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.
http://bit.ly/LLLfb2015

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!

Monday, April 13, 2015

LLL USA has partnered with Best for Babes for the 2nd Annual Miracle Milk Stroll!

Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Miracle Milk™ Stroll to raise funds, educate, & raise appreciation for the life-saving power of human milk! LLL USA will receive a portion of the proceeds raised.

We will meet at the 6th Avenue Playground in Balboa Park from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. At about 10:30 we will walk down to the Balboa Park Bridge, down to the fountain in front of the Science Center and then head back to the park. Bring your own picnic if you'd like. T-shirts are for sale until April 15th and will be delivered to your house.

Registration Link: http://www.firstgiving.com/team/293202
We are group La Leche League San Diego (Elise Pinon).
Here's a link to buy shirts until April 15th:
Miracle Milk Stroll t-shirts

Facebook page with more information about La Leche League San Diego's Stroll:
La Leche League San Diego's Stroll on Facebook

Lots of ways to help: Join the Stroll. Make a Donation. Donate Milk to your local milk bank. Do one or all three! There are lots of ways to help!

Human Milk Saves Lives 500 U.S. & Canadian preemie infants die annually, and 5000 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 it is not available in 60% of NICUs.

For more information about the Miracle Milk Stroll, check out Best for Babes' event website and Facebook page:
http://www.bestforbabes.org/miracle-milk-stroll/
https://www.facebook.com/miraclemilkstroll

Best for Babes is not affiliated with any milk bank or milk banking organization. Proceeds from this year's MMS support Best for Babes and this year's partners: NEC Society and LLL USA.

Proceeds benefit Best for Babes and our Partners to fund education for parents, medical directors, hospital administrators, and health care providers about the existence, accessibility, safety and life-saving power of human milk and donor milk for our most fragile and compromised infants in the NICU. For more information about Stroll proceeds, click here. For more information about how BFB uses donations, see Where the Money Goes.