Breastfeeding Celebrations in St. Louis

August 2 - 16, 2014

(Scroll down for a complete listing
of  Live, Love, Latch! events)

More Seminar Information

Saturday, August 16
8:45 am - 4:30

(includes lunch)

La Leche League Members- $20
LLL Leaders- $20
WIC Participants- $20
Non-Members- $25

Some scholarship funding is available.
Contact Jen York (below)
for more information.

On-line registration closes August 11.
Printed registrations must be
postmarked by August 8.
Space is limited.
Pre-registration is required.

Non-separating babies are welcome.

Older children will enjoy
The Heights' Aquatic Center
with a responsible caregiver.
(Special price for access to The Heights' facilities:  $6/adults, $4/children) 

If your child will be with you, please pack quiet, shareable toys.

Most other celebration events
do not require advance registration.

Seminar Location
The Heights
8001 Dale Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63117

Driving Directions


La Leche League of Greater St. Louis

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About La Leche League

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing breastfeeding education, information, support, and encouragement. La Leche League groups meet regularly throughout the greater St. Louis area.

There are times when a breastfeeding mother needs support and encouragement from someone who has successfully breastfed her own baby.

La Leche League Leaders are:

  • experienced breastfeeding mothers
  • trained and accredited by La Leche League International
  • able to help with all aspects of breastfeeding
  • volunteers who care about YOU!

To learn more about LLL, click here.

To find an LLL group meeting near you or to get help with a breastfeeding question, click here.

Saturday, August 16

8:00 - 8:45 Registration
Silent Auction Opens
Visit Vendor Exhibits

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome 

9:00 – 10:00
Birthing Options in St. Louis & Their Impact on Breastfeeding (panel)
Barbara Gremaud*, RN, BSN, Midwife
Carolyn Mank, RN, BSN, IBCLC (Barnes/Jewish)
Eric Strand, MD, OB/GYN (Barnes/Jewish)
Diana Buckwalter, MSN, FNP, CNM (Mercy)
Jessica Henman, CNM, CPM (Birth & Wellness Center)
ShereKay Liberman, AAHCC (Bradley Instructor)

10:15 - 11:00  Choose One
Breastfeeding beyond a Year
Danielle Kozemczak*
Natural Family Planning
Kasia Kohler, DO, ABFM, NFPMC

11:15 – 12:00  Choose One:
Building Your Village: Getting the Help You Need with Young Children
Angela Wildermuth*
Getting the Sleep You Need
Cherie Stolze*
Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers with Post-Partum Depression**
Maria Carella M.Ed, LPC

12:15 - 1:15  Lunch & Visiting Exhibits
(Optional discussion) Being a Supportive Breastfeeding Partner
Colin York
Non-registered support partners are also welcome to attend.
Additional lunches may be ordered on registration page.

1:30 – 2:15  Choose One:
Positive Parenting: 5 Tools to Help Your Child Manage Transitions
Suzanne Tucker, PT, CEIM, Parent Educator
Breastfeeding through the First Year
Molly Veltz*, RN, IBCLC
Birth Control Methods & Their Potential Impacts on Breastfeeding**
Dee Kassing, BS, MLS, IBCLC

2:30 – 3:15   Choose One
Is It Sensory or Is It Behavioral?
Marla Shyken, OTR/L
Breastfeeding & Working
Alyssa Schnell* IBCLC
Tongue-Tie  & Its Impact on Breastfeeding**

3:30 -- 4:00 Taking Breastfeeding Out into the Community
Alyssa Chirco*

4:00 -- 4:30
Silent Auction Closes
Last Chance to Visit Vendor Exhibits
Feedback, Final Questions, Farewells

* denotes LLL Leader
**denotes technical session intended for LLL Leaders, Applicants, IBCLCs, Peer Counselors,  RNs, doulas, and other breastfeeding supporters.

Join us as we celebrate breastfeeding with
Live, Love, Latch! events
throughout the St. Louis area!

Saturday, August 2, 10 am
Live, Love, Latch!  Kick-Off Picnic at Tower Grove Park
(New location: Just south of the Wading Pool. Bring a picnic or pick up goodies at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market)
Help us kick off the breastfeeding celebrations in St. Louis with this event where all breastfeeding supporters will be counted.  Bring the whole family, your friends, and the other breastfeeding supporters in your life. Maybe your boss or co-workers? We're celebrating the support network behind every breastfeeding dyad!

Monday, August 4, 9 am - noon
Share and Shop at Kangaroo Kids
Come listen to mothers' breastfeeding stories and share your own. There will be refreshments and KK wil offer a 15% discount to all participants.

Tuesday, August 5, 10 am - noon
Art and Music at St Louis Parenting Resources
Join us for a children's art class by Art and Up, music, refreshments, and play at St. Louis Parenting Resources in the Tower Grove neighborhood.

Wednesday, August 6, 10:30 am - noon
Playdate at the Frisco Train Store
A fun play date at Frisco Train Store in the upstairs party rooms. We are limited to 20 playing kids upstairs. To reserve your spot, RSVP to this evite. If the RSVP max is met, feel free to come and play on the main floor. While admission is free, donations to LLL are appreciated. No strollers, please.

Saturday, August 9, 10 am - noon
Enjoy the trails, wildlife, and exhibits at Powder Valley.
Bring your family and come experience the great outdoors at Powder Valley Nature Center.   Learn about Missouri's creatures and critters indoors with hands-on exhibits, wildlife viewing area, and aquariums.  Stretch your legs and "hike" on one of several short paved trails.

Tuesday, August 12, 5 pm - 9 pm
Fundraising Dinner at Noodles & Company (Creve Coeur)
Have dinner with your family and a percentage of your purchase price will be donated to LLL of St. Louis when you present the Noodles and Company fundraiser flyer. Let's fill the restaurant with breastfeeding families!

Wednesday, August 13, 11 am - 2 pm
Ride the MetroLink to City Garden
Meet up with other breastfeeding moms and support people to board the 10 o'clock hour train. Ride the train together to the station at 8th & Pine.  Walk one block south to City Garden. Remember sunscreen, towels, and swimsuits for the kids to play in the fountains!

Thursday, August 14, 10 am - noon
Jump with joy for breastfeeding on the gigantic inflatables at Pump It Up!
We're limited to 25 jumping kids. To learn more and to reserve your spot, RSVP to this evite.

Saturday, August 16, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm:
“Breastfeeding and Parenting: Making it Work!”
Join us for La Leche League's breastfeeding and parenting seminar at The Heights in Richmond Heights. Expand your parenting knowledge with sessions about breastfeeding at different developmental stages, discipline, getting the sleep you need, and more! Advance registration is required; please see above for more information.