Saturday, July 9, 2011

Step 1

Months after the initial conversation and a few questions/emails later, I have officially begun the process towards becoming a La Leche League leader. I had my pre-dialogue meeting to discuss what it all entails and make sure that I'm a right fit for the organization. All seems to be good to go, so we got the application all filled out. I just need to get the new edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and send it off! It's a fairly lengthy process, and I'm in no rush to get it finished quickly. That could change if I end up getting pregnant, but that would still give me plenty of time. I was told the average is approximately one year, so that would mean I'd be all finished up by the LLL conference next summer! If I'm accepted by the national organization, I'll be assigned a mentor of sorts to guide me along the course. That's who I'll be sending my questions, answers and short essays to. I'm pretty excited about it and looking forward to being to really help other moms succeed in breastfeeding. 

While at this meeting, I found out that there is a toddler LLL group in my area! I'm really excited about that so that I'll have a place that I can actually ask questions. At the normal meeting, those with 1 month old babies can't typically help with 19 month old questions ;)


Kristin said...

Yay! That is SO awesome!!

mtendere said...

That is great! Good luck with the process!