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About La Leche League

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization and our mission is to provide education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
 
La Leche League began with a wish - a dream really - that all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies would be able to do so. The seven LLL founders had overcome a variety of difficulties before they were able to breastfeed with ease and confidence, and they knew of too many mothers who were unable to breastfeed at all simply because they had no one to turn to for information. All women who have an interest in breastfeeding are invited to attend LLL meetings. Mothers of all ages, races and religions, single mothers, working mothers and mothers whose philosophy on various aspects of infant care and childrearing may differ from LLL's are welcome. Each mother is encouraged to take from the League's philosophy what seems sensible and helpful to her.
 
Local volunteers are available to answer breastfeeding questions and we hold local meetings with moms and babies.  Phone and email help and meetings are free.  If you have found that LLL has helped you, we offer an annual membership.  If you would like more information about Membership, please see the link on the left or contact a Leader.

 
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