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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To be sure, breastfeeding does not strengthen this family as La Leche League founders claimed it would.
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board-certified lactation consultants into the shelters to start working directly with the mothers who wanted our help," says Katy Lebbing, herself an international board-certified lactation consultant with La Leche League International, an organization that supports and promotes breastfeeding.
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.
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In the opinion of Sandra Thomson, a support worker from La Leche League, much of this is down to the very poor image of breastfeeding which new mothers may have.
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.