La Leche League


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La Leche League

 [lah la´cha]
a voluntary organization formed in 1957 that encourages breastfeeding and offers support and guidance to nursing mothers. Local chapters may be listed in the telephone book, or their national office can be contacted by calling 1-800-LALECHE in the USA or 1-800-665-4324 in Canada. The web site for La Leche League International is http://www.lalecheleague.org.
An organisation that promotes breastfeeding
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La Leche League groups grew rapidly in New Zealand, especially during the 1970s.
This handy, highly portable, and thoroughly "user friendly" edition of The Breastfeeding Answer Book by Nancy Mohrbacher (an accredited La Leche League Leader and international board-certified lactation consultant) is a core reference for anyone working in the field of lactation.
Both the International Lactation Consultant Association and La Leche League International provide knowledgeable support personnel.
La Leche League International gives information about domperidone on its Web site, but plainly states that the drug is not approved in the United States and is used off label as a galactagogue.
After I had my first child, Calum, I joined the La Leche League, which promotes breastfeeding.
Ward was active in La Leche League when she was a young mother, but she later reexamined the league from her perspective as a scholar of religious studies.
Also, for breast-feeding questions, ask the La Leche League, a group that helps new mothers learn about breast-feeding, nutrition, and child care.
Some mothers benefit from having a La Leche League Leader or other qualified breast-feeding counselor observe a feeding session to offer suggestions on positioning.
Baldwin serves as legal adviser to La Leche League International, an Illinois-based organization that promotes breast-feeding.
For further information on breastfeeding advantages and proper technique, call La Leche League International (1-800-LALECHE).
I stand firmly, 100 percent behind breast-feeding," said Betty Crase, director of the Center for Breast-Feeding Information at La Leche League International.
Contact a local La Leche League for lots of good information, or check your library for books on the subject.