Breastfeeding is a simple and natural process, but you may need support and information on the correct positioning of the baby at the breast, working and breastfeeding, avoiding problems and overcoming any difficulties that may occur.
Knowing other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Having accurate, up-to-date information is also important.
Attending La Leche League meetings can help you to 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. Being in touch with La Leche League can give you the network of support you need.
Meetings and calls are free of charge but you can choose to become a member. Membership is just US$25 per year. Members can use the lending library and receive a bimonthly journal called New Beginnings, filled with warm personal stories from breastfeeding parents along with up-to-date research, book reviews, and much more. To find out about other benefits of membership, call the La Leche League Leader listed below.