The meetings your local La Leche League Leader may offer typically rotate through a series of topics covering information such as:
- The Importance and Value of Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding During the Early Days and Family Dynamics
- Breastfeeding Basics and Avoiding/Overcoming Difficulties
- Nutrition, Starting Solids, and Weaning
At La Leche League, we offer you the support you need to breastfeed your baby. Our meetings are informal and focus on mother-to-mother support, with mothers sharing their experiences and what works for them and the Leader providing the information and philosophy from her La Leche League training. All breastfeeding questions and concerns are welcome at every meeting, regardless of the meeting topic. If you have a question or concern that cannot wait until the next La Leche League meeting, feel free to reach your La Leche League Leader with the contacts they make available, typically phone and email. Our meetings are offered free of charge, although memberships are sold and donations are accepted to help support the local Group and the work of La Leche League. We welcome all women interested in breastfeeding, whether they are new mothers, experienced mothers, pregnant, or even just considering motherhood. In addition, La Leche League Groups usually maintain a lending library on a variety of breastfeeding and parenting topics which is made available to La Leche League members.
About Our Leaders
All La Leche League Leaders are mothers who have breastfed their own babies and have gone through an accreditation process to equip them to help other mothers breastfeed successfully and to lead the mother-to-mother support group meetings that La Leche League offers. Leaders volunteer their time and pay yearly dues to La Leche League. Because Leaders are encouraged to keep their work family-friendly and they are receiving calls on their home or cell phone, rather than at an office, there are times when they may have to call a mother back or let the voice mail pick up.