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Updated: LLLs in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn List

September 8, 2011

Nursing isn’t easy for everyone. That became apparent to me when I attended my first La Leche League (LLL) meeting when I was 9 months pregnant. I’m so glad I got clued in by some very honest women in the group before I gave birth.  After my son Birch’s birth, I went back to a few LLL meetings. And, surprisingly, the friends I count as my closest friends were those I met at those meetings. So, I’ve always been a fan of the LLL, though I was initially wary. Somewhere along the way someone had told me that LLLs were led by women who wanted you to nurse until your kids were in college. (By the way, that’s not true…obviously!)

In Brooklyn, there are several LLL’s – including two fairly new chapters: one in Williamsburg/Greenpoint and another in Brooklyn Heights that are already very popular. It’s great to see new groups springing up so moms don’t have to travel too far from their neighborhood to get advice and meet other moms.

For other Brooklyn LLLs, I’ve listed out contact information below:

Williamsburg/Greenpoint LLL
Time: 10am-11:30am
Friday, September 16th 2011
Friday, October 21st 2011
Friday, November 18th 2011
Friday, December 9th 2011 (2nd Friday)
Friday, January 20th 2012
Friday, February 10th 2012 (2nd Friday)
Friday, March 16th 2012
Friday, April 20th 2012
Friday, May 18th 2012
Place: Caribou Baby, 272 Driggs Avenue.
Date: August 12th and September 9th.
All interested women and their children are welcome. The meeting is free (although donations for the space are welcome).
Lisa Fortin and Anne Hynes are the co-leaders of this group. If you have any questions, you can email Lisa here.

Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO LLL
The meetings are run by two LLL leaders, Katie Lewis and Jennifer Rapoport.
Contact: jennifer.rapoport@gmail.com

La Leche League of Park Slope/Windsor Terrace
Park Slope: 11AM on 9/20 call 965-4428
Windsor Terrace: 11am on 9/27 call 788-1060
Locations may vary, please call Leaders for details.
Anne  965-4428 • Deirdre  788-1998
Judy 789-9451 • Katharine 788-5166 • Suzanne 788-1060

Employed Mothers’ Meetings
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Date: 9/10
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E 5th St. at Ft Hamilton Pkwy.
Contact Deirdre for more info.  Meeting day, call 646-761-0482.

Toddler Meetings
Time: 10:30am
Date: 9/15
Katharine: (917) 882-3508

Meetings for Mothers of Twins
Time: 11:30am
Date: 9/23
Partners and helpers welcome. Bring 1, 2 babies or come solo.
Contact: Anne (718) 965-4428

Time: Meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 10am, please call for location.
Contact: Lucy (718) 643-9219

Time: Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm.
Place: Open House Nursery School, 318A Warren St. between Court and Smith.
Contact: Lucy (718) 643-9219

Contact: Marjorie (718) 921-1558, Karen (718) 921-0817

Contact: Jennifer (718) 339-3806, Paula (718) 241-1818

Contact: Miriam (718) 232-2338, Rivky (718) 851-9729

Contact: Teba (347) 922-7273 (English/Spanish)