Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother 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 mother.
What is La Leche League?
La Leche League (LLL) is a voluntary organisation which provides information and support to women who want to breastfeed their babies.
Mother to Mother
All La Leche League Leaders are volunteer mothers who have enjoyed nursing their own babies and who see the importance of helping other mothers develop a happy nursing relationship. They have completed an accreditation programme and are familiar with breastfeeding techniques as well as current research. They organize the monthly meetings and are available at any time to speak with a mother in person or on the telephone. They also give talks at antenatal classes, sit on breastfeeding committees and are available as a reference source for medical professionals.
La Leche League also provides information and experience for women in special circumstances (premature babies, multiple births, babies with cleft of the soft palate, babies with Down’s Syndrome and many others).
Each Group holds informal monthly meetings where topics discussed include aspects of pregnancy, parenting and breastfeeding. It is helpful for mothers to come along while pregnant to learn about breastfeeding, and reassuring to attend after baby is born. Babies are especially welcome at meetings. Each Group has a lending library of books and leaflets on childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting which is available to anyone attending meetings.