LLLI News 11 January 2019

HAPPY New Year

We wish all Leaders a Happy New Year and a successful 2019.

This beautiful banner is free to use by LLL groups / entities around the globe. Please credit the designer, Mariana Elenova (an interested mother). It is available from the LLL Leaders Facebook group, along with several others: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122542657841441/


WHAT’S UP AT LLLI? SHARING THE LATEST BOARD NEWS

The LLLI Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on 18 December.
Our discussion focused on financial matters, proposed changes to the Bylaws and the Board election process.

The minutes from the meeting will be published after they have been approved at the next monthly Board meeting in January. The next meeting will be held on the 22 January. Contact the Board with your questions, concerns, and suggestions at board@llli.org.

WHEN BREAST ISN’T BEST: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS IN BREASTFEEDING

Do you help sexual abuse survivors with their breastfeeding goals? As hidden and pervasive as sexual abuse can be, it’s important that we use all the tools we can as we approach parents and their needs.

Led by Elizabeth Johnson from Spark Equity, our most recent webinar covers how abuse can impact ability and desire to breastfeed, red flags that could indicate a history of sexual abuse and practical tools to support all families in a thoughtful way

Find out more here: https://llli.org/webinar-registration-when-breast-isnt-best/

Thank You To:

The Admins and Moderators in the LLLI Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group who responded to 10,999 posts in 2018! We are so grateful for the comprehensive, research based support that Leaders provide while also sharing LLL philosophy. If you would like to join the group as a moderator, or read more information about the group, please see the ‘Looking For’ item in LLLI News, 14th December.

From the Breastfeeding Today archives

Check this Out! This important post by Diana West, republished with permission, answers questions about breastfeeding and cancer https://llli.org/cancer-and-breastfeeding/

Leader Today

The latest issue of Leader Today was recently emailed to Leaders.
You can read it here: https://llli.org/leader-pages/leader-today/current-issue/(Leader ID and Login required).
It includes fantastic articles to support your work as Leaders:
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and Breastfeeding
Thinking of Resigning?
Listening and Hearing… Mother-to-Mother Support Skills for Leader Applicants
Ten Ways to Publicize Your Group
The Breastfeeding Class You Never Had: Getting started nursing your baby
Feelings of Unease and What to Do with Them

Did you know we recently updated our thrush article?

https://llli.org/breastfeeding-info/thrush/

NEWS FROM THE DIRECT CONNECT ENTITIES (DCES)

LLL Guatemala impartiendo capacitación de consejeras y consejeros de pares a la Cruz Roja de Guatemala.
La capacitación fue impartida a madres de comunidades lejanas, personal sanitario y voluntarios de la Cruz Roja Guatemalteca los días 24, 25 y 26 de octubre de 2018.

LLL Guatemala recently delivered peer counselor training to the Guatemala Cruz Roja (Red Cross)
The training was given to mothers from distant communities, health personnel and volunteers of the Guatemalan Red Cross on October 24, 25 and 26, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS 

Email your burning questions, comments, or compliments to the LLLI Executive Director at lee@llli.org or call her directly at 919-459-8586.