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My first La Leche League meeting

Just a few weeks after my first baby was born, I got up the courage to go to a La Leche League meeting. Why did I go? Because I had a problem. In the hospital, they’d taught me to breastfeed in one position, and while it worked, it was increasingly awkward as my baby, Matthew, grew bigger. Nursing was going okay, but I wanted to be able to sit on a bench in the mall and feed my baby in a more relaxed, comfortable position. Every time I tried to latch him on that way, he’d just cry, like he didn’t know what I was trying to do.

Sharing Bathtime

I had my first baby in February in Montreal and I can tell you the whole house was freezing. She cried when I bathed her in the kitchen and even when I turned up the heat in the bathroom. I didn’t want bath time to be a bad experience, so I thought about what I could do to make it better.

Mothering through Breastfeeding

La Leche League (LLL) was created to provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support. In fact, LLL Canada’s mission is:

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. 

This is why every LLL Leader has been a breastfeeding mother herself. We do not provide medical information, and we’re not licensed professionals. We’re trained volunteers who draw from referenced LLL materials and our own experiences. 

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