Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mother-to-Mother Support for Breastfeeding Moms

Did you know there are free local breastfeeding information and support groups on Oahu through La Leche League? La Leche League is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to helping mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. Accredited leaders are available to help mothers in person, through e-mail and over the phone. 

LLL holds monthly meetings open to any woman interested in breastfeeding. At the meetings, you’ll find new moms, experienced moms, moms of twins, military moms, working moms and moms-to-be.   Any questions are welcome and leaders have current and accurate information to help you, along with plenty of wisdom and support from the group if you need it. Babies are always welcome at meetings and you don’t have to become a member or sign up ahead of time. 

More about LLL:
La Leche League was founded by seven breastfeeding mothers in 1956.  These mothers noticed many other moms saying to them, “I tried to breastfeed, but I couldn’t…” and they decided to get together and invite pregnant friends and new moms to exchange information and support for breastfeeding. The organization grew quickly and today, La Leche League International has over 3,000 groups in 68 countries around the world.

To find information on leaders and groups in Hawaii, visit our website.

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