The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #30, February 2005
The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #30, February 2005
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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Many Web site changes this month!
1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. La Leche League Activities in Europe
3. 2005 LLLI Conference: Online Registration Is Available
4. Putting the Fun Back in Fundraising
5. Outstanding Active or Retired Leader Awards for 2005
6. News from LLLI Publications
7. LLLI Representation and Accreditation
8. Two Proposals submitted for the World Bank Development Marketplace (WBDM) Competition
9. Come to Washington DC for the LLLI Conference, Stay for the Sights
10. Help LLL
1. NEW ON THE LLLI WEB SITE
*The Center for Breastfeeding Information's breastfeeding paper of the month is a very important one, "Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk," the new revised statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding from Pediatrics: http://www.lalecheleague.org/cbi/journal.html
*The registration booklet for the 2005 LLLI Seminar for Physicians is now available online. http://lalecheleague.org/ed/PhysSem05.html
*You can also find a link to online registration for the 2005 LLLI Conference at http://www.lalecheleague.org/05conf/05conf.html
*Items from LLLI's newest 2005 Catalogue are now incorporated into our online catalogue. New items include new lactation consultant series and study modules, the new 2005 Facts about Breastfeeding, and books ranging from discussions of breastfeeding in US culture to innovative ways to feed your family. You can also obtain a PDF version of the print catalogue from our main catalogue page at http://lalecheleague.org/catalog.html
*The LLL Alumnae Association have created a new collection of Web pages that are of interest to any former Leader, former member or former breastfeeding mother. Learn about the LLL Alumnae activities and more at http://www.lalecheleague.org/Alumnae.html
*Two of our Frequently Asked Questions files have been revised in the past month to include the most up-to-date information possible:
*Articles from the November-December 2004 edition of our publication for members, NEW BEGINNINGS, are now featured on our Web site at http://www.lalecheleague.org/nb.html. Don't forget, to get each issue as it is available, join La Leche League, either through your local LLL Group (http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebIndex.html will help you find one) or on our membership form at http://www.lalecheleague.org/membership.html. You can also subscribe to NEW BEGINNINGS here https://www.lalecheleague.org/nb_contrib.html
*We have also added the October-November 2004 issue to our collection of articles from LEAVEN articles, from our publication for LLL Leaders. It features an interesting article on adoptive breastfeeding beyond infancy. http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleaderweb/LV/index-date0004.html#oct04
*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 choose a country from our convenient drop-down menu listing all countries and regions with LLL sites. Eight new US Groups have been listed in the past month, in California, New York, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Washington. To find all these, look at our collection of local LLL Web pages: http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebIndex.html.
2. LA LECHE LEAGUE ACTIVITIES IN EUROPE
Many countries in Europe are holding conferences, workshops or other activities in the coming months. Visit each location's Web site to learn more about these events!
*LLL Ireland Annual Conference March 12-13, 2005 http://homepage.tinet.ie/~lalecheleague
*LLL France seminar for Health Professionals : March 18, 2005 http://www.lllfrance.org
*LLL Italy Leader day and seminar for Health Professionals : May 13 - 15, 2005 http://www.lalecheleague.org/Area/Italy.html
*LLL Swiss European Conference : June 10-11 2005 http://www.stillberatung.ch
Programme is at: http://www.stillberatung.ch/PDF/pdf/kongress_vorprogramm_engl.pdf
*LLL Great Britain Leader Day: October 15, 2005 http://www.laleche.org.uk
3. 2005 LLLI CONFERENCE: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE
La Leche League International would like to cordially invite you to the 19th International Conference - Breastfeeding: Ancient Art, Modern Miracle. You can check out the new registration book at: http://lalecheleague.org/05conf/LLLI05reg.pdf or visit http://www.lalecheleague.org/05conf/05conf.html to get a glimpse of what's waiting for you at this year's Conference and to find the link to online registration. If you haven't heard already, this year's Conference is packed with about 70 exciting sessions that deal with everything from breastfeeding and parenting to personal development. Flip through the pages of the new registration book and you'll be sure to find hundreds of reasons why you can't miss the 19th International Conference which runs from July 2-5, 2005. So visit http://www.lalecheleague.org/05conf/05conf.html to register for the Conference and your hotel room at the same time.
La Leche League members are receiving conference registration materials in their copies of NEW BEGINNINGS right now!
