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Knowing other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Having accurate, up-to-date information is also important. Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns, but also the joys and benefits of breastfeeding. Being in touch with La Leche League can give you the network of support you need.
Mothers who attend La Leche League meetings soon find there is more involved than basic breastfeeding information. There is something very special about the sharing and companionship of other nursing mothers. There is a philosophy of mothering that grows from our experience. For the mother who chooses to nurse beyond infancy, living in a culture that does not support extended breastfeeding, La Leche League meetings can be a welcome respite where she will receive encouragement instead of criticism.
The ideal time to begin attending meetings is during pregnancy, because the information received in advance may prove to be vital to a mother when her baby arrives. Though the majority of mothers in the USA start out breastfeeding, within a few months, weeks, or even days most of them switch to formula. Why? Insufficient milk supply, sore nipples, embarrassment, criticism from relatives, and general confusion about newborn behavior are just a few reasons. These problems can be avoided for the most part or resolved quickly with the correct information and support.
We hope our meeting will be a place of sanctuary for you in the exciting and sometimes scary time of pregnancy and new motherhood. We encourage you to take what you like, and leave the rest. Within our group we hope you find other local mothers to form lasting friendships. La Leche League friendships often last well beyond the nursing years.