|Welcome To La Leche League of Longmont, Colorado
La Leche League is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother
support, education, information, and encouragement, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element
in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Find out what LLL of Longmont has to offer, click here.
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Questions About Nursing? You're Not Alone
Would you like to meet other mothers like you in your community?
La Leche League of Longmont offers personal help by phone or email, plus two Series Meetings
each month. All women interested in breastfeeding are invited to attend meetings for an enjoyable time of mother-to-mother
Babies and young children are always welcome!
Please contact us if you have questions or need support.
If you are new to the area, click here to learn
more about the city of Longmont.
Have you been thinking about becoming a member, or is it time to renew your membership?
You do not have to become a Member to participate in or ask for help from LLL, but if you have the financial means and feel
that you or someone you care for has benefited from LLL assistance, your support would be very much appreciated.
There are many creative ways to support LLL. Click here to find out more.
Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of
Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk
In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
Breast milk is the superior infant food.
For the healthy full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until 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.
Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.
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
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
-- La Leche League International, Publication No.150