The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #11, July 2003
The OnLLLine Chronicle is a free monthly e-newsletter from La Leche League International, an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. We will share updates on LLLI's activities, new products, and other breastfeeding-related news. Thank you for subscribing, and hope you enjoy our news and information!
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1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. LLLI Conference Thanks
3. Remainder Book Sale
4. New LLLI Book on Tandem Nursing
5. LLLI- LI means La Leche League International Leaders with *Initiative*!
6. Join Us for the World Walk for Breastfeeding!
7. Help LLL
1. NEW ON THE LLLI WEB SITE
The La Leche League Web site brings you breastfeeding information, news from LLLI and much more -- here's what we've added in the past month or so:
*See below for details on our 2003 LLLI Conference Web pages.
*A memorial article on the numerous contributions and influences the late Dr. Gregory White had on La Leche League been added to our collection of memorials: http://www.lalecheleague.org/memorials/GWhite.html
*Two new selected bibliographies have been added to the Center for Breastfeeding Information's collection, one on breastfeeding and diabetes and one on breastfeeding and obesity. http://www.lalecheleague.org/cbi/additional.html
*The Web listing of World Walks around the World is growing daily. See if there is a World Walk happening near you, or send us your listing! (see article #6 for more). To see this listing and learn more about the World Walk go to http://www.lalecheleague.org/walk.html
*Updated information on the composition of LLLI's 2003 Board of Directors and the results of the July 2003 Board meeting are online at http://www.lalecheleague.org/BOD/BOD03.html
*If you are looking for an LLL Group to attend, don't forget to visit our index of local LLL Group Web pages. Seven new Groups have been listed in the past month -- maybe one is near you! http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebIndex.html
2. LLLI CONFERENCE THANKS
The 2003 LLLI Conference in San Francisco was a smashing success, with around 3,000 attendees (mothers, fathers, and children). The weather was beautiful in the city, and the hotel staff was wonderful to us. Start saving and raising funds NOW to join us in Washington, DC, USA for the 2005 LLLI Conference.
You can see highlights on our photo page at: http://www.lalecheleague.org/03conf/photos.html
And you can read online journals that chronicle the conference experiences of five very different LLL Leaders here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/03conf/techbios.html
You can read abstracts for all our poster sessions here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/03conf/poster.html
Our main conference web page contains links to the conference newsletters, too: http://www.lalecheleague.org/03conf/03conf.html
If all this gives you a hankering to attend an LLLI Conference, be sure to check our listing of Area Conferences -- we have added three new listings in the past week alone, and one may be near you: http://www.lalecheleague.org/Area/AreaConf.html
3. REMAINDER HOUSE BOOK SALE
LLLooking for a bargain? La Leche League International is offering the following books at low discount prices for a limited time. A listing of all the books on sale will be listed here by July 26.
There will also be a link to our catalogue sale from this page.
4. NEW LLLI BOOK ON TANDEM NURSING
A fascinating new book on breastfeeding during pregnancy and tandem nursing available from LLLI now.
ADVENTURES IN TANDEM NURSING: BREASTFEEDING DURING PREGNANCY AND BEYOND, by Hilary Flower, supports breastfeeding mothers with wisdom and gentle respect. Flower combines clear explanations of the available research on the safety of breastfeeding during a healthy pregnancy with personal stories and observations from many experienced mothers, including Norma Jane Bumgarner, author of LLLI's classic book MOTHERING YOUR NURSING TODDLER. Peggy O'Mara, author of the Foreword, says, "Every page delights me!" Insight-filled illustrations by Beth Hannon point out the humorous side of continuing to breastfeed during a pregnancy and/or becoming a "tandem mama."
(No. 1379-12, $14.95, softcover, 325 pages.)
5. LLLI-LI means La Leche League International Leaders with *Initiative*!
Have you, or someone you know in LLL, used your initiative to help mothers and babies and LLL in your part of the world? Let's share the good news! It might be a new way of doing your usual LLL work, or it might be something different. LLLI Board wants to hear about it, and may publish stories on the web or in other ways. You may write about your own work, or another Leader or other LLL volunteer. If you write about your friend/colleague, please ask her/his permission first. Please write a short account of what you did and how it worked, and send it to:
Rachel O'Leary, LLLI Board member
9 The Paddocks, Burwell, Cambridge, CB5 0HQ, Britain
roleary at llli.org
There is no deadline for this - it will be an ongoing project. Please include a brief mention of how you communicate with LLL about this activity. Your stories may be edited for LLL publication. Editors of LLL newsletters are invited to send stories they have published relevant to this topic, with the author's permission. Please include your own mailing address and email address if available. If you are writing about somebody else, please include their name and address as well. When you send your contribution to the Board, you are granting copyright to LLLI.
6. JOIN US ON THE WORLD WALK FOR BREASTFEEDING
August 1-7 is when many parts of the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. La Leche League Groups and other entities around the world use this time to promote breastfeeding by holding the World Walk for Breastfeeding in many locations. See our World Walk Web page for more, including links to our press releases on World Breastfeeding Week and the World Walk.
Our listing of World Walk for Breastfeeding events around the world is still growing daily. We have listings for over 100 walks in four countries and 32 US states. Please remember to send in your Walk information so we can list it on the LLLI Web site -- we hear many reports of walkers and donations that have come from these listings! Let sak at llli.org know your walk plans.
To contribute or find a World Walk near you, visit:
Don't forget that all Walk materials are available either for download at the World Walk link above, or through the online LLLI Catalogue.
7. LA LECHE LEAGUE HELPS YOU -- YOU CAN HELP LA LECHE LEAGUE
If you find that this newsletter is helpful to you, or if you would just like to help with the important work LLLI does in helping mothers around the world breastfeed, you can make a contribution, quickly and easily, via our Web site at: http://www.lalecheleague.org/donor.html. Another option is to become a member of La Leche League -- to learn how, go here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/membership.html
We appreciate your support, whether as a friend, a member, or a volunteer. Remember, contributions resulting from THIS newsletter helped fund our new chat software! You can make a difference!
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Contributors: Nancy Jo Bykowski, Michaelene Gerstner, Sue Ann Kendall, Rachel O'Leary
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