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La Leche League for Support and Information 9/10/2006

I can't tell you how many times I've talked to moms who have said, "I didn't need La Leche League, I didn't have any problems breastfeeding." or, "La Leche League couldn't help me, I just didn't have enough milk." La Leche League is for every breastfeeding mother who could use some support, encouragement and information. Even if things are going swimmingly, chatting about mothering through breastfeeding is always important to new moms and things come up, even if they are minor, its likely another mother has experienced what you are going through. As for milk supply, there are rare true occasions of insufficient milk supply, but they are generally linked to a hormonal issue or severe hemmorhaging during childbirth. Often times breastfeeding management is the culprit and LLL can help put things in perspective. La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Membership in La Leche League International is $40 for one year. Membership fees help to support your local Group and the international organization. The benefits of membership include a one-year subscription to NEW BEGINNINGS magazine. However, there is no requirement to pay for help. All phone help and meetings are free. All Leaders are volunteer moms. If you find a Leader you just don't click with..try another meeting or call another Leader. La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns. La Leche League is a valuable resource for breastfeeding and expectant mothers. The best thing to do is to check out a group near you when you are in your last trimester (or earlier). That way, you get a network of support in place BEFORE you have the baby for those crucial early days. The Seattle Helpline is 206-522-1336. You can find a group in your area here: more
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