Action, Networking, and Advocacy Committee


The ADVOCACY, NETWORKING AND ACTION Committee, a Standing Committee authorized by Article VII Section 2 of the Bylaws, is herein commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors of La Leche League International to:

Advise the BOD on advocacy and relevant global health initiatives supportive of breastfeeding

Coordinate networking with other relevant organizations that protect, promote and/or support breastfeeding

Recommend actions relevant to advocacy and networking

Recommend liaisons

so that all the functions of the organization may be effectively and efficiently carried out in conformity with established policies and procedures of LLLI.


This Committee shall:

  • Update the Board of Directors on:
    • organizations to which LLLI is represented
    • initiatives in which LLLI representatives have become involved
    • future initiatives that LLLI should consider
  • Report in a timely manner on meetings or conferences that representatives attended
  • Advise the Board on specific national and international organizations with which LLLI should consider liaising
  • Recommend opportunities that will:
    • promote breastfeeding
    • lead to effective networking, such as conference attendance
  • Prepare information releases for Leaders and the public on LLLI advocacy, networking and actions
  • Suggest to the Board future activities that would enhance global breastfeeding engagement and support
  • Review all web pages/policies that touch upon advocacy, networking and action
  • Establish funding budget for liaisons

(Feb 87; rev Oct 89, Oct 93, Oct 00, Nov 13, Sept 14, Sept 2018, Mar 19)