Become a Leader

Becoming a LLL Leader

Please read about the LLLI Prerequisites for Applying for Leadership, and to learn about what La Leche League (LLL) believes and the responsibilities of a LLL Leader. CLICK HERE

Before you apply to become a LLL Leader, you will need to have an in-depth discussion with a current Leader about the prerequisites, LLL philosophy, Leader responsibilites and the work required during the application period.  If you are both in agreement to move forward, the Leader will write a recommendation and you will fill out the application form and pay the Leader application fee.

Are you already attending LLL Series Meetings?  If so, discuss the information on this page with one of the Group Leaders.

Is there a LLL Group near you?  (Click here to find your local Group).  If yes, start attending meetings to learn what LLL Leaders do and how they support breastfeeding mothers/parents.  If you decide that you'd like to become a LLL Leader, talk with one of the Group Leaders, who can share more details about leadership, and help you decide if leadership is right for you. 

What if there's no LLL Group nearby?  You can still apply to become a LLL Leader.  If you live in an area with no LLL Group or Leader, contact the Coordinator of Leader Accreditation (CLA) for your Area (see below) or contact the Administrator of Leader Accreditation at A representative of the Leader Accreditation Department (LAD) will answer your questions and have a pre-application discussion with you.

To Learn More About LLL:

  • Read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and other LLLI books, Breastfeeding Today and information sheets.

  • Make a financial donation so LLLC can continuing supporting breastfeeding families.

  • Attend Series Meetings, if available. You‘ll become part of a mother-to-mother/peer-to-peer support network that provides information and encouragement and find helpful information in the Group Library.

  • Volunteer to help the Group as (for instance) librarian, treasurer, hostess.

  • Extend your network and learn more about breastfeeding and parenting by attending local La Leche League conferences.


Coordinators of Leader Accreditation

Atlantic Canada

Linda Wieser

Québec and Eastern Ontario

Melissa Fenwick

Central and Southern Ontario



Sylvia Walker 

Alberta/Northwest Territories

Linda Wieser

British Columbia/Yukon

Sue Hoffman


To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society