Thursday, July 28, 2011

LLL World Breastfeeding Week Location Change

I just got email that there is a change in location for this event.  I hope everyone who was planning to attend is still able to go!

Sunday, July 31 from 1-4 pm
Lincoln Park Playground
Clement Street @ 33rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Bring the whole family!

Clothing and Toy Swap
Bring your gently used items and find new treasures. Leftovers will be given to Chloe's Closet and the proceeds credited to LLL's account.

Silent Auction

Kite Making and Face Painting


Great Conversation
Call (415) 320-8116 if you have questions or would like to donate an item to our silent auction.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free Medications Database

(This isn't even an ad!)

Need to know more about drugs and breastfeeding?  LactMed can help. Find
information about maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on
lactation and on breastfed infants, and alternative drugs to consider.
Free LactMed app for iPhone/iPod Touch and Android Devices:

This is a great alternative to the fabulous (but thick and heavy) Hale's guide "Medications and Mother's Milk".  When you need to advocate for yourself at a doctor's office, you can have this information literally in your pocket for discussing medications with your physician.

h/t Susan Arthur

Breastfeeding in the News

Breastfeeding police woman forced to either patrol without bulletproof vest or take leave without pay.

Drunk and disorderly woman sprays police with breastmilk.

Extreme Breastfeeding!

We went hiking near Yosemite in June, and I tried out the new Cybex infant carrier.  It turns out it's possible to breastfeed your infant in the mother-facing position -- and you can keep hiking too!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Breastfeeding Week Celebration!

Here is some email from Elizabeth, Sarah, and Jennifer, the LLLI San Francisco Leaders:
La Leche League of San Francisco had so much fun at our World Breastfeeding Week Celebration last year that we decided to do it again! Please come join us and spread the word!
When: Sunday, July 31st from 1-4pm

Where: Mother's Playground in Golden Gate Park (19th Avenue @ Martin Luther Kind Jr. Dr.)
What: Silent Auction, Face Painting, Clothing Swap, Kite Making, bring a snack to share

All clothing is free to take, leftovers will be brought to Chloe's Closet, a consignment store in San Francisco that allows us to do fundraising for our group. Donations are always welcome. To find out more visit our website:

Some of the items we will have for the silent auction are: Moby Wraps, Co-Sleeper, My Brest Friend Nursing pillow and more!
I hope some readers are able to attend!


I had a great trip to San Francisco's Camp Mather and have now fully recovered! Coming soon -- some extreme breastfeeding at Yosemite, and some new local and national breastfeeding news.