La Leche League International

La Leche League Groups of Chester County, Pennsylvania

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are 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 mothers. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Knowing other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. It is also important to have accurate, up-to-date information.



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General Meeting Information

Babies and nursing children are always welcome at our meetings!

Please note: We want mom and baby 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:

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.

Groups Information

If you would like to download and print our meeting information, our flyer is available as a two-sided 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 Kerri (610) 585-5541 or Judy (610) 363-6206 for more information.

§Fathers welcome at Meeting II
* 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
      March 25   April 22
  May 27   June 24§   July 22   August 26
  September 23   October 28§   November 18*   December 16*
  January 27, 2015   February 24, 2015§   March 24, 2015  

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 Rd, 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 or Kerri (610) 585-5541 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
      April 9   May 14
  June 11   July 9   August 13   September 10
  October 8   November 12   December 10   January 2015 TBA
  February 2015 TBA   March 2015 TBA    

La Leche League of Kimberton
La Leche League of Kimberton meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9:30 AM
These meetings are held at Centennial Evangelical Lutheran Church,
1330 Hares Hill Road, in Kimberton.
Contact Kristina (610) 321-0319 or Jennifer beanmom@beanmom.com for more information.

In case of bad weather: If either Downingtown or Phoenixville Area School District delays or closes, the meeting will be cancelled.

± Toddler - A meeting for mothers nursing older babies and toddlers, focusing on topics such as extended nursing, loving guidance, toddler safety & more
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 ±
        April 1   May 6
  June 3   July 1   August 5   September 2   October 7
  November 4   December 2   January 6, 2015   February 3, 2015   March 3, 2015

Please note: This Group meets in a room with a lot of active toys, and the mothers 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 Wednesday of every month at 9:30 AM
These meetings are held in room #240 at the West Chester Municipal Building,
401 E Gay Street, in West Chester.
Contact Shelly (484) 883-0572, Barbara (610) 399-3311, or Meghan (610) 431-1682 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
  March 19   April 16   May 21   June 18
  July 16   August 20   September 17   October 15
  November 19   December 17   January 2015 TBA   February 2015 TBA
  March 2015 TBA      

Membership Information

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 $25, $40, 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.

Breastfeeding Aid Sales Program

The La Leche League Groups in Chester County, PA, are proud to offer Medela pumps and breastfeeding products for sale to local mothers. Items are sold at competitive prices to help fund La Leche League's mission to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.

Products on hand include:

Contact Judy for more information and prices
(610) 363-6206  
japolley@verizon.net

Leader Information

La Leche League Leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers who are accredited by La Leche League International (LLLI) to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. Leaders are ready to offer encouragement, support, information, and practical help to both mothers 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.

To find a Leader elsewhere, visit LLLI's Leader Information page.

Leaders are volunteers working from their homes. For 24-hour breastfeeding assistance, call the LLL Breastfeeding Helpline at 1-877-4-LALECHE (1-877-452-5324). This call is toll-free. For non-urgent breastfeeding help and support, visit:

Breastfeeding information is always available on the LLLI website.

Links

LLLI Breastfeeding Resources Page
LLLLinks page
Index of La Leche League Group Web Pages
La Leche League in Pennsylvania
La Leche League International Main Page
About La Leche League:
    * La Leche League Purpose Statement
    * La Leche League Mission
    * La Leche League Philosophy

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