Originating in the United States La Leche League is a non-profit, volunteer organisation that supports new mothers in breastfeeding.
La Leche League of Wellington South.
According to La Leche League Leader, Janet McClean, last year the New Zealand organisation had contact with around 27,000 women. There are 49 groups located across the country and group meetings take place once a month, covering topics associated with breastfeeding and parenting, but more importantly, it’s a chance for women to share their experiences in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
This year the league celebrate 50 years with a conference held in Auckland in October, and the release of their book: Latching On: 50 years of breastfeeding support – La Leche League in New Zealand 1964-2014
Read reporter Sonia Sly's own story of breastfeeding on the Radio New Zealand website, and listen to her report here: