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About La Leche League

Welcome to La Leche League of Illinois.

What is La Leche League?

La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, mother-to-mother support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Accredited by La Leche League International, volunteer Leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers who are familiar with research and current findings dealing with all aspects of nursing. We offer practical information and support to nursing mothers through telephone help, monthly meetings, and lending libraries of books on childbirth, breastfeeding, and related parenting topics. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend meetings or call Leaders for breastfeeding help.

La Leche League Leaders have been supporting women and their breastfeeding choices since 1956 and have spread from seven women serving their community to an international organization serving 65 countries. Your local La Leche League Series Meeting may be just around the corner.

What are LLL Series Meetings Like?

Attending La Leche League Series Meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Knowing other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. It is also important to have accurate, up-to-date information.

Discussion topics include:

  • Advantages of Breastfeeding for Mother, Baby and the World
  • Preparing for Baby, Birth and Baby's First Weeks
  • Avoiding and Overcoming Difficulties
  • Nutrition, Weaning and Changes as Baby Grow

Babies and children are always welcome.