The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #17, January 2004
The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #17, January 2004
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. Give and Give Some More with iGive!
3. Add La Leche League to Your New Year's Resolutions!
4. Incredible Progress in the Peer Counselor Program
5. Physicians' Seminar: Register Early and Save Money
6. Hedy Nuriel Joins LLLI as Executive Director
7. Get Your New WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING!
8. News from the Center for Breastfeeding Information
9. LLLI Representative Attends Mother Support Group Meeting in India
10. Help LLL
1. NEW ON THE LLLI WEB SITE
*Our regularly scheduled Thursday online support chat meetings have been changed from 10 am to 1 pm Eastern Standard time. If you are a regular attendee or wand to try a chat, mark your calendar! There are many other choices to try as well! For more on online LLL meetings, visit http://www.lalecheleague.org/chat/chat.html
*The logo for the 2005 LLLI Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, USA has been announced. You can see it at http://www.lalecheleague.org/05conf/05conf.html
*New dates and locations for training opportunities in our Peer Counselor program can be seen at http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/PeerTraining.html Additional news from the Peer Counselor program can be found later in this newsletter.
*The Frequently Asked Questions file on becoming a Lactation Consultant has been updated. If you are interested in this field, read the FAQ to learn what programs and services LLLI offers to lead you to certification. http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/LC.html
*The Center for Breastfeeding Information's selected bibliography on breastfeeding and exercise has been updated to include a new reference. Find it listed here, along with other useful information: http://www.lalecheleague.org/cbi/additional.html
*Articles from the November-December 2003 issue of our popular member publication, NEW BEGINNINGS, are now on the Web. A featured article is one on medications and the breastfeeding mother, at http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBNovDec03p204.html. Remember, members get this publication in living color two months before they are uploaded -- another good reason to join LLL! See all the latest articles at http://www.lalecheleague.org/nbdate.html#NovemberDecember2003
*If you are looking for an LLL Group in your vicinity to attend, don't forget to visit our index of local LLL Group Web pages. Sixteen new US Groups have been listed in the past month in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin -- maybe one is near you! There are new listings in many other countries as well, including Mexico and Spain. http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebIndex.html.
2. GIVE AND GIVE SOME MORE WITH iGIVE!
Extended Deadline! Extra! Extra! Read all about it! $5 Free Donation!
Through February 29, 2004, (extended deadline) each new member who registers at iGive and shops will earn an additional $5 for you. That's on top of the standard of up to 26% from their shopping. Only hitch - you've got to shop within 45 days of joining. With over 490 stores now at iGive.com, you've got some great choices.
Sign up for iGive here: http://www.iGive.com/LLLI
This simple act really works! LLLI raised more than 900 dollars from shoppers using iGive in 2003.
3. ADD LA LECHE LEAGUE TO YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS!
Here's a New Year's Resolution you can keep!
Have you been wondering how you can support mothers and babies throughout 2004? Have you considered making a stronger commitment to breastfeeding this year? Here is the opportunity for you – Commit a dollar a day to La Leche League International. That's right, for the cost of a cup of coffee (and much less than a cappuccino!) you could be a regular supporter of LLLI's work to educate and support breastfeeding women around the globe.
Follow this link https://www.lalecheleague.org/cc_contrib.html to our secure credit card donation form. Check the box for LLLI to debit your credit card each month for one year and enter $30 in the amount box. Complete the form and LLLI will do the rest of the work!
We appreciate your continued support of La Leche League International and we wish you a very happy new year!
4. INCREDIBLE PROGRESS IN THE PEER COUNSELOR PROGRAM
The LLLI Peer Counselor Program has just completed a (Train the Trainer) LLLI Peer Counselor Program Administrator Workshop in New Orleans at Louisiana State University, sponsored by Medela, private donations to LLLI's Peer Counselor Program and LSU. The four day training was attended by resident and intern physicians, OB and Gyne clinic nurses, Nursery nurses, NICU nurses, instructors for the local Schools of Nursing, Home Healthcare nurses, and a La Leche League Leader. A total of 14 were trained.
Our next Train the Trainer workshop is being held at our International Office in Schaumburg, IL March 15-19, 2004 with the option of a practicum (hands on experience) the 17th-20th. We will also be holding 2 Peer Counselor trainings at the International Office in Schaumburg, Feb. 21, 28, March 13 & 20, 2004 (a Sat. training) and March 17-20th. We also have a Peer Counselor training March 3,10, 17 & 24th in the Washington DC area.
For those who are looking for a basic breastfeeding course, we will be doing that in Schaumburg on April 14-17th and in Washington DC area May 17-20. The breastfeeding course is open to all and is especially recommended for those who work with pregnant and postpartum women, in pediatric offices, WIC offices, home healthcare settings and social service agencies.
