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La Leche League meetings are free. Babies and nursing children are always welcome. Come for breastfeeding support, share your own parenting successes, troubleshoot a nursing challenge, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of motherhood.

 

In case of inclement weather, please contact one of the listed Group Leaders to confirm the time/location of the meeting. 

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to families who want to breastfeed. All families interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend the monthly Group Meetings or call a Leader for breastfeeding, chestfeeding or human milk feeding help. La Leche League of Connecticut also provides health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on lactation management.

La Leche League USA (LLL USA) and La Leche League of Connecticut (LLL CT) are committed to diversity and inclusion. LLL CT 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 CT fosters diversity among its Leaders so as to incorporate a wide variety of perspectives and responsible decision-making.

 

For website assistance, email: administrator@LLLct.org

La Leche League Philosophy

What is La Leche League's Philosophy?

 

La Leche League is here to support you in meeting your own breastfeeding goals, whether you want to nurse for two days, two months, two years, or more. 

 

LLL ideals and principles are guided by the following ten statements:

 

  • ​Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.

 

  • Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. 

 

  • In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.

 

  • Human milk is the natural food for babies, uniquely meeting their changing needs.

 

  • For the healthy full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.

 

  • Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.

 

  • Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.

 

  • Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby’s father. A father’s unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child’s development from early infancy.

 

  • ​Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.

 

  • ​From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.