La Leche League Edinburgh offers breastfeeding groups twice per month at the Pregnancy and Parents Centre, Tollcross, EH3 9NY.
These groups aim to help mothers to breastfeed through mother to mother support, encouragement, information and education. The LLL groups are informal meetings which are open to all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Children are always welcome, as too are female friends and relatives.
There is no need to book or a requirement to come to every meeting but you are welcome to keep coming to meetings for as long as you wish.
The meetings are split between supporting mothers breastfeeding babies and mothers breastfeeding toddlers but you are welcome to come along to both to get support and encouragement.
Baby meetings follow a cycle of four broad topics:
1. Why breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies
2. Getting off to a good start
3. Overcoming or avoiding challenges and difficulties
4. Nutrition and weaning
Toddler meetings look at the questions mothers have as their breastfeeding babies grow older:
1. Attitudes to extended breastfeeding,
2. Nighttime parenting
3. How weaning happens
LLL believes that mothers know their own babies best. We want you to feel free to express your own ideas and experiences and to take from meetings the ideas that work for you and your family.
These informal meetings are open to all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Children are always welcome at LLL meetings. There is no requirement to come to every meeting and you are welcome to keep coming to meetings for as many months (or years!) as you wish.
We also have a group library which is open for LLL members to borrow books about breastfeeding and family life. Books can be borrowed for one month and we have a range of excellent information leaflets about various breastfeeding topics available for reference or to buy.
Group led by Karla Napier, Eden Anderson, Gillian Baxendine, Lynsey Hansford and Jane Hart
Baby meetings, 2nd Friday of each month, Toddler meetings, 4th Friday of each month.
Between meetings you can ring these numbers for information and support from local leaders:
Eden: (0131) 336 2641
Lynsey: (01324) 414 424
or you can get help from LLL GB’s 24 hour breastfeeding helpline on 0345 120 2918 or its website www.laleche.org.uk
For more information on La Leche League see the La Leche League Edinburgh Website
Led by Karla Napier, Eden Anderson, Sarah Denniston.
Suggested donation £2 per session
La Leche League is a registered charity and its leaders work as volunteers. You can support this good work by becoming a member of La Leche League. A £30 annual subscription (£18 for unwaged families) brings you Breastfeeding Matters, a fantastic bimonthly magazine, and helps LLL provide mother to mother support for other breastfeeding mums.