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The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #19, March 2004

The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #19, March 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. La Leche League Great Britain Conference to Be Held in April
3. LLLI Seminar for Physicians on Breastfeeding Registration Now Available
4. LLLI Lactation Specialist Workshops Year 2004 -- Breastfeeding: Evidence-Based Success
5. LLL Alumnae Trip to Savannah, Georgia USA
6. It's Not Too Early to Think about the Next LLLI Conference!
7. LLLUSA World Breastfeeding Week Celebration and LLLI World Walk Update
8. 2004 LLLI Catalogue Coming Soon!
9. Keep giving through!
10. Another Fun Way to Earn Funds
11 . Help LLL



*Registration forms and program information for the 2004 Lactation Specialist Workshops series and the 2004 Seminar for Physicians on Breastfeeding are now linked in -- register now for early bird pricing! The Exhibitor Prospectus for the Seminar for Physicians is also now available in PDF format.

*Items from the 2004 Spring Catalogue are now in our online store. Print copies will be mailed soon (see article 8 for some highlights).

*New information, including many forms, FAQs and other files, on World Breastfeeding Week activities in the USA for 2004 is now available on our new LLLUSA World Breastfeeding Week Celebration pages. See details in article 7 below)

*The LLLI Board has posted information on a proposed bylaws change on the Board pages, and listed the 2004 Board members (biographies coming soon). Actions taken at the February 2004 Board of Directors meeting have been added to our collection of LLLI Board materials for Leaders, and the Policy and Standing Rules Notebook has been revised to include the policy changes passed at the meeting (Leader password required).


*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 .Thirteen new US Groups have been listed in the past month in California, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington -- maybe one is near you! And La Leche League of Ecuador now has its own site! To find all these, look at our collection of local LLL Web pages:



The La Leche League Great Britain Conference 2004 theme is "Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Art. The Conference will take place at Eastwood, near Nottingham, England on 2 & 3 April, 2004. Amongst the speakers will be Nils Bergman, Senior Medical Superintendent of Mowbray Maternity Hospital, South Africa, speaking about Kangaroo Mothercare "The Original Paradigm", Dr Penny Stanway, a developmental paediatrician before becoming a writer and author of "Breast is Best", and Marian Tompson, one of the Founders of La Leche League International.

You can find the registration brochure here:

A listing of other upcoming LLL Area and other conferences can be found at -- see if there is one in YOUR part of the world!


3. LLLI SEMINAR FOR PHSYCIANS: Compelling Topics, State-of-the-Art Research, and Distinguished Faculty

Physicians from around the world will gather July 26-28, 2004 at La Leche League International's (LLLI's) 32nd Annual Seminar for Physicians, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at the Hyatt Regency Newport, Newport Rhode Island. The American Academy of Family Physicians is participating as a Cooperating Organization.

Regarded by many health care providers as the premiere learning opportunity for breastfeeding information, the seminar provides continuing medical education credits for obstetricians, pediatricians, family physicians, osteopaths and CERPs for lactation consultants. LLLI has fulfilled the accreditation requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and is accredited as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

Among the topics covered will be breastfeeding support in the office, current issues in exposure of the US population to environmental chemicals and their distribution in human milk, and predicting breastmilk intake through visual assessment. Breastfeeding basics, a multidisciplinary panel on breastfeeding ethics, and the latest research on how past abuse can affect breastfeeding and specific strategies to help will also be included in the program.

Distinguished faculty include: Michelle Brenner, MD, FAAP, IBCLC; Lawrence Gartner, MD; Cheston M. Berlin, MD; Jan Riordan, RN, EdD, IBCLC; David Meyers, MD; Julie Wood, MD, IBCLC, FAAFP; Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC; Kathleen A. Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM; Ellen Robinson, MD, FACOG; James J. McKenna, PhD; and Antoinette Eaton, MD, FAAP.

For more information, including registration form, brochure, exhibitor prospectus and a press release, visit the Web page at or contact Sally Murphy at SMurphy at or (847) 519-7730, ext. #218.



The ongoing series of Lactation Specialist Workshops offer continuing education for nurses, lactation consultants and physicians who work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and physician's offices. The workshops provide a post-graduate course for lactation specialists on current breastfeeding information, and the skills and tools needed to assist breastfeeding mothers in prenatal and postnatal situations.

Dates and locations of workshops

Spring 2004

April 17-Pittsburgh PA
April 19-Atlanta GA
April 21-New York NY
April 23-Minneapolis MN

Fall 2004

October 16-Phoenix AZ
October 18-Baltimore MD
October 20-Boston MA
October 22-Chicago IL

For further information on contact hours for nurses, CERPS for Lactation Consultants, Continuing Medical Education for physicians or additional meeting information, please contact Sally Murphy, Meetings Manager, at (847) 519-7730, ext. #218; SMurphy at or visit the Web page at



From November 11th through November 14th, 2004 the Alumnae Association of La Leche League is sponsoring an excursion to Savannah, Georgia, USA. Strolling through Savannah's squares under the live oak trees, meandering from one end of the Historic District to the other passing historic homes, houses of worship, shops and galleries, visitors to the city get to soak in the history, culture and to sample the low country foods of Georgia's oldest city.

