What is LLL?

Our History

La Leche League was founded by seven moms who discovered breastfeeding parents lacked the support systems that are vital for breastfeeding success. They held their first meeting on October 17, 1961. Over the last several decades, La Leche League has grown to an international organization that impacts the lives of thousands of families every year.

Our Mission

La Leche League is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to families who want to breastfeed. Our Mission is to help parents worldwide through parent-to-parent support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and parent.

Our Commitment

La Leche League USA (LLL USA) is committed to diversity and inclusion. LLL USA strives to support all breastfeeding families regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, primary language, ability, or socio-economic status. La Leche League USA makes every effort to foster diversity among its Leaders so as to incorporate a wide variety of perspectives and responsible decision-making.

LLL USA also remains committed to honoring the WHO Code – the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent WHA Resolutions. LLL USA does not condone any actions that would allow a company that is not upholding its obligations under the WHO Code to advertise at La Leche League events. Click here for more information about the WHO Code.

What We Offer

All parents and expectant parents who are interested in breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or human-milk feeding are welcomed and encouraged to attend our free meetings or contact our Leaders for support & information.

In an effort to provide breastfeeding/chestfeeding resources and support we:

  • Provide free local meetings led by volunteer Leaders who are experienced with human milk feeding and accredited through La Leche League International.

  • Offer support between meetings by phone, email, text, and social media.

  • Create a community of support, encouragement and compassion by bringing families together.

  • Help parents learn about the ages and stages of breastfeeding and realistic breastfeeding expectations.

  • Do all of this completely free of charge. We do offer memberships to off set the costs of running our group and leading meetings, but payment is never required to receive help or be a part of this community.

 

About Our Leaders

La Leche League Leaders are:

  • Parents who have personal experience in breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and/or human milk feeding

  • Fully trained and accredited by La Leche League International

  • Able to help with all aspects of chestfeeding/breastfeeding

  • Volunteers who care about you, your baby, and your family

  • Accessible via phone, email or text for one-on-one support

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