4. PUTTING THE FUN BACK INTO FUNDRAISING
This year LLLI is launching a new fundraiser that we think you will enjoy. We are organizing "house parties" to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of our organization, as well as fundraise for our future. Donations received at the parties will be used for the new 50th Anniversary Fund.
What is the 50th Anniversary Fund?
The 50th Anniversary Fund is designed to support the basic programs of La Leche League International as we move into our sixth decade of serving mothers and babies.
While much of LLL work is done by volunteers and requires little or no funding, many LLL programs need financial support. LLLI produces publications as simple as tear-off sheets on the benefits of breastfeeding and as complex as a 680-page reference book for health professionals and lay breastfeeding counselors. We operate the Center for Breastfeeding Information - the world's largest research collection of breastfeeding studies. LLLI conducts international conferences, workshops for lactation specialists, and seminars for physicians. LLLI's Peer Counseling Program trains women to support breastfeeding in minority and low-income communities. The 800 Helpline at LLLI provides immediate counseling for mothers in need and refers families to the local LLL group in their area for ongoing support. The LLLI Web site reaches millions of homes and offices with accurate breastfeeding information and connections to local community support. LLLI works with international agencies such as UNICEF and WHO to ensure that breastfeeding stays on the policy agenda.
All of these activities require funding and it is an annual struggle to ensure support for our programs. LLLI has spent too many years working through budget crunches that force reduction in programs that are already run on a shoestring. We are a mature organization now and it is time to think about our finances in a different and more responsible way. The goal of the 50th Anniversary Fund is to raise $500,000 by 2007 in order to ensure support for LLLI's basic programs and services for many years to come.
None of us want to wonder if La Leche League will be there to support our daughters and granddaughters as they enter motherhood. We hope you will join in our efforts to sustain LLLI well into the next 50 years!
For more information, log onto http://www.partyhostcenter.com/lalecheleague and start planning to host or attend a house party for the 50th Anniversary Fund.
5. OUTSTANDING ACTIVE OR RETIRED LEADER AWARDS FOR 2005
The LLLI Alumnae Association is seeking nominations for its award to be presented at the LLLI Conference in Washington DC in July, 2005. The award is given to past or present LLL Leaders who have gone on to demonstrate excellence in their professional, personal, or volunteer accomplishments, and who are recognized as leaders in their field. These accomplishments may be in any area, such as business, government, the arts, media, education, social services, sciences, health care, literary or humanitarian endeavors, etc.
Past award recipients include the LLLI Founders (1999), Peggy O'Mara of Mothering Magazine (2001), Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker of Attachment Parenting International (2003).
Nominees must be submitted by another person, with the following criteria included:
*Contact information (mailing address, email, and phone number) for nominee (if available) and nominator
*A description of the nominee's professional, personal, or volunteer accomplishments
*An explanation of why this person is a recognized leader in her field or endeavor
*Information on when and where the nominee was (or currently is) an LLL Leader
The nomination is due on or before March 15, 2005. Choose one of the following options to submit a nomination:
Mail your nomination (responding to the questions listed above) to Janet Jendron, LLL Alumnae Award Committee Chair 112 Park Springs Road Columbia SC 29223-5520 USA
Email your nomination (responding to the questions listed above) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit the online nomination at http://www.lalecheleague.org/Alumnae/awardnom04.html
If you have questions you may contact Pam Oselka, Coordinator of the Alumnae Association at 269-469-2706 or POselka at llli.org. All nominations must follow the guidelines and meet the deadline.
6. NEWS FROM LLLI PUBLICATIONS
1. Available soon
Updated pamphlet on Sore Nipples. No. 1616-17.
Facts about Breastfeeding 2005
Includes summaries of important research about breastfeeding from the past year. Will be available as a single sheet or in tear-off pads of 50.
2. Coming Soon
Tear-off sheets on jaundice in the breastfed baby and environmental chemicals in human milk.
Study Module (1669-25) and LC Unit (1667-19) on starting complementary foods for the breastfed baby, by Judith Roepke, PhD, RD. LC Units offer an economical source of information on specific technical topics for breastfeeding counselors. Study Modules offer continuing education credits for many health care providers. (No discounts apply to Study Modules or LC Units.)
3. For a limited time only:
Protecting the Gift
Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
Protecting the Gift goes beyond "don't talk to strangers" and empowers parents to worry less and trust their intuition more. This book will be available only for a limited time. Softcover, 336 pages.
