HELP

seb3 xSometimes a question can’t wait for the next meeting. Accredited La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers trained to address your breastfeeding concerns. Help is free but we ask that you respect our volunteers’ time!

LLL of Salt Lake City warmline:     (801) 251-MILK or (801) 251-6455

The warmline is the quickest way to reach the next available Leader.  Ring us up!  Don’t forget to ask about the next get-together for nursing moms — our meetings in Sugar House and the Avenues are great opportunities to learn more about breastfeeding in an informal setting.  Bring that baby carrier you can’t figure out, network with other moms…  Sometimes the help you need goes beyond breastfeeding!

Leaders welcome all breastfeeding questions but some have special interests.  To reach a specific Leader you may have met at a meeting or would like to follow up with, contact:

Christy christy.porucznik@gmail.com  (employment)

Darcy (801) 707-7351 (text only)

Emily emilylaleche@gmail.com

Jenny (435) 257-4650

Kacie (801) 319-6354 or kacie.thompsonfuller@gmail

Questions and comments for this site: nursingmotherslc@yahoo.com

The LLLI Helpline at (800) LA LECHE is available 24/7. There are also scheduled online meetings and chats.

Scroll down for links to common questions and concerns:baby upright, head tipped back

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ (includes information on increasing milk supply)

latch tips

LATCH Page Videos and Tips

flat or inverted nipples

pacifiers

expressing and storing milk

hand expression ; Stanford hand expression video …..  (hand expression can dramatically increase milk supply, especially early on)

sleep issues

first foods

Vitamin D

“Should my breastfed baby be receiving vitamin or fluoride supplements?”

“When should my baby start solids?”

Información sobre Lactancia

Challenges

nipple shields Why? Why not? How can my baby and I wean from them?

Engorgement and swelling can be relieved with a technique called Reverse Pressure Softening. Scroll down for tips and clear illustrations.

plugged ducts / mastitis

“Is thrush causing my sore nipples?”

If you are exclusively pumping, whether short-term or long-term, this collection of articles is helpful.  Feel free to contact a Leader for help making pumping more effective or for help finding your path back to breastfeeding.  Meetings can be a welcoming place to explore the frustrations and satisfactions of pumping  your milk for your baby.

Separation/Work/School

back to work (or school)…..and nursing FAQ

“Pumping 9-5” ( article includes tips on working with your employer and transitioning back to work as a nursing mother)

LLLI collection of articles on pumping

Multiples

twins FAQ

breastfeeding multiples (LLLI)

Karen Gromada’s website (author of Mothering Multiples, 3rd edition)

La Leche League for Moms of Twins/Multiples (Facebook)

Dental Issues

Breastfeeding and Dental/Oral Health (LLLI)

“For Better Health”(Dr. Brian Palmer’s website)

Legal Concerns

Utah legislation protecting breastfeeding in public

jury duty (in Utah)

visitation and custody issues

breastfeeding law (by state)

With all the information available on the Internet, why should I go to a La Leche League meeting?

Breastfeeding Helpers

You may wish to have one-on-one help with a breastfeeding challenge.

Leaders are available after most regularly scheduled meetings to answer questions individually or to review a latch. Some Leaders volunteer their time between meetings to answer questions by phone. Occasionally a Leader may offer a home visit or she may invite you to come to her with your baby.  Leaders do not charge fees for home visits but you are welcome to make a tax-deductible donation to LLL in support of our work in the community.

You may wish to contact an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  An IBCLC will charge a fee by the hour or by the visit.  LLL does not endorse individuals but you may find professional lactation consultants practicing in your area through the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) Directory or the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA). To verify an individual’s credentials, visit the IBCLE Registry.

International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) Directory

United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) Find an IBCLC

IBLCE Registry

“What’s the difference between a La Leche League Leader, a Peer Counselor, a Lactation Educator, a Lactation Consultant, and a Lactation Specialist?”

It IS confusing! For a handy chart, check out the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition website for a helpful document called:

The Landscape of Breastfeeding Support

quick link to PDF

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