For more information or to enroll please contact Kathy Baker, kbaker at llli.org or 847-519-7730 X222 for more information. Also visit our Peer Counseling web pages at http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/PeerCounsel.html
5. REGISTER NOW FOR 2004 LACTATION SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS
There is an exciting line-up of sessions to be offered at the 2004 Lactation Specialist Workshops, which will be facilitated by Mary Kroeger, RN, CNM, MPH and Michal A. Young, MD, FAAP. The focus will be on Breastfeeding: Evidence-Based Success. With eight different locations to choose from, there is sure to be one just right for anyone interested in working with breastfeeding dyads. For further information, visit http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/LactSpec04.html or contact Sally Murphy, Meetings Manager, at (847) 519-7730, ext. #218, SMurphy at llli.org
6. HEDY NURIEL JOINS LLLI AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
La Leche League International, the oldest and largest breastfeeding mother support organization, has announced the appointment of Hedy Nuriel as Executive Director.
Ms. Nuriel formerly served as President/CEO of HAVEN, a multi-service county-wide organization for victims and perpetrators of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence in Oakland County, Michigan.
The mother of two breast-fed children, Nuriel first became acquainted with La Leche League as a young mother in Israel and has been an active proponent of breastfeeding and La Leche League ever since.
The new head of La Leche League International holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is a certified social worker in Michigan and has held senior leadership positions with several nonprofit agencies for over 20 years.
"It is wonderful to belong to an organization that helps so many mothers and babies. I look forward to many years of spreading the word of the importance of breastfeeding," said Ms. Nuriel.
For the rest of the press release on the new Executive Director, see http://www.lalecheleague.org/Release/ED04.html
7. GET YOUR NEW WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING
Take advantage of advance discount prices for the seventh edition of the beloved classic, THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING. Until February 15, 2004, purchase copies for yourself, your LLL Group, or your friends and family at these prices:
Advance Retail or Member Price $12.50
Advance Leader Price $11.00
(Prices do not include shipping and handling.)
The revision reflects new views from research while maintaining its trademark style of mother-to-mother sharing. Updated references and resource lists provide mothers with the tools needed to make informed decisions. Read an excerpt from the new edition and find out more at:
No. 1438-12, Retail price: $16.95, softcover, 450 pages.
Surface mail: LLLI, 957 N. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5194
8. NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION
Each month, the Center for Breastfeeding Information features a current breastfeeding-related research article, providing citation and an abstract. This month's entry is:
"Nutritional and physiologic significance of human milk proteins"
Author: Bo Lonnerdal
Am J Clin Nutr 2003;77(suppl):1537S-43S
"Breast milk proteins assist in providing adequate nutrition to breastfed infants while simultaneously aiding in the defense against infection and facilitating optimal development of important physiologic functions in newborns."
To read the rest of the abstract, visit http://www.lalecheleague.org/cbi/journal.html (after this month, it will be archived in the past articles of the month collection).
In other news, Katy Lebbing, BS, IBCLC, will be the new Manager for the CBI beginning February 2, 2004. Carol Huotari, who previously managed the CBI, will be working part time from home (mostly) and will support Katy in this new role. Katy has worked on the LLLI 800 line, as well as in the LLLI office managing the Breastfeeding Resource Centers, and will continue to handle that department. Katy worked for years in the Illinois Professional Liaison Department and has a private lactation consultant practice of her own.
And finally, the "2004 Facts About Breastfeeding" work has been compiled and is now with our Publications Department. It should be available soon.
9. LLLI REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDS MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING IN INDIA
On December 12, 2003, Rebecca Magalhães attended a meeting of Mother Support Group (MSG) Leaders in Mumbai (Bombay) India, that included a buffet lunch and participation by members of the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI). Dr. Prashant Gangal, a BPNI member and Co-Coordinator of the WABA Mother Support Task Force, organized the meeting and facilitated the discussion that ensued on mother support and breastfeeding. Ms. Magalhães described the LLLI methodology of mother-to-mother support (MtMS), particularly in relation to LLL MtMS groups that are based in the communities where the LLL Leaders (community breastfeeding counselors) live and volunteer. The MSG Leaders also presented breastfeeding situations to the group and participants shared information on the resolution of these situations.
9. 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. You can make a difference for mothers and babies everywhere!
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Contributors: Kathy Baker, Nancy Jo Bykowski, Carol Huotari, Sue Ann Kendall, Mary Lofton, Rebecca Magalhães, Stephanie Weishaar
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