No. 1615-7, $11.95.
4. Order your 2005 LLLI Pocket Planner today! Ideal for keeping track of important meetings and dates! Makes a great thank-you gift for Group Workers and co-leaders. No. 1563-16, $1.95.
Check the LLLI Web site catalogue page for availability of new items or to order other products today.
Surface mail: LLLI, 1400 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173-4808
7. LLLI REPRESENTATION AND ACCREDITATION
Heidi Kuonen-Goetz, LLLI/UN Representative and LLL Leader/LLL of Switzerland represented La Leche League International at the World Health Organization Executive Board 115th Session, which took place from January 17-25, 2005 in Geneva Switzerland.
The LLLI office in Schaumburg IL USA registered five (5) La Leche League Leaders to attend and represent the organization at the Forty-Ninth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to be held from 28 February to 11 March 2005 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, USA. The CSW 49th Session will focus on a review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action (4th World Conference of Women held in 1995 in Beijing China) and current challenges and forward looking strategies for empowerment of women and girls.
As part of the annual process of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, LLL Leaders were registered by LLLI for the 2005 accreditation; four LLL Leaders for NGO Section/New York City, USA; two LLL Leaders for NGO Liaison Office/Geneva, Switzerland; and one LLL Leader for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Two LLL Leaders were registered by LLLI for 2005 as LLLI Representatives of NGOs associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, based in New York City, USA.
8. TWO PROPOSALS SUBMITTED FOR THE WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT MARKETPLACE (WBDM) COMPETITION
On January 21, 2005, LLLI submitted two proposals to the WBDM competition. One of the proposals titled "Breastfeeding: The Beginning of a Sound Environment." is a collaborative effort between LLLI and Project Kesher (a non-profit organization based in Illinois, USA) to implement breastfeeding and mother support activities in Ukraine, utilizing the Project Kesher network and field staff in that country. The second proposal "Human Milk: An Important Natural Resource" proposes to implement a community-based breastfeeding peer counselor program in one community in Pakistan, as a joint effort of LLLI, Health for Humanity (a PVO based in Wilmette Illinois, USA) and Resource Centre for Development Alternatives (RCDA), a local non-profit educational organization in Pakistan. The Development Marketplace is a way for the World Bank to identify and directly support innovative bottom-up development ideas that deliver results, which can then be expanded or replicated elsewhere. The general theme for the 2005 competition was: Innovations for Livelihoods in a Sustainable Environment. The competition is operated in two rounds and LLLI will know by the first of April if it has advanced to Round 2 with one or both of the proposals. If you have questions or are interested in knowing more about these proposals, please contact Stephanie Weishaar, Funding Development Department SWeishaar at llli.org or Rebecca Magalhaes, External Relations & Advocacy RMagalhaes at llli.org.
9. COME TO WASHINGTON DC FOR THE LLLI CONFERENCE, STAY FOR THE SIGHTS
Plan to tour Washington, DC before or after the La Leche League International Conference, July 2-5, 2005 at the Hilton Washington, Washington, DC, USA.
You might know about the beautiful parks, the impressive monuments, and the larger museums, but don't overlook the hidden treasures that Washington, DC offers.
If you enjoy Russian artifacts and beautiful gardens replete with orchids, be sure to visit the Hillwood Museum and Gardens. Housed in the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post this by reservation only museum highlights a sumptuous and fanciful collection of Faberge decorative eggs and other intriguing artifacts. Visit http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org for more information and to reserve your time at this museum.
The Phillips Collection is a favorite of those who enjoy paintings by Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, and other masters. This inviting place to enjoy art was originally the home of Duncan Phillips and was the first museum of modern art established in the United States. The museum is one of the many international treasures of Washington, DC. The museum Web site at http://www.phillipscollection.org offers more information.
If you are visiting with the younger set, http://www.washingtondckids.com will help you discover such delights as the Washington Doll House Museum, the National Postal Museum, and even the world's largest chair.
Come to the LLLI Conference for the information and inspiration, be sure to stay for the sights. Registration and the list of exciting speakers is available on the LLLI Web site at http://www.lalecheleague.org/05conf/05conf.html.
10. 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: Nancy Jo Bykowski, Mary Hurt, Janet Jendron, Sue Ann Kendall, Rebecca Magalhães, Rachel O'Leary, and Stephanie Weishaar
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