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My husband and I moved from Arkansas to Tulsa shortly before the birth of our first daughter. Our birthing class instructor recommended that I attend some La Leche League meetings while still pregnant to help me be prepared to get breastfeeding off to a good start once she was born. I had very little exposure to breastfeeding before my first meeting. I knew that breast milk was the ideal food for infants, but I had no idea that nursing would provide so many benefits unrelated to nutrition. I appreciated the technical support and information provided by LLL, but I also really enjoyed all the emotional support that LLL mothers provided to one another. We had struggles early on in our nursing relationship that left me feeling exhausted and frustrated, but I always felt re-energized and optimistic after LLL meetings. I became a LLL Leader in March 2014, and I look forward to helping other Tulsa-area families enjoy their breastfeeding experiences.
501-842-4497 (call or text) firstname.lastname@example.org
I came to La Leche League after having my second child. I had successfully breastfed my first baby after a brief NICU stay, but found that nursing my daughter was proving much more difficult. After 8 long months I worked up my courage to attend my first meeting and found mothers who valued all my hard work and determination to struggle through the challenges. I kept coming back because of the shared mothering wisdom. Any time I would have an issue, I would always feel renewed and reaffirmed after a meeting.
918-520-8737 (call or text) email@example.com
I started attending La Leche League meetings in 1985 when I was pregnant with my first child. I remember calling my Leader to ask if something was wrong if my 2-day-old baby hadn’t had 6 wet diapers that day — the book I read did not explain colostrum or meconium! La Leche League has been a constant way to connect with other breastfeeding parents through my changing life in 5 states, while mothering 3 sons and a daughter who are now all grown. My first (breastfed!) grandchild was born in 2014. I am active with La Leche League mostly in an Area Council role supporting other Leaders, but love to lead the Downtown and Virtual meetings and help out at others when needed. They offer me a reality check about the current challenges of mothering, and a chance to give what I was blessed to receive in the days when I was just discovering the value of mother-to-mother support.
214-886-1218 (text only)
I began attending La Leche League meetings while I was pregnant with my son, and had no experience with breastfeeding when I attended my first meeting. I was looking for a place to meet other mothers and to learn how to breastfeed my baby. Oh, how I found so much more! Lifelong friends, breastfeeding help, emotional support, and parenting encouragement. La Leche League is more than my breastfeeding support, it is my mothering lifeline.
I have been involved with La Leche League since I was pregnant with my first baby. I have lived in Tulsa all my life (except for four years in Stillwater attending OSU) and plan to raise my family here. I have three girls all two years apart and am married to my best friend. I love La Leche League because of the women I have met there and the ideas that have been introduced to me. It has made me the mother I am today. I have had relatively easy nursing experiences but understand the challenges of being a new mother and having children close in age.