La Leche League’s 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.
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organisation dedicated to helping women who want to breastfeed.
If you are a mother or are going to become a mother who wants to breastfeed, whatever situation you find yourself in, we are prepared to support you. We provide research-based information and guidance as well as a warm and caring listening ear.
La Leche League was founded by seven mothers to support friends who wanted to breastfeed their babies in the 1950s. They began a grass roots organisation that continues to offer breastfeeding information, encouragement and support to mothers worldwide through a network of thousands of Leaders and Groups.
In the early decades of LLLI (La Leche League International), the Founders and other Leaders summarised their philosophy in the following ten concepts:
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is one of the many books we have in our library, which members are free to borrow from, at no extra cost. It is of course also available to buy from the LLL GB Bookshop, if you prefer to keep your own copy (for many of us it’s a real treasure!) or if you want to buy one for a friend.