Welcome!

La Leche League (LLL) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Mothers


Questions About Nursing? 

  • You’re Not Alone!  LLL of Longmont offers personal help by phone or email, plus free meetups each month. All women interested in breastfeeding are invited to attend meetups for an enjoyable time of mother-to-mother sharing and socializing. Babies and young children are always welcome! 


How To Get Our Help

  • All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend our free meetups or contact our Leaders for free breastfeeding help. Mothers can become a member of La Leche League and enjoy even more benefits. 


La Leche League Philosophy 

  • Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
  • Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.
  • In the early years, the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
  • Human milk is the natural food for babies, uniquely meeting their changing needs.
  • For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.
  • Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.
  • Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.
  • Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby's father. A father's unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child's development from early infancy.
  • Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.



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Please direct all inquiries about offers, services, products, or commercial interests to La Leche League International’s Administrative Office: 312.646.6260 | LLLI.org