La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to parents who choose to breastfeed. Anyone interested in feeding their baby human milk, whether pregnant, adopting, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, feeding donor milk, or anywhere in between, is welcome to come to our free meetings or call our Leaders for breastfeeding help. Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing parents. At these monthly meetings, attendees share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Knowing others who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. It is also important to have accurate, up-to-date information.
Chester County Live, Love, Latch! Picnic and PlaytimeOakbourne Park & Pavilion
1014 South Concord Road, West Chester, PA 19382
La Leche League Groups of Chester County will be hosting a Live, Love, Latch! Picnic and Playtime.
Come socialize with other breastfeeding/chestfeeding/pumping families and supporters.
Bring your own picnic and play on the playground. We will have lots of great door prizes and activities.
Please share with anyone you know who supports breastfeeding!
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General Meeting Information
We welcome nursing parents with their partner/support person to all of our meetings. Babies and nursing children are always invited to attend!
Please note: We want every family to get a healthy start; that means learning about breastfeeding together in a safe place. Please help to protect the little ones by observing this simple guideline: If you or any of your family members is exhibiting symptoms of illness at the time of the meeting, and/or has had a fever within the 24 hours preceding the meeting, we ask that you not attend -- please call or email a Leader with your breastfeeding questions instead.
A continuing series of four monthly meetings is based on the information found in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and covers:
- Meeting I: The Importance of Breastfeeding
- What makes breastmilk the superior infant food?
- How does nursing provide "health insurance" for baby?
- What are the advantages to the nursing parent? other family members?
- Meeting II: Baby Arrives: The Family & The Breastfed Baby
- How does the baby get started breastfeeding?
- How often and how long should the baby nurse?
- What is father's role? other children? grandparents?
- How do meals and housework get done with a new baby?
- Is it possible to breastfeed and go back to work?
- Meeting III: The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties
- What can be done if milk supply gets low?
- What if baby seems fussy all the time?
- How do other parents handle night time waking?
- Can sore nipples be helped? or prevented?
- Meeting IV: Starting Solids, Weaning and Family Nutrition
- When and how should baby start solid foods?
- What are the best foods to feed a baby? a toddler?
- How can family eating habits be improved?
- When and how do you wean?
La Leche League's basic manual, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, is for sale or loan at meetings. Also available is a lending library containing books covering all aspects of breastfeeding, childbirth, parenting and nutrition.
If you would like to download and print our meeting information, our flyer is available as a PDF file.
There are four La Leche League Groups in Chester County:
La Leche League of Downingtown (Evening Group)
La Leche League of Exton-Lionville (Evening Group)
La Leche League of Kimberton (Morning Group)
La Leche League of West Chester (Morning Group)
There are also Groups in these neighboring areas: Lancaster County, Berks County, Delaware County & the Main Line, and Central and East Montgomery County.
La Leche League of Downingtown
La Leche League of Downingtown meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM
These meetings are held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 46 W Lancaster Avenue, in Downingtown.
Call Judy (610) 363-6206 for more information.
* Not the fourth Tuesday U P C O M I N G M E E T I N G S Meeting I Meeting II Meeting III Meeting IV August 28 September 25 October 23 November 13* December 11* January 22, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 26, 2019
La Leche League of Exton-Lionville
La Leche League of Exton-Lionville meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM
These meetings are held at Exton Community Baptist Church, 114 E Swedesford Road, in Exton.
(between K-Mart and Post Office parking lots)
We meet in the church office building (split level house across the parking lot from the main church building)
Call Judy (610) 363-6206 for more information.
U P C O M I N G M E E T I N G S Meeting I Meeting II Meeting III Meeting IV August 8 September 12 October 10 November 14 December 12 January 9, 2019 February 13, 2019 March 13, 2019
La Leche League of Kimberton
La Leche League of Kimberton meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 AM
These meetings are held at Centennial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, in Kimberton.
Contact Kristina (610) 321-0319 or Jill (484) 999-0848 for more information.
± Toddler - A meeting for those nursing older babies and toddlers, focusing on topics such as extended nursing, loving guidance, toddler safety & more
*Not the first Tuesday
U P C O M I N G M E E T I N G S Meeting I Meeting II Meeting III Meeting IV Toddler ± August 7 September 4 October 2 November 13* December 4 January 8, 2019* February 5, 2019 March 5, 2019
Please note: This Group meets in a room with a lot of active toys, and those who attend often bring their toddlers and preschoolers as well as their babies.
There is generally more of a "playgroup atmosphere" at these meetings than at our evening Groups, which tend to be quieter.
La Leche League of West Chester
La Leche League of West Chester meets the third Tuesday of every month at 9:30 AM
These meetings are held in Suite 302 at 600 E Marshall Street, in West Chester.
(Building is across from the Chester County Hospital. Elevator is on the Maple Ave side of the building.)
Contact Shelly (484) 883-0572 or Kara (484) 402-6204 for more information.
In case of bad weather: If West Chester Area School District delays or closes, the meeting will be cancelled.
U P C O M I N G M E E T I N G S Meeting I Meeting II Meeting III Meeting IV August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18 January 15, 2019 February 19, 2019 March 19, 2019
The membership fee helps support local Groups, our Area and the international organization. Members receive a discount on registration for our annual Area Conference, and other benefits may be available. LLL membership is not required to receive telephone help or to be a welcome part of our meetings. Yearly memberships are offered at the $30, $50, or $100 levels, and may be purchased or renewed in person at a meeting, by mail using our printable membership flyer (.pdf format) or online using Paypal.
Leader InformationLa Leche League Leaders are experienced parents who are accredited by La Leche League International (LLLI) to help with all aspects of breastfeeding. Leaders are ready to offer encouragement, support, information, and practical help to both parents and interested medical professionals through monthly meetings and telephone help. All shared information of a medical nature has been approved by the LLLI Health Advisory Council.
Leaders in Chester County:
If you are unable to reach a Leader in Chester County, please call the Greater Philadelphia Area Helpline (610) 666-0359, serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.
- Email questions: ChesterCountyLLL@gmail.com
- Jill (484) 999-0848 email@example.com
- Kara (484) 402-6204 karaLLLWC@yahoo.com
- Heather (281) 419-4747 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Judy (610) 363-6206 email@example.com
- Kristina (610) 321-0319 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shelly (484) 883-0572 email@example.com
To find a Leader elsewhere, visit LLLI's Get Help page.
Leaders are volunteers working from their homes. Breastfeeding information is always available on the LLLI website. For non-urgent breastfeeding help and support, visit The LLLI Online Community.
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