Our mission is to help mothers 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.
The LLLNZ Board is made up of 13 members including department heads and a representative from each area. The board provides governance and stategic direction for our organisation. Please read our Board Member Profiles.
The Professional Advisory Group consists of selected members of the health, science, legal and business professions. The members are selected for their commitment to breastfeeding, their desire to support La Leche League, and their prominence in their professional field. They are invited to assist the work of La Leche League New Zealand in a volunteer, advisory capacity.
How did seven women create an international organization providing information and support to breastfeeding mothers?
Leaders are mothers who have successfully breastfed at least one baby, they choose to volunteer their time to support other families meet their breastfeeding goals. Leaders have training in breastfeeding management and communication skills, and are peer supporters rather than health professionals. Leaders are available at group meetings and for phone counselling. We work by offering information and support for each family to make the choices which are right for them. Interested in becoming a Leader?
As with many of you, some of our closest friends are women we first met at La Leche League meetings. We have nourished these relationships beyond baby and toddlerhood, through the teenage years, careers, possibly marriage and perhaps grandchildren.
LLLNZ has been part of the parenting support scene for fifty years so it was timely to establish an alumnae group and with the support of the LLLNZ Board, a small committee was formed to bring this into reality in 2008.