Come and visit us at our next meeting at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital, Ystradgynlais or participate in our virtual Facebook meeting. Face to face drop-in meetings are held between 10.30am – 12.30pm on the below dates and our virtual meetings take place on our Facebook page, on selected dates.
When and Where are Meetings Held?
Our face to face, drp-in meetings are held throughout the year between 10.30am and 12.00pm at Ystradgynlais Commounity Hospital in the Adelina Community Room. Older siblings are more than welcome to join you and there will be refreshments on offer.
Dates for 2019:
- Friday February 8th
- Friday February 22nd
- Friday April 5th
- Friday June 14th
- Friday July 12th
- Friday September 6th
- Friday October 4th
- Friday November 15th
- Friday December 16th
Our virtual meetings take place on selected dates throughout the year on our Facebook page at 8pm and allows you to communicate with your local LLL leader and other breastfeeding mums from the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is join the Facebook group and then log on at 8pm on the meeting date and everything will be explained in the top meeting post. Join our Facebook group to be kept up to date with dates
Who Should Attend Meetings?
Anyone who has an interest in breastfeeding is welcome to join us, including (but not limited to)
– Expectant mums who want to learn more about breastfeeding
– mums who are experiencing challenges to breastfeeding and are looking for support
– mums who have established breastfeeding and are looking to meet up with other like minded mums
– extended breastfeeders who want to find a safe and caring environment to share their experiences
You are welcome to join us for just one meeting if you’re after specific help regarding a specific challenge, or, you can come to every meeting to enjoy the friendship and support the group offers. You could even volunteer to take up a helping role in the group (contact Kelly for more details about group jobs).
Children of any age are welcomed alongside you, but please bear in mind that our toys are probably only suitable for keeping babies/toddlers amused during the meeting. If your children are older you may want to bring something to keep them occupied.
What can I expect at a meeting?
The group is led by an accredited La Leche League leader Kelly who is an experienced breastfeeding mum who has been trained by La Leche League to be a breastfeeding counsellor. You will also find at least one of our leader applicants, Cath and Kirsty on hand to welcome you and a couple of our regular Mums.
Our meetings are a mix of informal chat shared over a nice cup of tea or coffee and perhaps, depending on the mood of the group, a more formal discussion/activity looking at common breastfeeding issues/themes.
We have an extensive library of books and information sheets about breastfeeding that are available for you to borrow or buy. For more information about the library see here.
We do not make a charge for attendance at the group whilst at the hospital, however we do ask that you could provide a small donation to cover the cost of refreshments and to aid with the running of the group in general (library, leaflets etc). A £1 donation is about what most mums feel is appropriate.
Our virtual meetings are different in the sence that you can just spectate or you can participate at any time and dip in and out throughout the meeting. You will find past meeting posts still on our Facebook page which wil give you an idea of what to expect.
The three reasons I breastfed – The milk was always at the right temperature; it came in attractive containers and the cat could never get at it – Irena Chalmers
Why La Leche League?
We know that many baby behaviours, including wanting to be held, needing to nurse ‘again’, and waking at night, are perfectly normal, and we can help you figure out ways to meet your babies needs and your own without sacrificing breastfeeding. You are free to take with you what sits well for you and leave the rest at the door.