After breastfeeding for 22 months, I think it’s finally time to attend my first La Leche League meeting this week. Why?

Because I now have enough experience to possibly help others. I’ve handled nipple shields, breastfeeding after a c-section, pumping at work, clogged ducts (over & over & over), nursing strikes, reverse cycling, overactive letdown, and probably a bunch of other hurdles I’m forgetting–selective amnesia!

Because I want to provide support to moms who need it. Support is crucial to breastfeeding success. And since I’m not in a position at this time to pursue the IBCLC credential, this is another good, easy way to help.

Because it seems like a great way to meet women with interests similar to mine (well, at least one interest). I definitely need to get out more.

Because I’m curious.

Because it’s been a goal of mine for 22 months. Time to cross it off the list!

Because the leader of my local group called me and we had such a nice conversation. And when she said she’d love for me to come because having a full-time working mother who nursed and pumped and is breastfeeding a toddler would benefit the group, I admit I swelled with pride for a second and was sold on the idea of attending the group. Why shouldn’t I pat myself on the back? What I’ve done is hard. I’m proud of my accomplishment. Just the right amount of proud. :)

Have you ever been to an LLL meeting? I’d love to hear all about your experience!


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  1. I would love to attend a LLL meeting just to meet likeminded women. Can’t wait to hear how it went!

  2. Be sure to tell us how it goes! I’m scared to go to one, yeah I know that sounds odd… i’ll explain more on that later!

    BTW you deserve a HUGE pat on the back!

    • Hi Mel. Thank you! You’re kind to say that. And I will definitely blog about my experience there. Maybe it’ll help change your mind. I’d love to know why you’re scared, btw.

  3. I went to my first meeting when my daughter was 2 months. I loved it, so much recognition and many nice chats with like-minded. I hope you like it too!

  4. Oh, yay! I’m so glad you’re going. I wish you were in my local chapter, then I’d go for sure!

  5. Hope you’re up for a few calls from me soon… :)

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