La Leche League

La Leche League (LLL) is an international nonprofit nursing advocacy organization, whose official motto is “good mothering through breastfeeding.” The organization supports exclusive breastfeeding for approximately 6 months until the baby might be ready for the introduction of solid foods and continued breastfeeding until the child is ready to stop. It also maintains that breastfeeding is an important element not only for nutritional purposes and the development of the infant but also for the establishment of bonds between the baby and the mother. According to the organization’s official website, its vision is to “realize, deepen, and share the love and wisdom found in the breastfeeding relationship.” The aim of this entry is to provide an overview of the organization’s main activities, history, structure, international collaborations, ...

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