World Breastfeeding Week: Support, close to mothers

September 30, 2013

In Canada most mothers start breastfeeding, but many stop in the early weeks.  Why is this?  Many encounter challenges and can’t find the information or support to work through them.  Expectant moms are encouraged to think ahead and create a breastfeeding support plan prior to giving birth.

Moms who have good support systems with family and friends are more likely to breastfeed longer.  They are also more likely to enjoy breastfeeding.  La Leche League Canada meetings are a place where mothers can find support.  La Leche League Leaders are mothers who have breastfed their own babies.  Leaders are trained to provide up-to-date breastfeeding information and encouragement.  Leaders guide discussions to help women learn about breastfeeding.  For those who can’t attend group meetings, La Leche League Canada support is accessible by phone, e-mail and the internet.

Breastfeeding support can come from partners, family, and friends.  Supportive communities welcome mothers and their breastfeeding babies in stores and restaurants and other public places.

Be a breastfeeding supporter during this World Breastfeeding Week (and every other week!).

If you are interested in breastfeeding, please attend our meetings.  Any time is a good time to come to a La Leche League meeting ~ whether you are pregnant, have a new baby, or are considering weaning.  Babies and young children are always welcome.

For more information about a La Leche League Group/Leader near you, please visit and click on the Get Help link. You can also visit us at our Facebook/Twitter pages:

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Submitterd by Fiona Audy and Penny Miles from LLLC