La Leche League of MD-DE-DC
Providing mother-to-mother breastfeeding support in
Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
La Leche League is an international, non-profit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, mother-to-mother support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Accredited by La Leche League International, volunteer Leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers who are familiar with research and current findings dealing with all aspects of nursing. We offer practical information and support to nursing mothers through telephone help, monthly meetings, and lending libraries of books on childbirth, breastfeeding, and related parenting topics. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend our meetings or to call our Leaders for breastfeeding help.
What are LLL meetings like?
Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. At these monthly meetings mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Knowing other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. It is also important to have the accurate, up-to-date information that is provided by the accredited Leader or Leaders at each meeting.
Discussion topics include:
* Advantages of Breastfeeding for Mother, Baby, and the World
* Preparing for Baby, Birth, and Baby's First Weeks
* Avoiding and Overcoming Difficulties
* Nutrition, Weaning, and Changes as Baby Grows
Meetings are free and open to all mothers and expectant mothers. Membership is not required. Babies and children are always welcome.
Many local Leaders are also available to answer questions by telephone or email.