What is La Leche League? And how does it help women breastfeed?

What is La Leche League? And how does it help women breastfeed?

Juli’s Cookie Co. is passionate about educating women about breastfeeding on a global scale. La Leche League (LLL) is an international organization that has been a beacon of hope for breastfeeding mothers worldwide since it was founded in 1956. They have played an invaluable role in empowering and supporting breastfeeding mothers. And we’re here for it. 

Every box of lactation cookies purchased from us here at Juli’s Cookie Co contributes to their initiatives in Canada and the USA. 

The primary mission of La Leche League is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement. LLL operates on the philosophy that breastfeeding is a natural biological process and a fundamental element of mothering. Their core belief is that mothers possess the innate ability to breastfeed successfully with the right support and guidance.

At the heart of La Leche League is the concept of mother-to-mother support. Trained volunteer Leaders, who are experienced breastfeeding mothers themselves, offer guidance and empathetic listening to mothers facing challenges. These support groups provide a safe space for women to share their experiences, seek advice, and find solace in the company of others who understand their journey.

LLL is dedicated to promoting evidence-based information on breastfeeding, helping mothers make informed decisions. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and literature, LLL equips women with practical knowledge about breastfeeding techniques, positioning, overcoming obstacles, and understanding their babies' needs. They emphasize the importance of a nurturing and responsive mother-infant relationship.

La Leche League is a strong advocate for breastfeeding rights and works tirelessly to create supportive environments for breastfeeding mothers. LLL collaborates with health professionals, policymakers, and community organizations to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for supportive legislation. They strive to counteract cultural barriers and debunk myths surrounding breastfeeding.

La Leche League's influence extends beyond national borders, with thousands of local groups operating in more than 80 countries. Through their international presence, LLL has played a pivotal role in normalizing breastfeeding and empowering mothers worldwide. Their resources are available in multiple languages, ensuring that women from diverse backgrounds can access the support they need.

La Leche League has been instrumental in empowering and supporting breastfeeding mothers for over six decades. Through its mother-to-mother support, education, and advocacy efforts, LLL has helped countless women navigate the challenges of breastfeeding, enabling them to experience the joys and benefits of this vital aspect of motherhood. As an unwavering source of knowledge, encouragement, and community, La Leche League continues to make a profound difference in the lives of mothers and babies around the world, fostering a culture that values and supports breastfeeding.

Juli’s Cookie Co. Lactation Cookies stands with La Leche League. For every box sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to help breastfeeding education.  

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