Covid-19 Update

La Leche League Edinburgh are here to support you with your breastfeeding journey (from pregnancy to weaning and beyond!).

TWO regular weekly online meetings EVERY Friday on Zoom:

  • 10:30am and 20:00 every Friday

    To join us, Please click here to register in advance.

    What happens at an LLL meeting? scroll down to read more, we’d love to meet you!

As always LLL meetings are FREE, but we rely on membership and donations to continue. Donations can be made here:

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/LLLE

We continue to be available for one-on-one support, scroll down for details.

There are lots of fantastic articles on many breastfeeding topics on the LLLGB website.

LLL Leaders are internationally accredited breastfeeding counsellors. We are all volunteers and offer support to you while juggling their own family lives, which is increasingly tricky! We will keep the website and Facebook page updated.

Wishing everyone good health and LLLove,
Eden, Karla, Sarah, Thea, and Miriam (LLL Edinburgh Leaders)

Welcome

Come and join us at our next meeting! La Leche League is for those who:

  • …are expecting a baby and want to know more about breastfeeding (including chestfeeding, combination feeding, exclusively pumping, however your journey looks for you)
  • …are already breastfeeding and want help with challenges
  • …would like information on starting solids or weaning (the end of breastfeeding)
  • …want to meet others who are breastfeeding to share support and experiences (newborns, toddlers, through pregnancies and beyond)
  • …are interested in reading more about breastfeeding, birth and parenting
  • …are health professionals interested in learning more about breastfeeding
  • …want to help others who are breastfeeding

Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: All face-to-face meetings have been suspended due to Covid-19. Please see the top of this page for information about remote meetings.

LLL Edinburgh meets every Friday online on Zoom.

Our meetings welcome those that have experience of breastfeeding (however that might look for you: including chestfeeding, exclusively pumping, combination feeding…from one feed to years of breastfeeding) or are pregnant.

All meetings are lead by an LLL Leader (internationally accredited breastfeeding counsellor) who is a parent, just like you, that has breastfed their baby as well as trained and accredited with La Leche League International.

At every meeting we start with a warm drink and a snack–now in the comfort of our own home until face-to-face meetings resume. We have a group chat on different topics, sharing experiences of breastfeeding and common issues. There is time to speak with each other and an LLL Leader.

We have a library and leaflets, which can be posted out or picked up using social-distancing, just get in touch to arrange. There is no cost to come to any of our meetings or use our resources.

LLL believes that you know your own babies best. We want you to feel free to express your own ideas and experiences and to take from meetings the ideas that work for you and your family. We are here to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.

You are welcome to keep coming to meetings for as many months (or years!) as you wish.

All meetings make time for your questions; if you have a question, please ask!

Help between meetings

Do you need help with breastfeeding between meetings? You can:

  • Ring a local leader for support (Your local Leaders are volunteers so may not always be able to answer their personal phone):

    • Eden 0131 336 2641
    • Sarah 07842 078527
  • Email us at hello@llledinburgh.co.uk

  • Call our UK Helpline: 0345 120 2918 (8am-11pm with voicemail outwith these hours)

  • Go to the La Leche League GB website for breastfeeding and parenting articles and information, chat online with a Leader or send in a contact form for someone to get back to you.