Dec 13, 2013

Private Birthing lessons with Célia Hughes


Célia Hughes, midwife and lactation consultant (certified in France).
"As a midwife (from France) I offer private lessons for mothers-to-be or couples.

I usually do at least four sessions during the pregnancy to have enough time to discuss the birth process, the birth plan and the relaxation and breathing techniques (2h-2.5h/each session).

The first part is about pregnancy and the birth process: anatomy and physiology, relaxation and comforting techniques, breathing during labor, and massage.

The second part aims to prepare you for breastfeeding and the post-partum period. I usually start around the 30-32 weeks of pregnancy. I can do sessions in the evening or during the weekend."

For more information please consult Célia's website or send her an email:

Breastfeeding: Baby feeding cues

Lactation consultant Iona Macnab has shared with TPG this very useful chart of baby feeding cues. 

From Iona:

"Be sure to breastfeed baby BEFORE the crying, it's a lot easier when baby is calm. 

Also, be sure to watch the presentation on How Babies Sleep on my website: 

Good breastfeeding information can be found at and for parenting tips you can also go to 

But remember, nothing beats a face to face mothers group if you can get out of the house and go, it will revitalize you and give you ideas for your parenting bag of tricks!

My email is if you have questions."

Dec 5, 2013

Next TPG Meeting: Thursday 12th December 2013

Thursday 12th December 2013
Speaker: Iona Macnab 
Topic: Breastfeeding support 
Location: Host TBD
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Iona Macnab will discuss breastfeeding and answer questions related to this topic.

Dec 4, 2013

Paint with Stars Photography


My name is Lisa, and I am a photographer based in Tokyo. I moved to Japan from the San Francisco Bay Area about four years ago, and I run a blog called "paint with stars". It gives me so much joy to capture special times and everyday moments, preserving them in images filled with color and emotion. So much happens in life, and the ongoing rush can often make us forget. My goal as a photographer is to create pictures which bring us back to those moments, keeping those little instants of time fresh in our hearts.

My Portfolio:

Next La Leche meeting: Friday 13th December, 2013


La Leche League of Tokyo Central

La Leche League (LLL) Tokyo Central is dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers, as well as future breastfeeding mothers, are welcome to come to our meetings.

LLL Tokyo Central offers support and information through:
• Mother-to-Mother support
• Monthly meetings
• Telephone and e-mail help from accredited Leaders   
• An extensive lending library with books in English on breastfeeding, nutrition, childbirth, fertility, parenting, discipline, and other related topics.   
• Sales of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and other books.

Meeting Details

Date:          Friday 13th December, 2013.
Time:         10:00am – 12:00 am
Location:    Franciscan Chapel Center
Address:    4-2-37 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032

Babies and toddlers are always welcome. We meet in a very spacious hall and toys are available.

Meeting details can be also found on our facebook page:

For information about the other English speaking groups, please check:

Group Leader Tokyo Central

Loreto Tel:  080-2187-6323