We are the leading voice on mother-to-mother and parent-to-parent breastfeeding support.

Our History

La Leche League was founded by seven moms who discovered that new breastfeeding moms lacked the support systems that are vital for breastfeeding success. These seven women held their first meeting on October 17, 1961 and, since then, La Leche League has grown to an international organization that impacts the lives of thousands of families every year.

Our Mission

La Leche League is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to families who want to breastfeed.

Our Leaders

La Leche League Leaders are:

  • Parents who have personal experience in breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and/or pumping
  • Fully trained and accredited by La Leche League International
  • Able to help with all aspects of chest/breastfeeding 
  • Volunteers who care about you, your baby, and your family
  • Accessible via phone and email for personalized breastfeeding help

Our Commitment

La Leche League USA (LLL USA) is committed to diversity and inclusion. LLL USA strives to support all breastfeeding families regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, primary language, ability, or socio-economic status. La Leche League USA makes every effort to foster diversity among its Leaders so as to incorporate a wide variety of perspectives and responsible decision-making.

LLL USA also remains committed to honoring the spirit and the letter of the WHO Code  – the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent WHA Resolutions.  LLL USA does not condone any actions that would allow a company that is not upholding its obligations under the WHO Code to advertise at La Leche League events. Click here for more information about the WHO Code.

The newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of [his] mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.
— Grantly Dick-Read

What We Offer

All nursing parents and expectant parents interested in breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or human-milk feeding are welcomed and encouraged to attend our free meetings or call our Leaders for nursing help.

In an effort to provide breastfeeding resources and support, we:

  • Provide free meetings led by volunteerLeaders who are experienced with human milk feeding and accredited through La Leche League International.
  • Offer support between meetings by phone, email, text and social media.
  • Create a community of support, encouragement and compassion by bringing nursing families together.
  • Helping parents learn about the ages and stages of breastfeeding.
  • Educate parents about the ages and stages of breastfeeding and realistic breastfeeding expectations.
  • Do all of this completely free of charge. We do offer memberships to offset the costs of running our group and leading meetings, but payment is never required to receive help or be a part of this community.

You can also purchase The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding through us or by becoming a La Leche League member.