Welcome new leaders!

We are thrilled to announce three newly accredited LLL Leaders with the Santa Barbara group: Gwennaëlle (Gwenn) Vanier, Rina Lange and Jen Gibian.

Gwenn, Rina and Jen were recognized as new leaders at a ceremony at the  Leadership Enrichment Seminar for  La Leche League of Southern California/Nevada on October 21, 2017.

These women have been attending group meetings for more than a year, and have been working hard to get the breastfeeding knowledge and counseling skills that Leaders need. They are warm, passionate, and smart Leaders and will continue offering wonderful support to local families through monthly meetings, phone help, and our Facebook page and group. Our community and group are very lucky to have them! Congratulations!

Gwenn VanierI’m Gwenn Vanier, a mom of four children (12 years-old twins, 8 and 6). We are a globetrotter French family who lived in Canada, France and Ireland before settling to Santa Barbara, three years-ago. In all those places, I am grateful I met LLL and other local breastfeeding groups which helped me through my personal breastfeeding journey. Today, I’m very happy to be part of LLL of Santa Barbara and wish to support the breastfeeding community.

 

Rina LangeHello, my name is Rina Lange, I am married to my wonderful husband, Nathan, and am a mother to our lovely daughter who is turning 2 in a couple months. I grew up in Northern California and lived most of my life in Lake and Humboldt county. My husband and I have lived in the Santa Barbara area for about 4 years now and are so happy to call it home! As a preschool teacher, I already loved caregiving for children and being an active part in their families but through LLL it has been an honor to be so involved in the mother-child breastfeeding relationship! I loved this group as a new mother just a couple years ago! It will be a pleasure connecting with moms and providing support!

And now for the Goodbye

virginia bobroVirginia Bobro is moving away from Santa Barbara in November. Due to her strong ties to the community and the presence of her family in town, she will be back in Santa Barbara regularly. She will certainly miss her connection with local families, and fondly remembers the hundreds of nursing parents and babies she’s supported locally over the past 12 years. We offer deep gratitude for all she’s done for LLL of Santa Barbara to ensure its strong roots in our community.

April 3 meeting

The next La Leche League of Santa Barbara support meeting is Monday, April 3, from 10-11:30 a.m.
The topic is: “Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges.” This is Meeting #3 in a series of four rotating topics. As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come as well.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.
Our meeting this month is held at Rockin’ Kids in La Cumbre Plaza. It is between Sears and Williams Sonoma.
As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.

La Leche League of Santa Barbara
805-270-3321
lllofsb@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645080379072101/

March 6 meeting

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La Leche League of Santa Barbara

Breastfeeding support meeting

Monday, March 6

10 – 11:30 am

Rockin’ Kids Santa Barbara
3835 State Street, #C154, Santa Barbara, California 93105

The topic is: “The Family and the Breastfed Baby.” This is Meeting #2 in a series of four rotating topics. As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come as well.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.

Our meeting this month is held at Rockin’ Kids in La Cumbre Plaza. It is between Sears and Williams Sonoma.

As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.
La Leche League of Santa Barbara
805-270-3321
lllofsb@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645080379072101/

February 6 meeting

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La Leche League of Santa Barbara

Breastfeeding support meeting

Monday, February 6

10 – 11:30 am

Rockin’ Kids Santa Barbara
3835 State Street, #C154, Santa Barbara, California 93105

The topic is: “Why We Breastfeed: A to Z.” This is Meeting #1 in a series of four rotating topics. As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come as well.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.

Our meeting this month is held at Rockin’ Kids in La Cumbre Plaza. It is between Sears and Williams Sonoma.

As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.
La Leche League of Santa Barbara
805-270-3321
lllofsb@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645080379072101/

January 9 meeting

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Breastfeeding support meeting

Monday, January 9, 2016
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Rockin Kids Play Center
La Cumbre Plaza, 3835 State St C154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

The topic is Nutrition and Weaning. This is Meeting #4 in a series of four rotating topics.

As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come along.

Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.

As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.

December 5 meeting

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The next La Leche League of Santa Barbara morning meeting is Monday, December 5 from 10 – 11:30 AM

American Red Cross
2707 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

The topic of the September meeting is: “Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges.” This is Meeting #3 in a series of four rotating topics. As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come as well.

Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.

Our meeting this month is held at Santa Barbara Red Cross. You may park along State St. right in front, or in the parking lot behind (entrance off of Alamar).

As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.

La Leche League of Santa Barbara
805-270-3321
lllofsb@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645080379072101/

Nov. 7 support meeting

maternity-seat-1180160_640Monday, November 7 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM

American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast
2707 State St, Santa Barbara, California 93105

The next La Leche League of Santa Barbara morning meeting is Monday, NOVEMBER 7, from 10-11:30 a.m.

The topic is: “The Family and The Breastfed Baby,” with a focus on postpartum adjustment and integrating a nursing baby into your life. This is Meeting #2 in a series of four rotating topics. As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come along.

Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.

Our meeting this month is held at Santa Barbara Red Cross. You may park along State St. right in front, or in the parking lot behind (entrance off of Alamar).
As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.

La Leche League of Santa Barbara
805-270-3321
lllofsb@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645080379072101/

October 3 meeting

act-841503_1920Our next meeting will be October 3, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast

2707 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

The topic is: “Why Breastfeed?” This is Meeting #1 in a series of four rotating topics. As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come along.

Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.

Our meeting this month is held at Santa Barbara Red Cross. You may park along State St. right in front, or in the parking lot behind (entrance off of Alamar).

As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.

La Leche League of Santa Barbara
805-270-3321
lllofsb@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645080379072101/

September 12 meeting

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Goleta Library

The next La Leche League of Santa Barbara morning meeting is Monday, SEPT. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m.

The topic is: “Nutrition and Weaning.” This is Meeting #4 in a series of four rotating topics. As always, please come with your questions, even if they don’t pertain to the topic of the meeting. Feel free to invite a friend or two to come as well.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited to attend; babies and children are always welcome.
Our meeting this month is held at Goleta Public Library (500 N. Fairview). Since the library is closed til noon on Mondays, we will enter through the side gate/door that is to the left of the main entrance. We’ve been asked to use the parking lot of the church that is next to the library.
As always, please feel free to call or email us with breastfeeding questions.

La Leche League of Santa Barbara
805-270-3321
lllofsb@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645080379072101/