News from LLLI, May-August 2021

Summary of LLLI activities, May-August 2021

In May we joined join with LLL entities, and countless other organizations and individuals around the world to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Read about our activities here.

In August we celebrated World Breastfeeding Week 2021 – find our resources and information here.
We will celebrate again in October and November when some countries hold their World Breastfeeding Week.

We recently issued a statement, ‘Becoming Welcoming’, explaining our approach to inclusion. It is our sincere intention that through our attitudes, our words, whether printed or spoken, and our visual representations that we indicate to any individual seeking our services and support that they are welcome. You can read our statement here.

COMING UP

The LLLI 65th Anniversary Online Conference in October, Celebrating Connections, is open to Leaders, mothers, parents, families and healthcare professionals from around the world. Sessions will be in a number of languages, and text translations of all will be available in English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. We hope you will join us – bookings open soon!

RESOURCES

Our current webinar by Monica Tesone, is  LLLI Webinar-Breastfeeding and Sexuality, and is available in Spanish.

As a series of climate-related emergencies, and refugee crises unfold across the world, you may find our multilingual Infant Feeding in Emergencies resources useful. You can access them here.

We have published the following resources in our Breastfeeding Info A-Z:
I Am Having Surgery
Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT)

LLL SUPPORT

LLL Leaders are volunteer breastfeeding counsellors who have nursed their own children, are passionate about the value of human milk and provide support in their communities. Leaders may offer information and resources in-person and by phone, text, email, and social media. Leaders may run a local group and moderate mother-to-mother/parent-to-parent meetings.

Find local support in over 80 countries here.
We have Breastfeeding Support Facebook Groups in English and Spanish.
Find online LLL support and resources here.
Read the latest edition of Breastfeeding Today here.

LLL ENTITIES

LLL is made up of 8 Direct Connect Entities (DCEs), each of which serves as the leadership body for its Leaders to connect with LLLI. You can find more information about each DCE, the support they offer and upcoming events here.