Thinking about becoming a La Leche League Leader?
LLL Leaders are part of a tradition that goes back to the beginning of humankind – mothers/parents supporting other parents in the art of breastfeeding and lactation. We know from personal experience what it’s like to get started with breastfeeding a newborn, and why breastfeeding is important to the older baby too.
Your Leader is there to help you breastfeed through sharing information and providing general support for anyone pregnant or breastfeeding. Leaders are trained and accredited to standards set by La Leche League International.
The training which LLL Leaders receives through the accreditation process makes us uniquely qualified to support your breastfeeding. We each brought experience, motivation and empathy when we joined LLL, and have then completed an extensive reading programme, to familiarise ourselves with most aspects of breastfeeding and to develop extensive listening and communication skills. Once accredited, a Leader is provided with a continuing supply of information and support, contact with other experienced Leaders, and enriching further education and connection.
If you are interested in finding out more about the process and prerequisites of training to be a LLL Leader please email the Leader Accreditation Department or contact a Leader near you. Also see the LLL International Website.