Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Live, Love, Latch! Event on Saturday, August 27th, 2016

La Leche League of East County San Diego invites you to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with us! We are hosting a Live, Love, Latch Family Picnic at NTC Park at Liberty Station ​2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106.

There will be an opportunity drawing at the event and an online auction in the weeks before our event. Visit our FB page for more information: ​https://www.facebook.com/LaLecheLeagueOfEastCounty/
or email our Group at lllofeastcounty@gmail.com

Everyone attending will receive one free ticket upon arrival. Additional tickets will be sold at the picnic, and 100% of the proceeds will directly support La Leche League.

Bring your family, a picnic lunch, and a blanket.

This event is open to all breastfeeding supporters. You do not have to be currently breastfeeding a child to show your support.

​ We hope to see you there!​

Sunday, April 24, 2016

San Diego Miracle Milk Stroll 2016!

The Miracle Milk® Stroll is casual walk around the park to show our excitement and solidarity for this historic first—a national fundraising and awareness campaign for the human milk cause! It’s not a march, or a walk for distance. Each location will decide for how long or how far they choose to stroll.

For the stroll we plan to meet by the tables under the trees near the parking lot. We will walk from the park North to the fountain by the Reuben H Fleet Science center, walk down a ways and loop back around to Pepper Grove Park. We will end the stroll with a picnic. Please bring food, drinks, blankets, etc.

Join the Facebook Group for updates.

Please follow this link to register, cost is $10 and you can add any donation amount you would like: http://www.miraclemilk.org/product/stroll-registration/

If you would like to purschase a Tshirt to wear at the event please follow this link: http://www.onlinedonationstore.com/best-for-babes

The Miracle Milk Stroll is a project of the Best for Babes Foundation. 500 U.S. and Canadian preemie infants die annually, and 5,000 more are sickened, from Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). Feeding these fragile babies human milk has been shown to reduce the risk of NEC by 79%. NEC causes indescribable anguish to babies and parents. Just one NEC-related surgery can cost $200,000, not including lifelong complications and treatment. The AAP recommends donor milk for fragile babies, yet 60% of NICUs don’t use it. We need your help to make the 2016 Miracle Milk Stroll a success!

All net profits from this event will be distributed to this year’s non-profit beneficiaries, all of whom are working to increase access to human milk for vulnerable infants. This year’s beneficiaries are the Human Milk Bank of North America (HMBANA), the NEC Society, La Leche USA, and the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA). Your stroll registration fee is a tax-deductible donation which not only supports Best for Babes and our worthy non-profit partners, but also serves as your ticket to swag and prizes on the day of the event. We thank you for your financial support of any amount. But this is not the only way you can help! The Miracle Milk Stroll is also a milk drive. Help get more life-saving human milk to babies in need. Find your nearest HMBANA milk bank here. Best for Babes is the only mainstream, independent non­profit dedicated to changing the cultural perception of breastfeeding and human milk and to removing the barriers—the breastfeeding Booby Traps®—that prevent millions of moms annually from realizing their personal feeding goals.

We believe that ALL moms deserve to make a truly informed feeding decision and to be cheered on, coached and celebrated without pressure, judgment, or guilt! We believe ALL breastfeeding moms deserve to achieve their personal breastfeeding goals without being undermined by cultural and institutional Booby Traps. We believe ALL moms who decide not to, or are unable to breastfeed, deserve information about and access to safe donor milk—the next best substitute to a mother’s own milk. Best for Babes unites people under the human milk cause through ongoing projects and events: the Miracle Milk® Stroll; celebrity Champions for Moms; Nursing Harassment Hotline; the C.A.R.E-Code Alliance; and more. For more information or to get involved through your donations or volunteer time, please visit the Best for Babes website.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Live, Love, Latch! Event on Saturday, August 1, 2015

La Leche League of East County San Diego invites you to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with us! We are kicking it off with a Live, Love, Latch Family Picnic at Crown Point North in Mission Bay Park on Saturday, August 1st, at 11:00 a.m.

There will be an opportunity drawing at the event, which will feature prizes such as San Diego Zoo tickets, a Rockin' Baby Hero Ring Sling, Farm Fresh to You gift certificate and farm event tickets, a Sarah's Silks Rainbow Teether, and much more! Everyone attending will receive one free ticket upon arrival. Additional tickets will be sold at the picnic, and 100% of the proceeds will directly support La Leche League.

Bring your family, a picnic lunch, and a blanket to show your support for La Leche League and World Breastfeeding Week. We are looking forward to seeing you for a fun time by the bay!

This event is open to all breastfeeding supporters. You do not have to be currently breastfeeding a child to show your support.

If you are unable to attend or you would like to further support LLL, please check out our online silent auction. Some of the items featured include a brand new Tula baby carrier, Suzie's Farm CSA box and farm tour tickets, a Maya Wrap doll carrier, Bamboobies and Bella Maternia gift certificate bundle, as well as many other exciting items for you and your family. The auction can be found at www.32auctions.com/LLL2015

We hope to see you there!

Milk Drive on August 3, 2015, at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital

Do you or someone you know have an excess supply of breastmilk you're looking to donate? On August 3, 2015, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is hosting their first ever milk drive in partnership with Mothers' Milk Bank!

Did you know that just three ounces of donor breastmilk can provide up to 12 feedings for a premature baby? Sharp Mary Birch invites you to a milk drive to support their tiniest NICU patients.

Stop by to donate your excess breastmilk. No minimum donation—any amount helps!
Monday, August 3, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
3003 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

Attendees should park in the Sharp Mary Birch parking structure. Validation will be provided. Voucher for free blood test screening will be given to new donors.

Raffle prize opportunity sponsored by the New Beginnings Boutique & Gift Shop

Sunday, May 31, 2015

La Leche League USA Survey

Please tell us about yourself and your family so we can learn more about the families LLL USA is reaching! This anonymous survey will only take 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

The survey will be open until June 30, 2015.
Thank you for your help and support!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

La Leche League of Southern California/Nevada presents:
Supporting a Breastfeeding Culture 2015: A Parenting and Health Care Professional Conference
May 22-24, 2015
Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, CA

This family-friendly Conference for parents and healthcare professionals features nationally-known speakers presenting the latest information on a variety of parenting and breastfeeding topics. Sessions cover childbirth choices, family communication, parenting challenges, breastfeeding and fertility, infant health, the evolution of human milk, and more; many offer continuing education credit. Children are welcome at every session; there is a play area with toys in each room. Held over Memorial Day weekend at a wonderful hotel, the Conference offers families a chance to learn as well as play and relax together. It's also an amazing educational bargain for health care professionals with opportunities to gain CE credit and network with colleagues.

Visit www.lalecheleaguescnv.org/conference/wp/ to download a brochure with full Conference information and session descriptions, and to register online. Don't wait! Early bird registration ends Monday, April 20!

And go to the Conference's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/775613129200271/ to ask questions, find roommates and carpools, to share what you are excited to see or learn about, share the page with others, and let us know you are attending!