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All About La Leche League

Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide 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.


How La Leche League got started, who we are, what's going on, and how you can get involved.


About Us

La Leche League has a rich history and an established philosophy of mothering through breastfeeding. Learn more about who we are and what we do
  • History
    How did 7 women create an international organization providing information and support to breastfeeding mothers? Read more about our LLLI history.
  • Philosophy
    La Leche League philosophy is at the core of all we do. Our core philosophy is composed of 10 concept statements you can read here.


We host events for health care professionals, La Leche League Leaders, parents, and community members.
Check out what events are coming soon!
  • Local
    Continuing education credits are often available at La Leche League’s Area conferences. See what events are coming soon to your area.
  • International
    La Leche League International’s Conference in Chicago, IL in 2007 was a wonderful and exciting event. Read all about it here!
  • Seminars for Physicians
    Effective lactation management education for physicians is important for the success of the breastfeeding mother and child. Read more about our annual seminars for physicians.
  • Special Events
    There’s always something special going on at La Leche League.

Get Involved

Do you want to get involved with La Leche League? We need your help!
Don't just stand there—get involved!
  • Advocacy
    The LLLI External Relations and Advocacy department participatesas a proactive global presence for breastfeeding around the world.
  • Join
    Would you like to become a La Leche League member? There are many benefits to membership. Your membership counts!
  • Link to us
    Would you like to add a La Leche League button to your blog or other personal webpage? These images are available for your use.
  • Peers
    La Leche League’s Peer Counselor program helps develop support systems and breastfeeding information within targeted communities. Read more about helping mothers in underserved communities
  • Volunteer
    Curious how you can volunteer your time and energy with La Leche League? We'd love the gift of your time!



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LLLI Operations

Learn more about how La Leche League International accomplishes our mission.
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