing” you!
What does a Café La Leche coffee morning look like?
10.00 am: Doors open; you are welcome to make yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable.
10.30 am: We start the meeting with a short welcome, introductions, and an ice breaking question. We open the discussion with general questions, sometimes focus on a particular topic of interest to the majority and sometimes even watch a DVD.
11.00 am: We break for one-to-one breastfeeding support; these are individual sessions where you can discuss your own breastfeeding challenges with the LLL Breastfeeding Counsellor. Please come at 10.00 if you want to speak in person to one of our Breastfeeding Counsellors!
12.00 pm: We aim to finish the meeting.
You are welcome to come anytime between 10.00 and 11.30. We try and see as many mothers and babies as we can but sometimes we are not able to see everybody if you want one-to-one help. However, many mothers find that they benefit from the general group meeting where we answer everybody's questions
Recent studies have shown that mother-to-mother breastfeeding support groups do make a massive difference. They are:
very useful in helping you to master new skills related to breastfeeding,
a fantastic place to watch other breastfeeding mothers and be able to normalise the experience,
a great setting to learn about the early challenges many mothers encounter in the post natal period and share ideas on how to solve them,
a safe place to discuss worries about anything breastfeeding related, and last but not least
you can make life friends that will go through a similar breastfeeding journey.
Our coffee mornings (see venue differences below) are informal gatherings which provide an opportunity to chat with other pregnant or breastfeeding mothers in your area who are sharing a common experience and/or to speak to our accredited Breastfeeding Counsellors. They are friendly, confidential and open to all mothers: pregnant and breastfeeding, and their children (breastfeeding or not!). There is no need to book, just come along for a cup of tea (bring your questions) or if you want to see a Breastfeeding Counsellor (one-to-one) please do arrive as early as you can (10.00 am). During Coffee mornings, there might not be a Breastfeeding Counsellor to see you individually, questions will be answered in a group setting.