The mission of La Leche League USA is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
What We Do
Breastfeeding is natural, but it does not always come naturally. La Leche League offers breastfeeding support to all who want to breastfeed. Whether you are working or home with your baby, La Leche League can help you reach your breastfeeding goals.
La Leche League helps families by:
Providing free meetings led by volunteer Leaders who are experienced with breastfeeding and are accredited by La Leche League International.
Offering support between meetings for breastfeeding challenges, such as positioning and latch, being sure your baby is getting enough milk, soreness, pumping and milk storage, and so much more!
Helping parents learn about the ages and stages of breastfeeding.
Creating a community of support by bringing breastfeeding families together.
La Leche League USA (LLL USA) is committed to diversity and inclusion. LLL USA supports all breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and human milk feeding families, inclusive of their race, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, primary language, ability, or socio-economic status. LLL USA fosters diversity among its Leaders so as to incorporate a wide variety of perspectives and responsible decision-making.
International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes
LLL USA remains committed to honoring the spirit and the letter of the WHOCode – the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutesand subsequent WHA Resolutions. LLL USA does not condone any actions that would allow a company that is not upholding its obligations under the WHO Code to advertise at La Leche League events. Click here for more information about the WHO Code.
LLL USA reaffirms its commitment the WHO Code and urges the LLLI Board to remove HAC members failing to comply with the WHO Code; March 15, 2018
La Leche League USA (LLL USA) reaffirms its commitment to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the WHO Code) and condemns the continued inaction of the LLLI Board of Directors (LLLI Board) regarding the removal of two Health Advisory Council (HAC) members who spoke at a workshop presented and promoted by Nestlé, a known WHO Code violator. LLL USA urges the LLLI Board to remove the two HAC members who have not met their obligations under the WHO Code. The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding, and compliance with the WHO Code is integral to the work of LLL USA.