Supporting Breastfeeding

La Leche League Canada

About La Leche League Canada

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La Leche League Canada is a national organization whose trained volunteer Leaders provide experienced mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities through a variety of programs. An acknowledged expert in breastfeeding, LLLC is a complementary adjunct to the health care system, valued by the health care system and society.  LLLC also provides continuing education opportunities for Health Professionals.  La Leche League Canada is a non-profit organization and a registered Canadian charity.

La Leche League Canada Mission
To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
La Leche League Canada Vision
LLLC is a national organization whose trained volunteer Leaders provide experienced mother- to-mother breastfeeding support through a variety of programs. An acknowledged expert in breastfeeding, LLLC is a complementary adjunct to the health care system, valued by the health care system and society. The organization is an integral part of Canadian families’ health care, connecting with every expectant mother and accessible in every community. LLLC collaborates with communities to provide a variety of services to meet their needs and wants. It is a financially secure organization supported by a variety of sources including corporations, donors, sponsors, users, members, alumni and volunteers. LLLC is an evolving, dynamic, efficient e-enabled learning organization with a variety of innovative programs and services. It is an organization committed to continuous growth and dynamic change to meet the needs of all constituents. The LLLC Board reflects the variety and interests of all constituents.
La Leche League Canada Philosophy
La Leche League Canada is an Affiliate of La Leche League International. We share a common purpose and philosophy. The basic philosophy of La Leche League is expressed in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and summarized in the following concepts.
*Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
*Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.
*Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.
*In the early years, the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
*Human milk is the natural food for babies, uniquely meeting their changing needs.
*For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.
*Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.
*Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby’s father. A father’s unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child’s development from early infancy.
*Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
*From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.

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Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed in this blog reflect the philosophy of the La Leche League Canada.  Comments may not necessarily reflect the philosophy of La Leche League Canada.  Links to external sources are provided solely as a courtesy to our blog visitors. 

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