About La Leche League La
Leche League was founded in 1956 by a group of seven women who had
learned about successful breastfeeding while nursing their own babies.
La Leche League is the only organization with the sole purpose of
helping breastfeeding mothers. Now 8,000 Leaders and 3,000 local Groups
strong in the United States alone, La Leche League Groups meet regularly
in communities worldwide to share breastfeeding information and
mothering experience. Telephone counseling is available 24 hours a day,
along with access to an extensive library of breastfeeding literature.
All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding
are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for
breastfeeding help or information. Children of all ages are always
welcome at our meetings.
La Leche League Mission 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.