La Leche League


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La Leche League

n. La Liga de la Leche, organización que promueve la lactancia materna.
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La Leche League International also recently submitted its official 1993 Statement to the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fuod.
According to social historian Lynn Weiner, La Leche League formed in 1956 and claimed by the mid-1980s more than "four thousand support groups in forty-eight countries, and in the United States it had a reputation among many women as the primary source of expertise on motherhood'" (1357).
La Leche League (2013) Breastfeeding basics Information sheet.
La Leche League sometimes is (undeservedly) portrayed as an extremist group, but this book is nothing but supportive of whatever your choices are about nursing and sleeping.
In fact, Chaffee-McClure joined and became a leader of La Leche League, an international organization that provides support, encouragement and education about breastfeeding.
The move has been welcomed by the La Leche League Northern Ireland which gives breast-feeding mums mother-tomother support and information.
Discussion encompasses the La Leche League philosophy, cultural contradictions involved with "full-term" breastfeeding (up to eight years), and science, hormones, dogma, and identity, among other topics.
Peer support such as through the WIC program or La Leche League make mothers more successful because they provide role models, but are few and far between in some areas.
International Board Certified Lactation consultant Sam Doak, the former contact person for the local La Leche League, told the Marietta Times that she's known for some time about informal breast milk sharing.
The breastfeeding support group La Leche League emerged during the mid-1960s in the United States, and shortly thereafter in New Zealand, with the express purpose of supporting and valuing women's knowledge of breastfeeding and baby care (Gordon, 1998; Kedgley, 1996).
In addition, NCT and La Leche League counsellors are volunteers and, in my time, we were there for any mother in the community.
Finau is also a breastfeeding peer support worker in her church, having completed a six-day La Leche League training session.