At La Leche League meetings...
Mothers are the best experts in caring for their babies. La Leche League is mother-to-mother support.~ What happens at LLL meetings?
At Group meetings La Leche League Leaders and other mothers share experiences, give suggestions and offer support and encouragement. LLL meetings are ideal for learning from and making friends with other mothers. These meetings provide time for mother-to-mother sharing in a friendly and accepting atmosphere. The informal meetings are attended by expectant, new and experienced mothers and their babies. Most Groups rotate through a series of breastfeeding topics; however, every meeting is different and the questions of the attendees, particularly those who are pregnant or have new babies, are always given top priority.
~ What information is discussed at LLL meetings?
There are four general topics that Leaders rotate through at meetings - Benefits of Breastfeeding, Bringing Baby Home, Avoiding Difficulties, and Nutrition and Weaning. Sometimes a Leader may cover the topic in a general fashion, and sometimes a Leader may cover a specific topic within that general topic. Enrichment meetings may cover a wider variety of topics and do not generally follow the four general topics.
~ Enrichment meetings? What are those?
Enrichment meetings are extra meetings that are held for larger groups about more specialized topics. Some enrichment meetings may focus on working mothers, other topics of interest are nursing toddlers. Not all groups have enrichment meetings, so if you're interested in one, contact a Leader in your local group and inquire.
~ Do I have to join LLL to attend meetings?
No, you do not have to join LLL to attend meetings. We do offer membership options to support our Groups but it is not required for attendance.
~ Can I bring my baby/children to the meeting?
Yes, babies and children are welcome.
~ Can I bring my mother/mother-in-law/husband/other support person?
In general, we welcome support people to come. Men, however, are a somewhat trickier matter in that women who would be comfortable with nursing in front of a group of women attending a LLL meeting may not be comfortable nursing in front of a man they do not know, particularly if they need help with latch-on or other breastfeeding difficulties. As a result, it is often preferred that male support people do not attend the bulk of the meeting but instead come in at the very beginning of a meeting or at the very end.
~ How do I find a local Group?
To find a Group near you, visit http://www.llleus.org/Groups.html. If you are unable to find a local Group, you may consider attending one of our online LLL meetings.
~ What if there's no Group near me?
LLL offers online chats, and you may also contact a Leader about starting a Group in your area. There are also support forums located at the LLL EUS site and at the LLLI site.
~ Do you make home visits?
Some Leaders do make home visits, but it is not required of LLL Leaders. If you need help immediately, and the next LLL meeting in your area is not soon enough, contact a Leader in your area to see if there are any nearby Leaders who will meet with you.
Breastfeeding - in modern art.
We are having evening meetings now with special support for working mothers. If you are pregnant, we recommend attending a meeting before you have your baby.
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Con la ayuda de un intérprete hablamos español
La Liga de La Leche fue fundada para proporcionar información, apoyo y estímulo, principalmente a través de ayuda personal, a todas las madres que quieran amamantar a sus hijos. Al mismo tiempo que complementa el cuidado del médico y de otros profesionales de salud, LLL reconoce la importancia especial de que una madre ayude a otra a percibir las necesidades de su niño, y aprender la mejor manera de satisfacerlas. http://www.llli.org/LangEspanol.html
You do not have to be a member to attend meetings.
Membership in La Leche League is just $40 per year. The membership fee helps support local Groups, our Area and the international organization. Members receive a bimonthly journal called New Beginnings, filled with warm personal stories from breastfeeding parents along with the most current research, book reviews, and much more. LLL membership is not required to receive telephone help or to be a welcome part of our meetings. Memberships may be purchased or renewed in person at a meeting.
Donations are also always gratefully accepted.
Many mothers find wearing your nursing baby in a sling to be discreet and frees up your arms to do other things.