La Leche League of Poulsbo, Washington

A Guide For Difficulty in Latching

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Whether you nurse for one day or many, every feeding of breast milk is perfectly balanced for your baby. Learn to position your baby properly, get help if you need it, and let that baby nurse on demand.

Did you know that a newborn baby needs to nurse AT LEAST every two hours? Listen to your baby; your baby will tell what he or she needs: to be nursed, held, rocked, changed, nursed and held some more. Your baby loved to be cradled by your womb inside your body, now your arms are the safest, surest, happiest place for him or her to be. The more you meet the needs of this tiny person, the happier you will both be in the long run.

Listen to your baby, and your own mothering intuition. A mother's heart is very wise indeed.

La Leche League International will help you meet your parenting goals.

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call our Leaders for breastfeeding help.
Membership in La Leche League is $40 for one year. The membership fee helps support local Groups and the international organization. Membership benefits include a one year subscription to NEW BEGINNINGS magazine and a discount on items purchased from the LLLI Catalogue.

Membership is certainly not required to get help. Most mothers, however, once they discover the value of local Group meetings and the learning method of "Mothers Helping Mothers", join a Group they feel comfortable with. All over the World, every one of our leaders began as a visiting Mother to a local Group.

It's not just first-time Mothers who come to LLL for assistance. Often we meet (and assist) women, who for many reasons are told they cannot or should not breastfeed. Contact a local Group Leader in your area via one of the links below and come to one of our meetings or simply call for advice. Mothers have been breastfeeding their babies for centuries before modern medicine was invented by individuals who could not even lactate.

Your Poulsbo Group Leader is Katie Dunning, IBCLC.
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