Penticton / Summerland

This Group is
LLLC Leader(s)
Sandra Yates
Contact Phone
This LLLC Group Typically Meets
3rd Tuesday of the month
Next Meeting Date/Time
Time zone
Pacific Time
Next Meeting Topic
Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby
Meeting Location

Summerland BC V0H 1Z0

49.603236, -119.6834179


Monthly Penticton/Summerland breastfeeding information and support get-togethers are virtual, via ZOOM. The meetings are held once a month on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10 am Pacific Time. See below for more details.

2024 ***June 11 (***Note this mtg is one week early), July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, etc.

June 11 ZOOM virtual get-together:

You are invited to join our VIRTUAL meet-up on Tuesday, June 11, 10 am, Pacific Time. If you would like to attend this virtual meeting, PLEASE LET ME KNOW by EMAIL (preferably at least an hour before) so I can EMAIL OR MESSAGE YOU THE ZOOM LINK. Let me know if you have any questions.

La Leche League offers support, encouragement and evidence-based information. Whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding, hand expressing, exclusively pumping, combination feeding, providing your own or donor milk for a child (or trying/hoping to do so), you are welcome at La Leche League.

LLL Leaders are volunteers who have nursed our own babies and provide breastfeeding support in our communities by phone, text, email, social media and meetings / get-togethers (currently virtual). Expect a warm welcome, acceptance and non-judgmental support when you contact LLL Leaders or participate in LLL groups.

Bring all your breastfeeding and parenting questions, concerns, stories, challenges, and triumphs - we'll have lots to talk about. Looking forward to a great get-together - virtually!

If you can’t make it to a meeting, you can contact a Leader at any time. We'd love to hear from you 🙂

Today’s meeting is #2 of a repeating series of 4 topics: Topic #2 Baby Arrives; the Family and the Breastfed Baby. Is there a favourite childhood book that you are looking forward to reading to your child? You may notice that some of the books from decades ago may not work today - the language or story line may not resonate with current social attitudes or parenting practices. The same can be true of outdated attitudes and breastfeeding information in some parenting books. So, remember to read your books with attention to intention. Books recommended by LLLC, and those in the free LLLC lending library, will be books that have passed that test. Not everything has to come from a book, so let's talk about thIs to start: What have you learned from your baby that wasn't in any book?

From here the conversation will take us wherever the group wants to go, no matter the concern or topic.

We'll help each other with information, share concerns, joys and tips, and enjoy each other's company. Come join us and connect with others who are interested in breastfeeding and parenting, just like you. You will find breastfeeding information, new ideas, questions to ponder, love, laughter and support. Exchanging thoughts and sharing your lived experience is so much more important to yourself and others than you might appreciate. Just being in conversation with other breastfeeding moms pretty much guarantees you will pick up more than you thought possible.

LLLC gatherings are open to breastfeeding women from all backgrounds and family structures. Babies and parenting partners are always welcome. Pregnant mamas find it helpful to attend at least one get-together before the baby comes.

Sandra Yates, LLLC Accredited Leader: 250-494-1894 or 778-531-8548 Connect anytime if you need more information about the get-together or if you have any questions about breastfeeding.

EMAIL If you would like to receive monthly get-together reminders by email, please send an email to and ask to be added to the email reminder list. If you come to a meeting you will automatically be added to this list unless you ask otherwise. Any time you are ready to be removed from the list please send a quick email and I will be happy to do that.

FACEBOOK Our local, closed, Facebook group is "Penticton/Summerland LLLC" and you are welcome to send a request to join. Here you will find announcements of local Group events, blog posts and other breastfeeding information - another way to keep tabs on what we are up to!


Open to Health Care Professionals
Health Care Professionals welcome

Healthcare professionals and students are encouraged to register prior to attending.
Breastfeeding Essentials Prenatal Classes: Available at no cost to those who are pregnant and their partners/support people.
LLLC Virtual Meetings Calendar: Looking for support, visit the calendar for more information.
LLLC meetings information: Some Groups are hosting in-person gatherings, others are hosting virtual meetings or a combination of both. Please check with your local Group for more details.
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