What is a Leader?
We are part of La Leche League Great Britain (LLLGB), which is an affiliate of La Leche League International (LLLI). LLLI is a volunteer-based organisation providing breastfeeding information and support to those who want to breastfeed their infants.
As a ‘Leader’ – the LLLI name for breastfeeding counsellor – we have breastfed our children and then undertaken an accreditation process with LLLI to be able to support others on their breastfeeding journeys.
The mission statement of the organisation is:
To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Support is given through group meetings, help forms/emails, phone calls, video calls and social media. We, along with every other Leader in LLLGB, are volunteers, managing our responsibilities alongside family and work commitments.