Archive for the Support Group Category

Bangor’s La Leche League is hosting a monthly event at Bagel Central, located on Central Street in downtown Bangor. The Breastfeeding cafe is meant to be an event where nursing moms can get together, discuss parenting and nursing, and socialize, as well. By holding the event in a public place, it allows the public to see that nursing is a natural way to feed your baby.

The cafe will be held on the third Monday of each month, from 10-11 am. It has been added to the calendar.

Tags: ,

Comments Comments Off

You are invited to a World Breastfeeding Week Celebration! Pack a picnic and join us at Cascade Park, Tuesday August 7, 2007 from 4-6 pm. There’ll be fun and games for the kiddos, and lots of families who support breastfeeding! Won’t you join us? FMI call Melanie @ 942-2362. See you there!

Tags: ,

Comments Comments Off

La Leche League has changed its schedule for 2007. They now meet on the first Wednesday of each month. The meeting place and time are the same. The calendar has been updated to reflect that.

Tags: ,

Comments Comments Off

As listed in the Bangor Daily News community resources section:

MOMS Club, Moms Offering Moms Support, welcomes stay-at-home moms and moms who work part time. Business meetings 10 a.m. third Fridays, Hammond Street Congregational Church. Kids welcome. Play groups 10 a.m. Fridays at the church, Mondays at local park. Kristin, 942-3063.

Looking at the MOMS Club website, it appears that a membership fee of $15-$30 is required.

Comments Comments Off

Greater Bangor Mothers & More is the local chapter of the national Mothers & More organization, which bills itself asa non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. We address mothers’ needs as individuals and members of society, promote the value of all the work mothers do, and help mothers move more confidently through the transitions that affect their family, work and life.

Mothers & More is a great way to attain peer support, preserve work skills by volunteering, find out more about parenting, build friendships, get a chance to socialize, and much more.

Membership is $45 a year, but mothers are encouraged to attend 3 meetings before joining.

Local Chapter meetings are held at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), Conference Room 2D, on the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday of each month from 7-9pm. For more information, please email us at bangormoms@yahoo.com. Meeting topics include the areas of personal growth, mothers as mothers, professional growth, or consciousness raising and take the form of open discussions, speakers facilitating a discussion, or a forum. There are also opportunities within each meeting to discuss current events or to just chat with other members.

Comments Comments Off

As published in the Bangor Daily News community resources section, the local La Leche League meeting information:

When: 10 am, fourth Wednesdays

Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union Street (Across from the 3rd&Union shopping center)

Who to contact: Melanie, m_kollman@hotmail.com, 942-2362

Cindy, bleasecindy@hotmail.com, 866-2177

Other: May bring babies & toddlers.


Tags: ,

Comments Comments Off

EMMC offers a support group for parents of twins. From their website:

A support group for parents of twins meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Forsyth Conference Room.

Babies and children are welcome.For more information, contact Lindsay Weirich at 825-2128.

Updated 9/12/2008

 

Tags:

Comments Comments Off

EMMC offers a support group for new moms. From their website:

New Beginnings Postpartum Support Group for New Moms

Come meet other new mothers and share support and ideas in an informal setting.

Meets from 10-11:30 am, the third Thursday of every month, in the Grant 2D conference room at EMMC. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call 973-8739 or 973-8742.

Updated 9/12/08

Tags:

Comments Comments Off

EMMC offers support for breastfeeding by having a “Lactation Warmline,” which is a number that you can call for help/advice from certified lactation consultants. “Warmline,” according to the LC that led our breastfeeding class, means that you may have to leave a message, but someone will call you back. The number is 973-8673. (She also suggested that in a crisis, you could call Grant7 for help.) The LC staff also hosts a monthly breastfeeding support group. From their webpage:Information group meeting to offer support to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month at 10am – 11:30am

Location: Grant 7 solarium. Babies and children are welcome.

Contact:
Lactation Consultants 973-8673
Email: P. Houston phouston@emh.org

Lactation Consultant Warmline 973-8673
Please call for professional advice and support

Updated 9/12/08

Tags: ,

Comments Comments Off