Helping breastfeeding mothers through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.

What is La Leche League?

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed. All women interested in breastfeeding are encouraged to attend Group meetings or to call a Leader for breastfeeding help. We also provide health care providers with continuing education opportunities.

What is a meeting like?

La Leche League meetings are open to all women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or interested in breastfeeding. Nursing babies and toddlers are always welcome at La Leche League meetings. Each meeting focuses on a specific breastfeeding topic such as:

• The Advantages of Breastfeeding
• The Art of Breastfeeding and Overcoming Difficulties
• Nutrition, Starting Solids, and Weaning

In addition to discussion around a specific topic, everyone is invited to share their current breastfeeding issues and to seek information and encouragement from other attendees and the group Leaders. In addition, Leaders are available by phone and email to answer breastfeeding questions.

 

Become a member of La Leche League!

When you become a member of La Leche League, your membership funds will be used to support breastfeeding mothers and babies in your area.

 


Why La Leche League?

  • There will always be babies and mothers who breastfeed and need the help of other mothers who have breastfeeding experience and knowledge.
  • In La Leche League, the art of breastfeeding comes before the clinical act of breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding is empowering to women.
  • Breastfeeding is the unselfish giving of one to another and the selfish act of knowing no one else can do what you do for your baby.
  • The sisterhood of La Leche League leadership is a special bond.
  • Who else but another woman who has breastfed can truly understand how you can hate to get up in the middle of the night and love the reason for it at the same time?
  • As more research points out the irreplaceable benefits of breastfeeding, the value of a mother's role, and the importance of a mother's consistent presence to a baby in the early years, La Leche League is becoming more and more relevant to the world.
  • La Leche League brings together women (and their families) from many different cultures, backgrounds, economic strata, and intellectual levels and unites them in the common purpose and mission of promoting breastfeeding.
  • La Leche League is baby-friendly, mother-friendly, family-friendly, community-friendly, eco-friendly, and a model for the ancient tradition of mother-to-mother support.
  • What other breastfeeding support organization can celebrate 50 years of service to mothers and babies?

  • Cindy Garrison, Member, LLLI Board of Directors

Do You Need Immediate Breastfeeding Assistance?

Please try to contact a La Leche League Leader near you. You may also call our HELPLLLINE at (860) 563-6624 or email help@LLLct.org for 24-hour assistance. Be aware that email is not always checked immediately, so calling is the best choice if you have a question or concern that cannot wait.


 
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Chrys P: (203) 775-6260; Chrys.P@LLLct.org
 


 

Resources for Mothers

Find a Local Group - Get breastfeeding help from mothers in your community. Find out when and where your local group meets and how to contact local La Leche League Leaders.
Online Resources at La Leche League International - Check out the breastfeeding resources, including mother-to-mother forums and answer pages, on La Leche League International's website.
Consult the Tear Sheet Tool Kit when you need some information but not a whole book. You can read them, print them out for your refrigerator or for your family.
Shop at La Leche League International - La Leche League International's online store offers a wide range of products for breastfeeding and parenting.
Read the Latest Issue of New Beginnings -New Beginnings is La Leche League International's parenting magazine. It's packed full of inspiring stories and helpful information for expectant parents and breastfeeding moms. There's plenty to interest mothers at all stages of their parenting journey. Issue 1 now available online!

 

Resources for Members of the Press

If you are a member of the media and wish to contact an officer of La Leche League of Connecticut or if you wish to find a local La Leche League Leader who would like to field questions from the press, please contact:
Helen L., Area Coordinator of Leaders at Helen.L@LLLct.org

 

Resources for Healthcare Providers

If you are a healthcare provider and would like the latest breastfeeding information and research to pass on to your patients and/or clients, please contact:
Helen L., Area Coordinator of Leaders at Helen.L@LLLct.org