The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #24, August 2004
The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #24, August 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 we hope you enjoy our news and information!
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1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. More Than Breastfeeding: LLLI's Conference to Offer Sessions on Parenting
3. Job Opening at the Schaumburg Office
4. Breastfeeding in the News
5. Available Now from LLLI Publications
6. Choose LLLI in the CFC!
7 . US World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations
8 . Help LLL
1. NEW ON THE LLLI WEB SITE
*Items from our 2004 Mid Year Catalogue are now in our online store. See what carefully selected and interesting new books and products you can buy from LLLI! New items range from the newest books on breastfeeding and parenting to children's books and innovative new breast pumps. The catalogue can also be downloaded in PDF format. http://www.lalecheleague.org/catalog.html
*LLLI is engaging in a survey of visitors to our Web site. If you are interested in participating, visit the survey site! it only takes a few moments and one lucky participant will win a prize! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=72168495966
*Our collection of articles on extended breastfeeding that have appeared in our magazine, NEW BEGINNINGS, over the past many years, has been selected by the Natural Child Project http://www.naturalchild.org as their Parenting Site of the Month for August, 2004. If you haven't looked through our collection recently, give it a look -- we add new articles every other month. http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBextended.html
*Updated information on breastfeeding laws in Texas has been added to our collection of breastfeeding-related legal issues. We hope to have an update for Illinois in a day or two. Recently updated US states have a date next to them. http://www.lalecheleague.org/LawBills.html
*The Center for Breastfeeding Information's "additional information" collection now features a link to breastfeeding statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are pleased to have links to statistics that were not sponsored by formula manufacturers! Check the CBI additional information page out for many interesting links to breastfeeding research, and more. http://www.lalecheleague.org/cbi/additional.html
*On the 2005 LLLI Conference pages, you will find information on even more of the speakers we will be featuring in Washington, DC next year, including Diane Wiessinger, Nancy Mohrbacher, Judith Roepke, and Jolene Ivy. There are also new articles on ways to participate in the conference. http://lalecheleague.org/05conf/05conf.html
*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, or chose a country from our convenient new drop-down menu listing all countries and regions with LLL sites. Eight new US Groups have been listed in the past month, in California, Illinois, Michigan, and North Carolina. Groups in Barbados have also been linked in. To find all these, look at our collection of local LLL Web pages: http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebIndex.html.
2. MORE THAN BREASTFEEDING: LLLI'S CONFERENCE TO OFFER SESSIONS ON PARENTING
La Leche League International Conferences are well known for their continuing medical education sessions. It is, perhaps, less well known that in addition to evidence-based breastfeeding sessions, these conferences also include interesting and cutting-edge sessions on parenting.
For example, Barbara Colorosa, MA will present two sessions at the LLLI Conference: Children and Ethics, the topic of one of her soon-to-be published books and Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders, the topic of one of her best-sellers. Barbara's talk will resonate with clarity, honesty, and insight. Her practical information will be presented in an interesting and inspiring format. She will draw on her decades of working with youth and her worldwide experience with conflict resolution. Ms. Colorosa is a sought-after speaker and prolific author of international best sellers.
Dr. Linda S. Budd will present a parenting session on Living with the Active Alert Child. Throughout the past thirty years, Dr. Budd has developed a way to think about active, curious, energetic, creative, and fearful children she calls "active alerts," previously referred to as "difficult" children. They are more challenging to parents than the children described in most books, but they are not children who fit many clinical criteria, such as attention deficit disorder. Dr. Budd will present groundbreaking strategies for parents as she talks about parenting these children. She is the author of Living with the Active Alert Child.
Other parenting speakers will discuss how to connect with boys and empower girls, practical ways to create a calm and happy home, the gentle art of discipline, making sense of adolescence, the importance of parents, and lessons on the art of fathering from the game of baseball. You will leave the parenting sessions better prepared to be the kind of parent you want to be.
