LLL Today #2 – Becoming an LLL Leader

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

La Leche League (LLL) is a mother-to-mother, peer-to-peer breastfeeding support organization. All LLL Leaders are volunteers who have breastfeed a child for a year or more. This experience of breastfeeding into toddlerhood gives Leaders the experience to support others in their breastfeeding journeys. Has LLL helped you in your breastfeeding, nursing or chestfeeding journey? Would … Read More

LLL Today # 2 – Who Populates Your Breastfeeding Village

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Breastfeeding is a lonely experience for many. Look at the representations of breastfeeding in art, at the photos published on social media: most of the time, we see a woman alone breastfeeding her baby and nursing appears to be a private, intimate act which the photographer or artist bursts into. This may be the problem: … Read More

LLL Today #2 – My Ideal Breastfeeding Village

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

I informally interviewed around 20 mothers in France about what they would like their ideal “breastfeeding village” to be. Despite their different visions of the ideal village, several common points appear and the answers are sometimes surprising[1]. First of all, there seems to be a difference if you ask the question before or after women … Read More

LLL Today #2 – It takes a village to breastfeed a baby

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

  Why talk about a village in an age of globally interconnected social networks, in an age when we can see and hear someone who lives in the other hemisphere, and we consume what is produced on the other side of the world? And why settle for a village when we have the world at … Read More

LLL Today #2 – Editorial

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

For this second edition of the new La Leche League International publication, LLL Today, we wanted to address the importance of the support that a breastfeeding mother or nursing parent can receive on a daily basis from a partner, family member, friend or the community without which many breastfeeding relationships are unfortunately compromised. Studies have … Read More

LLL Today #2 – Long breastfeeding and Humanization

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

We know more and more about the origins of humanity. And one thing is becoming increasingly clear: it is the way we care for our young that has made us human. In 2021, a fascinating documentary was shown on the French television channel France 5: Kromdraaï, à la découverte du premier humain.[1] On this site … Read More

LLL Today #2 – Photo Gallery

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Audrey vernon photographed by Sophie Ebrard Audrey Vernon is a French actress born in 1978. She also writes shows, including the excellent Billion Dollar Baby. She regularly appears on television, radio and in the press where she writes humorous columns. Audrey is the mother of two children whom she breastfed with joy. She wonders why … Read More

LLLI Conference Sessions

Thursday, August 25, 2022

LLLI Conference Sessions We recently celebrated our 65th anniversary with our online conference – Celebrating Connections. We will be making many of the sessions available as webinars. This video was made for the opening of the conference. It showcases just some of the work our wonderful Leaders and entities do. Watch it here  – We … Read More

Teal background. Photo of Hiroko Hongo standing in front of a banner at the entrance to the meeting.

11th Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Network Meeting

Thursday, August 25, 2022

LLLI Advocacy, Networking and Action Committee We are delighted that on the 15 – 17 June 2022 Hiroko Hongo was able to attend the meeting on behalf of LLLI. The meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium. Hiroko is a member of the LLLI Advocacy, Networking and Action Committee and a Leader with LLL Japan. She … Read More

Green background, photo is an external setting, a smiling mother nursing her baby. LLLI logo. Text reads 'Our international Facebook group provides support to parents in nurturing their babies through nursing or expressing milk https://www.facebook.com/groups/LLLI.Breastfeeding.Support/'

Global, online breastfeeding support

Thursday, August 25, 2022

LLLI Social Media and Website Committee We are proud to announce that the English language LLLI Breastfeeding Support Group on Facebook recently reached 60,000 participants! We are so grateful to the amazing team of LLL Leaders who moderate the group. Mothers and parents from around the world ask questions and share experiences, and Leaders offer … Read More