The group will be staying at the Courtyard by Marriott in the heart of the historic district across the street from the Savannah Visitor's Center. The trip will include two dinners, a lunch, a guided tour, as well as admission to several attractions and the theater.

For more information and to request a registration brochure contact:

Phoebe Kerness
137 Spinnaker Walk
Savannah, GA 31410 USA

LLL Leaders, watch for more information and details about the trip in the next issue of LEAVEN.



Save July 2-5, 2005 for La Leche League International's 19th Conference: Breastfeeding: Ancient Art -- -Modern Miracle. Attend because of compelling subjects, world-renowned speakers, unparallaled networking possibilities and continuing education credits.

Arrive early or stay later to enjoy the many sites unique to Washington, D.C. USA. Many museums, art galleries and the National Zoo are open every day and many provide free admission, too.

The La Leche League Conference team is busy preparing for the best conference yet. As speakers are confirmed we will be posting their names and session titles on the LLLI Web site and sharing them in the OnLLLine Chronicle as well. Conference Web pages are at



An enthusiastic team of organizers is working hard to prepare materials and compile ideas for the 2004 LLLUSA World Breastfeeding Week Celebration. LLL Groups all over the US will be holding walks, runs, picnics, fun fairs and many other events to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week this year. To learn about what's going on, see our beautiful new logo or review our materials, visit -- We will soon have listings of upcoming events.

More information is being added every day!

LLL Groups all over the world will be holding celebrations and World Walks for Breastfeeding this year as well. Visit our World Walk Web pages to learn about these events, and if you are sponsoring one, please send details as soon as possible, so we can include you in the listing -- remember, the LLLI Web site is visited by parents around the world! The World Walk pages are at


8. 2004 LLLI Catalogue Coming Soon!

Special offer on LLLI cookbooks.

While supplies last, order a copy of WHOLE FOODS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY and receive a complimentary copy of WHOLE FOODS FROM THE WHOLE WORLD. Limit 10 complimentary copies per customer. 1488-22, $18.95

New tear-off sheets!
*Safe sleep: Information on ways breastfeeding protects against SIDS, and tips for safely sharing sleep with your infant. 1486-27, pad of 50, $5.50; 10/$41.25
*Facts about breastfeeding 2004: Includes summaries of important research about breastfeeding from the past year. 1481-27, pad of 50, $5.50; 10/$41.25

Also new in this catalogue is LLLI's 7th edition of the classic WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING: a beloved classic ready for a new generation. 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, soft cover, 450 pages.

Coming soon: Smoking and breastfeeding: Tear-off sheet on how to minimize the effects of smoking on your breastfeeding baby. Includes information on nicotine gum and the nicotine patch.

Order by:
Fax: 847-519-0035
Surface mail: LLLI, 1400 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173-4808



LLLI receives monthly checks for donations made by online shoppers at If you haven't already enrolled in this simple program, please consider doing so at:

The Funding Development Department at LLLI would like to thank those of you who have been using for your online purchases. LLLI's donations from the program have grown from an average of $46 a month a year ago to an average of $210 per month in recent months. Following a wave of publicity in NEW BEGINNINGS, LEAVEN, and the OnLLLine Chronicle, we received a record donation of $429 mailed to us in February. Many thanks to those of you who shopped via for your holiday gifts!



Here's a new and easy way to raise money for La Leche League International.

LLLI is now working with i.think inc., an online marketing research firm. You can sign up with as a survey panel member and designate LLLI as the recipient of your fee. It won't cost you anything beyond a few minutes of time and your opinion. You will be contacted only when you meet the criteria for the survey sponsors' target audiences, asking you via email to participate in online research surveys. Every time you complete a survey, La Leche League International will be automatically credited. The amount earned per completed survey ranges from $2-$20 dollars - and there are also regular drawings for large cash prizes.

It's easy to get involved!

1. Go to the Web site at and choose "Sign up to become an i.think inc. panel member".

2. Fill out the sign-up survey.

3. Under the "Funds for Charity" section, select La Leche League International from the list of names.

4. Once you have completed the sign-up survey, including a valid email address, you'll be contacted with an Internet address and password for specific surveys for you to take part in.

5. At the end of the survey, press the "Submit" button, and La Leche League International will be automatically credited as the recipient of all money you have earned.

It's legitimate and safe!

i.think inc. is an ethical research company that maintains an online respondent database and acts according to marketing association guidelines. Maintenance of your confidentiality is essential to their ongoing success. Email lists are NOT sold or provided to anyone. You can opt out at any time. The sign-up survey asks for personal information only so that you can be matched appropriately with sponsor surveys. Your name and information will be used ONLY to contact you about sponsored survey opportunities.

Visit today to help La Leche League International!



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:

Another option is to become a member of La Leche League -- to learn how, go here:

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: Nancy Jo Bykowski, Sue Cardus, Mary Hurt, Sue Ann Kendall, Pam Oselka, and Stephanie Weishaar

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