La Leche League International's 19th International Breastfeeding Conference, Breastfeeding: Ancient Art, Modern Miracle, will be held at the Hilton Washington and Towers, Washington, DC, USA July 2-5, 2005.
For a more complete list of sessions and speakers, visit LLLI's Web site at www.lalecheleague.org
3. JOB OPENING AT THE SCHAUMBURG OFFICE
LLLI needs a self-motivated, highly efficient, administrative employee to join our funding development team. Requires experience in data entry, database reports, and business letters; ability to multi-task and work to deadlines; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Also need to respond to donor inquiries in a timely, pleasant, and professional manner. Send resume and cover letter to SWeishaar at llli.org or fax 847-519-0035. More info at www.lalecheleague.org/jobs/funding.html
4. BREASTFEEDING IN THE NEWS
Here are the latest links to breastfeeding articles on the World Wide Web that readers have shared with us. Please bear in mind that none of them are sponsored by LLLI, and that they are presented for informational purposes only. Here are some items that have come in during the past month:
*"Breast-Feeding Cuts Genetic Breast Cancer Risk"
*UNICEF's widely reported World Breastfeeding Week media release: "Breastfeeding can save over 1 million lives yearly"
*How Illinois got new breastfeeding legislation: "Breast-feeding fight yields legal victory: Rebuked for her attempt to nurse her child at a health club, a La Grange woman launches a drive that leads to a new state law" (requires signing up to view the story, which expires on August 22)
Many of these articles are samples of the kinds of research that will be categorized in the Center for Breastfeeding Information database in the near future! Read more at http://www.lalecheleague.org/cbi/cbi.html
5. AVAILABLE NOW FROM LLLI PUBLICATIONS
The new LLLI Catalogue features a number of items published by La Leche League International:
Study module "Breastfeeding and the Sexual Abuse Survivor," by Kathy Kendall-Tackett, offering information on different strategies for helping the breastfeeding mother who has suffered such abuse, descriptions of different reactions of breastfeeding mothers, and suggestions for maintaining appropriate emotional boundaries as a lactation counselor. Earns 2 CERPs.
A new tear-off sheet, "Persistent Diarrhea in Babies and Toddlers." Replaces the previous pamphlet, "Persistent Diarrhea: Could it be Lactose Intolerance?" Condenses the material and emphasizes the most common causes of stool variations in babies and toddlers.
"Help for Sore Breasts" -- a revision of the previous pamphlet. Information about what to do in case of plugged ducts and breast infections and how to identify possible causes. Updated to include new illustrations and information about latch-on.
2005 Pocket Planner: Ideal for keeping track of all important meetings and dates! Makes a great gift.
Check the LLLI Web site catalogue page to order these or other products today.
6. CHOOSE LLLI IN THE CFC!
If you're a USA Federal Employee or a member of the Military, or you know someone who is, please remember #1957.
Code #1957 identifies La Leche League International in the 2005 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the large fundraising drive in which USA government employees, civilian and military, have the opportunity to donate to nonprofit organizations. By designating LLLI (#1957), a Federal employee or member of the military is helping La Leche League make breastfeeding a reality for more mothers and their babies.
Please spread the word! Remember LLLI in the CFC, #1957!
7. WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK CELEBRATIONS
More than 370 US La Leche League Groups, Chapters, Areas and other entities (including the US Western Division and LLL Online) have held exciting activities to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week so far this month, ranging from walks to baby fairs to picnics and concerts. Additional activities will be held well into September! The public is welcome to attend, participate and assist with organizing activities. The LLLUSA World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations Web pages have photos and other information on some of the events that have already been held. They will tell you how to get started on your own activity. Our list of participating Groups and list of event details will help you find a WBW Event near you to join in. Help La Leche League celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding to mother and baby by joining us! If you are planning an event, don't forget to register it and post the details -- the links below will explain more:
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: 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: Mary Hurt, Sue Ann Kendall, Rebecca Magalhães, Kimberlie Stefanski, Mardrey Swensen, and Stephanie Weishaar
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