What is Le Leche League?
La Leche League is an international, non-profit, nonsectarian organization, dedicated to providing education, information and support to mothers who want to breastfeed. There are chapters located around the world that are organized and led by local volunteer Leaders.
La Leche League was starting in 1956 by seven women who wanted to help their friends with breastfeeding. Watch the video below to learn more about the history of La Leche League
Who attends La Leche League meetings?
The informal meetings are attended by expectant, new and experienced mothers and their babies/children. Meetings are attended by both mothers who are experiencing challenges and those who are not. In general, we welcome support people to come. Men, however, are a somewhat trickier matter in that women who would be comfortable with nursing in front of a group of women attending a meeting may not be comfortable nursing in front of a man they do not know, particularly if they need help with latch-on or other breastfeeding difficulties.
If you are pregnant and plan to breastfeed, we recommend you attend a meeting while pregnant.
All breastfeeding mothers are welcome, regardless how long you plan to breastfeed, or whether or nto you work outside the home. We desire to provide support to ALL mothers who wish to breastfeed.
What if I need help, but can't make it to a meeting?
You can call or email a La Leche League Leader at any time. If she is not available, she will return you call as soon as possible. There are also other resources that may work for you.
La Leche League Ocean Springs/Biloxi facebook page
La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline
La Leche League online forums
South Mississippi Breastfeeding Coalition has an up to date listing of where and how to get breastfeeding/chestfeeding help in south Mississippi. Visit there website to access the breastfeeding resource guide.