La Leche League Canada
La Leche League Canada Leaders are experienced in breastfeeding and are familiar with the research and current findings dealing with breastfeeding. Leaders offer education, encouragement and practical suggestions to women who are nursing, or who are pregnant and may want to nurse their babies. Canadian research says that mothers often benefit from breastfeeding peer support and can gain confidence in their ability to breastfeed.
Local Leaders conduct a series of discussion-style monthly mothers' meetings that cover the practical, physical, and psychological aspects of breastfeeding. Topics such as nutrition, parenting, and birth are also discussed, and we provide an extensive lending library of books on these topics for parents.
LLLC Leaders have all breastfed at least one baby for at least a year, so they are able to provide mother-to-mother support as baby grows and develops out of the newborn stage.
Many of the concerns that mothers have are about the practical, day-to-day aspects of mothering a breastfed baby. Because Leaders have the experience of breastfeeding their own babies and have heard about the experiences of other mothers in their Group, they are able to empathize with other women and suggest practical strategies that have worked for other families.
Pregnant women and mothers can get information and support from LLLC Leaders in several different ways: over the phone (1-800-665-4324), at group meetings and on-line.
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