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La Leche League of Greenwich-Stamford @Byram Shubert Library

April 3 @ 10:00 am

La Leche League is a non-profit, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group.

Meetings are free and are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Come for support, share successes, troubleshoot challenges, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of parenthood.

For more information: 203-340-1218 or email: [email protected].

Date:
First Wednesday of the Month, January 2024 to June 2024
Time:
10:00am
Location:
Byram Shubert Library Community Room
Audience:
  Adult     Baby 
Categories:
  Community Sponsored     Health and Wellness 
Check website, where we also list weather changes, etc: https://www.lllct.org/greenwichstamford

The Greenwich-Stamford group has been around since 1972 and still going strong!


A Brief History of La Leche League

Our story starts in 1956. La Leche League was formed in Chicago (USA) by seven women who wanted to give breastfeeding help and support to others. Marian Tompson and Mary White were nursing their children at a picnic and found that many people came up to them to express interest or tell them how they had wanted to breastfeed but failed.

At the time in the USA, many traditional breastfeeding practices were no longer the norm. Nursing your baby was not encouraged by the medical establishment, and not practiced widely enough for there to be practical support available. Seeing this gap in information and support, Marian and Mary enlisted the help of five of their friends and acquaintances and the seven began to hold meetings.

These seven Founders of LLL were Mary Ann Cahill, Edwina Froehlich, Mary Ann Kerwin, Viola Lennon, Marian Tompson, Betty Wagner, and Mary White. Read more on our Finding The Founders page.

Details

Date:
April 3
Time:
10:00 am
Series:
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Website:
https://www.lllct.org/greenwichstamford

Venue

Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830 United States
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