La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Leaders

Thursday, July 30, 2009

World Breastfeeding Week 2009

In emergencies, infants and young children are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, illness and death.* La Leche League International (LLLI) would like to thank you for your advocacy and support of breastfeeding because on some level you have helped prepare mothers and babies for unpredictable situations.

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response — Are You Ready?, reinforces the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergency response worldwide.

La Leche League International invites you to spend this Week, August 1-7, encouraging your friends and fellow breastfeeding advocates to support breastfeeding before and during emergencies.

Here are some of the ways you can help today:

Spread the word! — Send a FREE eCard from La Leche League International!

Download and distribute WBW materials
Action Folder — Calendar — Poster
Available in several languages.

To order these items (free plus the cost of shipping) visit

Materials courtesy of


Invite your Facebook friends to "attend" World Breastfeeding Week through the LLLI Facebook logo Group! Not a group member? Join today!

Make a pledge to host an event or find a local event.

"Breastfeeding is a shield that protects infants in an emergency."
— World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
WBW Calendar Announcement

* World Health Organization and UNICEF. Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. 2003, Geneva: World Health Organization.

Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support and information, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome Mary Caroline!

Please join us in welcoming our co-Leader Elizabeth's newest addition to her family!!

Mary Caroline was born Tuesday, July 21 at 10:34 pm. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and is 19 inches long.

Congratulations Elizabeth and family!