The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #12, August 2003
The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International Issue #12, August 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. Global Session Reports
3. Remainder Book Sale Continues
4. How Many Babies Can You Fit Into the Washington, DC Hilton?
5. Baby Steps Are Being Heard around the World
6. Breastfeeding Clinical Support in Challenging Situations
7. New Ways to Contribute to LLLI's Future
8. 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:
*Links to information on many La Leche League Area Conferences have been added recently. These are wonderful ways to meet families with breastfed children in your vicinity. See if an Area Conference will be held near you soon by visiting http://www.lalecheleague.org/Area/AreaConf.html
*Four new Frequently Asked Questions files have been added to our collection of materials in Russian. More will be coming soon! http://www.lalecheleague.org/Russian.html
*The LLLI Board has posted an update on news from the LLLI Office, the LLLI Conference, our financial status, and other information at http://www.lalecheleague.org/BOD/finance03b.html
*The Web listing of World Walks around the World is growing daily -- we have listings for four countries and 35 US states. See if there is a World Walk happening near you, send us your listing, or send us your results -- we have photos and brief reports from two or our walks already available! (see article #5 for more). To see this listing and learn more about the World Walk go to http://www.lalecheleague.org/walk.html
*We have added a new forum on milk supply issues to our bulletin board on working and breastfeeding. http://www.lalecheleague.org/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro
We are also in the process of installing new and improved bulletin board software, so we can include more topics. Check this newsletter for updates!
*Don't forget our online LLL meetings! Our new chat software is easy and fun to use. Meet breastfeeding mothers and share your joys and concerns with them! To learn more: http://www.lalecheleague.org/chat/chat.html
*You are welcome to submit memories of Leaders and friends of LLL who have passed away for our memorials pages, which have two new entries this month: http://www.lalecheleague.org/memorials.html
We have also added "We Remember," a listing of Leaders who have passed away, to our Alumnae Web pages: http://www.lalecheleague.org/Alumnae/remember.html
*If you are looking for an LLL Group to attend, don't forget to visit our index of local LLL Group Web pages. We are revising their look and feel over the next few weeks, and some local pages will be moving to a new server, but don't worry, they will still be listed and you will be redirected if you go to an older page! Seven new Groups have been listed in the past month -- maybe one is near you! http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebIndex.html
2. GLOBAL SESSIONS REPORT
The report on the Global Sessions that took place at the LLLI Conference in San Francisco is now up on the LLLI Web site at http://www.lalecheleague.org/advocacy.html
There is a general report about all of the sessions, as well as detailed summaries of the presentations and actions from each individual session.
3. REMAINDER HOUSE BOOK SALE CONTINUES
LLLooking for a bargain? La Leche League International is still offering the following books at low discount prices for a limited time. A listing of all the books on sale can be found at:
Please also check out our other sale items at http://www.lalecheleague.org/catalog/bigsaleREAL.html
4. HOW MANY BABIES CAN YOU FIT INTO THE WASHINGTON, DC HILTON?
La Leche League International will hold its 19th International Conference, July 2-5, 2005, Washington, D.C., USA.
Join health care professionals and parents from around the globe for three information- and fun-packed days in an atmosphere where breastfeeding is the norm.
LLLI Conferences feature outstanding speakers and cutting-edge information on topics that range from breastfeeding to parenting, nutrition, and self-improvement. Continuing Education credits are provided for Registered Nurses, Board Certified Lactation Consultants, and Physicians. Watch LLLI's Web site for more information as the exciting list of speakers develop in the next few months.
After circling the Conference dates on your 2005 calendar, turn back to 2004 for a minute and circle July 26-28, 2004 to remind yourself about LLLI's Seminar for Physicians in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. This premier event will feature a distinguished faculty of lactation experts and offer continuing education credits. Another LLLI Physicians Seminar will take place prior to the LLLI Conference in 2005. Read more at http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/PhysSem04.html
5. BABY STEPS ARE BEING HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
Many La Leche League Groups around the world have already held successful World Walks for Breastfeeding. Walks have been or will be held in US states from Alaska to Wisconsin, and in Germany, Canada and Israel.
While many were held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, others will be held through September. Visit our web site under special events to read about Walks held and to be held.
There is still time to join a planned Walk or register to do one of your own. To register call 847-519-9585, fax 847-519-7730 , or email PRAssociate at llli.org
6. BREASTFEEDING CLINICAL SUPPORT IN CHALLENGING SITUATIONS
There's still time to sign up for La Leche League International's 2003 Lactation Specialist Workshop-October 18, Phoenix, Arizona; October 20, Baltimore Maryland; October 22, Braintree, Massachusetts and October 24, Lisle/Naperville, Illinois.
Join other health professionals and discover more about Breastfeeding: Clinical Support in Challenging Situations.
With increasing rates of breastfeeding initiation, it is essential that lactation specialists have access to the skills, information and education that will enable them to meet the needs of mothers and babies. Developing a knowledge base that can help them to assist mothers in achieving their goals, which will result in increased breastfeeding duration.
To find out more about the workshops or Continuing Education credits for registered nurses, board certified lactation consultants and physicians please contact SMurphy at llli.org or call Sally Murphy at 847-519-7730, x 218. To see the free brochure or register on line please visit LLLI's Web site at http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/LactSpec03.html
7. NEW WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO LLLI'S FUTURE
Are you short on cash, but you still want to support the world's foremost experts on mother-to-mother breastfeeding support? Now you can support La Leche League International every time you shop online by means of iGive.com. Learn about it here:
Another way you can help LLL is to donate used LLL books and materials through the LucyShares program:
The newest way to help out is to contribute to buying a beautiful art print for each of the LLL Founders -- proceeds will go to LLLI. See the print and read details at:
8. 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:
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: Mary Hurt, Sue Ann Kendall, Rebecca Magalhaes
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