Now I will tell you, I don’t have kids so I don’t know what it’s like to breastfeed. I hope to have kids and breastfeed someday, but that’s all up to God. But I think that breastfeeding women need support. Women who are mothers play an important role in our society and are just as needed as every other women. Not only that, but La Leche League was started by women for women. What could be more women centered than that?
That’s why honoring organizations like La Leche League (LLL) is important. Seven women felt that breastfeeding was important and decided to create LLL in order to help and support women in breastfeeding. They use a system of mother to mother support, which I think is especially helpful since I think it’s always helpful to learn from someone who has been there and done that. They have a presence in more than 60 different countries. UNICEF has granted them consultative status. They’re also professional about the whole thing, having a certification process for lactation consultants.
Fun fact: La Leche means the milk in Spanish. So it’s literally, the milk league.
They’ve put out a book The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.
I hope that if you don’t have children now that you will consider breastfeeding someday if you have children or support your wife in breastfeeding. It is best for your child and there is help out there , through organizations like LLL.
Breastfeeding is something that’s pretty near and dear to my heart and so I’ve written about Mister Rogers talking about how moms feed their babies as well.