La Leche League International
St. Paul 651-645-8516
There are many locations throughout the metro area. Check their website for your locale. Anyone who has breastfed knows it can be tough. If you need help, contact La Leche League. The mission of LLLI is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. You can call the local number for free advice and support. The website is filled with very useful and informative information.
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is an international non-profit organization providing support and activities during the day for moms who are raising their children full or part-time at home. The club offers monthly activities such as play dates, coffee dates, recipe exchanges, baby-sitting co-ops, book clubs and Mom's Night Out activities. For more info call 651-864-0707.
Mothers & More Local Chapters
A national organization with chapters and monthly memberships. A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. Addresses mothers' needs as individuals and members of society, and promotes the value of all the work mothers do.
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Hands down, the best family institution around! Classes are held at multiple metro locations. ECFE is based on the idea that the family provides a child's first and most important learning environment, and parents are a child's first and most significant teachers. ECFE works to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE classes include time for parents and children to learn and play together, as well as time for adults to discuss parenting issues led by a Parent Educator. Children are instructed by an Early Childhood teacher. Attending ECFE is a wonderful way to meet other parents and children while becoming a more competent and happier parent. Class fees are based on a sliding scale.