Thursday, June 7, 2007

New Breastfeeding hotline

La Leche League has a new 24 hour breastfeeding hotline. According to La Leche League

"toll-free phone help is available 24 hours a day, anywhere in the US, providing information, education, and support for women who want to breastfeed, healthcare providers, and others".

So let everyone know to call 1-877-4-LA LECHE for breastfeeding concerns for a warm voice, correct breastfeeding information and support.

Of course, they could use your help funding the phone line too. LLL has set up a Cafe Press store with items that you can purchase to support and advertise LLL at the same time. You can also donate directly to the helpline.

To donate funds directly to the helpline, please contact Carroll Beckham, helpline treasurer, at cbeckham@nc.rr.com or mail your donation to Carroll at 2101 Woods End Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28312. Donations are also being received by Pam Freedman, pmfree3@aol.com, in memory of Olivia and Elena Parry, grandchildren of LLL Leader Linda Parry. Olivia and Elena died tragically in a house fire in December, 2006. Linda was quite instrumental in the creation of the helpline. Donations in memory of Olivia and Elena can be sent to Pam Freedman, 104 Crofton Springs Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

So, let your pediatrician, Lactation consultant, WIC office, OBGYN, friends, cousins, everyone know this helpline is out there for moms and healthcare professionals day and night for any breastfeeding related problems. It could be just the right support at just the right time.

4 comments:

Doulala said...

That is wonderful! So many women have breastfeeding issues in the middle of the night and feel like they have no one to call. Even though I tell my clients that they can call me anytime, even in the middle of the night, they never do. They always say "I didn't want to bother you". I will be sure tell them all about this resource.

andrealmeyer said...

Thanks for the information! I need to get this up on my site too.
By the way, if you'd like a copy of "Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding," to review on your site, send me an email with your address. Send it to mamaknowsbreast@yahoo.com
Andi

Sarah said...

I am having breastfeeding problems and have been calling the 24 hour hotline, but have just been receiving the answering machine. It is fustrating...

Haala said...

it's been 4 days since i called and left a message, and nobody's called me back :(