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 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.

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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:

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 share 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
Although our meetings are always free, the Evening Groups request pre-registration.
Please call or email the Leader for information or to RSVP at (610) 363-6206 or
JAPolley@Verizon.net.
If you get the voice mail, please leave a message and the Leader will get back to you.

* 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
        April 23
  May 28   June 25   July 23   August 27
  September 24   October 22   November 19*   December 10*
  January 28, 2020   February 25, 2020   March 24, 2020  

La Leche League of Exton-Lionville
La Leche League of Exton-Lionville meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM
Although our meetings are always free, the Evening Groups request pre-registration.
Please call or email the Leader for information or to RSVP at (610) 363-6206 or
JAPolley@Verizon.net.
If you get the voice mail, please leave a message and the Leader will get back to you.

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 10   May 8
  June 12   July 10   August 14   September 11
  October 9   November 13   December 11   January 8, 2020
  February 12, 2020   March 11, 2020    

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.

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 those 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 2   May 7
  June 4   July 2   August 6   September 3   October 1
  November 12   December 3   January 7, 2020   February 4, 2020   March 3, 2020

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 fourth Wednesday 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.

* Not the fourth Wednesday
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 24   May 22   June 26
  July 24   August 28   September 25   October 23
  November 27   December 18*    

Membership Information

The membership fee helps support local Groups, our Area, and the international organization. Members receive a discount on registration for our periodic 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 Information

La 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.

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 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.

Links

LLLI Breastfeeding Resources Page
Index of La Leche League Group Web Pages
La Leche League in Pennsylvania
La Leche League International Main Page
La Leche League Philosophy, Vision, and Mission

La Leche League International is committed to serving everyone inclusive of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status, political views, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, or other protected status.

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