In 1956, seven women found themselves at the center of attention for successfully breastfeeding their babies. When breastfeeding rates were at an all-time low in the United States, these women organized themselves to reach others in their community and offer them the support they had found from each other.
The La Leche League philosophy of mothering through breastfeeding has helped thousands of women discover that they truly are “the expert” on their own babies. The basic philosophy of La Leche League is summarized in the following ten statements:
For nearly 60 years, La Leche League has been at the forefront of helping mothers to breastfeed. Here’s to another 60 more!
In 2016, La Leche League celebrates its 60th anniversary! Read here how the story began…
La Leche League’s fundamental purpose is to provide support and information to parents who are interested in breastfeeding. Our Leaders work very hard to make sure that we are keeping current with new developments in breastfeeding research, and are always fine-tuning our communication skills. Continue reading
Welcome to the NEW La Leche League Ohio Online! Connect with La Leche League Leaders and Groups in your area, and learn more about how breastfeeding is an amazing gift for your child.
La Leche League provides many resources for families; here are some popular articles and publications: La Leche League USA New Beginnings (Blog) Follow LLL USA on Facebook La Leche League International Breastfeeding Today (Blog) Popular Articles: Engorgement Fussy Babies Growth Spurts Latch and Positioning Returning to Work Sore Breasts Sore Nipples Supply Weaning