''La Leche League meetings are the heart of the organization. They are free, informal discussion groups, held in homes or at easily accessible public locations, that cover the practical, physical, and psychological aspects of breastfeeding.... LLL gatherings are a wonderful place for information and encouragement, and a ready source of new friendships among mothers who automatically have a lot in common. Your questions on any topic are welcome; they never need to wait! There are usually several mothers who can offer insights or suggestions from their own experience – or at least who have the same questions, which is reassuring too.”
from the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 2010, pg. 442
To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
LLLC is a national organization whose trained volunteer Leaders provide experienced mother- to-mother breastfeeding support through a variety of programs. An acknowledged expert in breastfeeding, LLLC is a complementary adjunct to the health care system, valued by the health care system and society. The organization is an integral part of Canadian families' health care, connecting with every expectant mother and accessible in every community. LLLC collaborates with communities to provide a variety of services to meet their needs and wants. It is a financially secure organization supported by a variety of sources including corporations, donors, sponsors, users, members, alumni and volunteers. LLLC is an evolving, dynamic, efficient e-enabled learning organization with a variety of innovative programs and services. It is an organization committed to continuous growth and dynamic change to meet the needs of all constituents. The LLLC Board reflects the variety and interests of all constituents.
For More Information about LLLC
For the history of the establishment of LLLC click here. The page also includes a video on the founding of La Leche League.
You may also be interested in watching the video Breastfeeding Mothers which was part of the National Awareness Campaign.
To learn about who we are and what we do: click here for an article with information about what to expect when contacting a Leader, or attending a Group meeting, and and other interesting facts; and/or watch this Mothering Through Breastfeeding video.