Find a LLL Group Near You
Local La Leche League Groups provide support to breastfeeding parents through monthly meetings and one-on-one support. La Leche League Leaders are volunteers who have personal breastfeeding experience with their own children and who have been accredited by La Leche League International. Find your local Group to contact a local Leader with your breastfeeding concerns or to attend an upcoming meeting.
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization. Leaders are grateful to the businesses, organizations, and churches that offer us space for our meetings, though LLL is not affiliated with any organization or religion.
At La Leche League Group meetings LLL Leaders and other parents share experiences, give suggestions and offer support and encouragement to each other. LLL meetings are a great place for learning from and making friends with others. Meetings provide time sharing breastfeeding experiences in a friendly and accepting atmosphere.
The informal meetings are attended by expectant, new, and experienced breastfeeding parents and their babies. Attending LLL meetings and seeing others breastfeed their babies helps new and expectant mothers learn how to nurture their babies too. Meetings are free and open to all who are interested in breastfeeding.
Our monthly meetings rotate through a series of four topics, although mothers are welcome to bring any question or concern to any meeting. Every meeting is different and the questions of the attendees are always given top priority.
- The importance of breastfeeding: Human milk is the natural food for babies, uniquely meeting their changing needs. Discussions can include the many qualities of human milk, our bodies’ ability to produce milk, as well as the positive impact breastfeeding has on families, the environment, and society.
- Adjusting to life with a new baby: This meeting focuses on the early weeks and offers suggestions to make the transition into being a family as smooth as possible.
- Overcoming difficulties: Based on the experience of others this discussion can include excellent ideas to help breastfeeding parents overcome roadblocks that may impede breastfeeding progress.
- Nutrition and weaning: Discussions may include current information regarding eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding, introducing solids, and options for weaning. Nutritious options for family meals are shared.
La Leche League Leaders are parents who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help others with all aspects of breastfeeding. Leaders are volunteers and they are available by phone when you have breastfeeding questions or concerns. You can find Leader names and telephone numbers in the map above or on individual Group pages linked at right.