Originally Posted by LilMomma83
Yep...I leave mine in the car when I go to LLL...last time I was super embarresed because I was on my way to drop him at daycare so his bag was packed with bottle and everything...and he totally wouldn't nurse the whole time I was there even though he was hungry!
Originally Posted by finn'smama
Speaking of irony at LLL, the only LLL meeting I went to was with Finn (I'm going to start again so I can meet some people) and the funny thing was all he wanted was his soother the whole time but I was too embarrassed to give it to him there!
So he fussed and wouldn't even nurse!
And I went a babywearing meeting in Guelph and at the time Arlo hated being worn most of the time and would rather be in his carseat (well at least for a short period anyway)! But I left the seat in the car... It would have been pretty funny to be hauling around my carseat at the park at a babywearing meeting though!
Originally Posted by Debstmomy
Glad to hear y'all are going to your LLL meetings!!!!! Do not feel bad about soothers at LLL, it is ok! Meeting your childs needs is one of the key things we teach at LLL, and if your child takes a paci, so be it.....meet their needs!
From your cyber DDC LLL leader!!!!!!
This is all so funny, we all think we have to prove something! Well, my faux pas at this meeting was admitting we had a routine with Axel.
: The leader asked how we fed our babies and to share our experiences with how often we nurse them. Another girl who only said the right answers talked a long time about demand feeding. I chimed in to share my personal experience, that the routine worked fine for textbook baby Axel and he was my first, but found demand feeding easier, more convenient with Eva, and perhaps it produced a healthier/fatter baby too. The leader was short in her response, saying that demand feeding was obviously the best way. I felt like I had said the wrong thing.
I then also stuck the soother in Eva's mouth throughout the evening.
She was a little funny though (the leader), I noticed she wouldn't directly answer some of the ladies questions, but just respond with 'book speak'. And we were casually chatting about cloth diapers at the end (which she also used) and she abrubtly announced, 'LLL does not endorse cloth diapers.' That was the end of the conversation. It kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps a bit political or legalistic. Although, the 'right answer girl' proudly responded she 'used the bouncy seat all the time and her bucket seat fits right into her stoller that she takes everywhere' to go shopping and do housework. (meaning her house is spotless=supermama)
The question was 'what do you do to make housework/laundry/grocieries easier with a new baby'. I said I didn't do it!
Anyway, it's nice to have an online LLL leader here! Yay, we can defer to your judgement and advice! What I've appreciated most about the other LLL meeting was how accepting and welcoming it was, and you've only reiterated that! I'll just attend the one in the other town to meet my friend and get some comic relief!
I should bring Axel next time!