We invite you to browse our site and learn more about the Friends of La Leche League (formerly the LLL Alumnae Association).

Let’s connect if you are:

  • an active or retired La Leche League Leader
  • a current or former La Leche League member
  • breastfeeding
  • a parent of a child from toddler to teen to adult
  • a grandparent
  • an advocate for breastfeeding!

Friends of La Leche League Mission

The mission of the Friends of La Leche League is to support La Leche League as a resource and inspiration for future generations, encourage lifelong connections with the LLL community, and share the insights and wisdom that began with the breastfeeding relationship.

Honoring LLL Friends

Since the year 2000, Friends of La Leche League has honored deceased LLL Leaders through the “We Remember” program. Leaders are listed on our website by name and year of death. A ceremony in which the Leaders names are read was initiated at the 2001 LLL International Conference and has been held at conferences and Friends of LLL trips since then. To honor all deceased Leaders, we urge Friends who learn of the death of any LLL Leader to pass along information using this “We Remember” Form.

Friends of LLL also wants to honor all individuals who have inspired us. Our Tributes page includes personalized tributes honoring special people. Tributes are posted on our website for one year and included in Continuum magazine. You can write a tribute honoring someone important to you by using this form.

Because honoring those who have inspired us and shared their insights and wisdom is such a core part of the Friends of LLL mission, we have altered our website main menu to make it easier for people to access these pages. The “Honors” option on our main menu provides direct access to the “We Remember” and Tributes pages, as well as to the forms for submitting information for each of these. Friends of La Leche League is proud to honor those whose work and lives have inspired us through our lives.

Virtual Happy Hours for Friends of LLL

With the success of our first two virtual happy hours, Friends of La Leche League has decided to make these events a regular occurrence. Meeting via Zoom in small groups has been a wonderful way to connect with Friends near and far. Please check our blog and FaceBook Group for details about upcoming Virtual Happy Hour events. We hope you will join us!

More Mini-Grants!

In a departure from the past, Friend of La Leche League is excited to award Mini-Grants in two consecutive years. We are receiving reports on the progress of the 2020 Mini-Grant award projects, and will be sharing more information on our Mini-Grants page and via Continuum. We are now assembling the 2021 Mini-Grant Team and will be opening the application process soon! If you have an interest in serving on the Mini-Grants team working with applicants and making grant selections, please volunteer here.
We are so pleased to be able to fund so many innovative projects around the globe that further our mission.

New Website

We have received so much positive feedback about the new Friends of La Leche League website! With a simpler design, better graphics, more photos, and integration with our social media feeds, our new website is making it much easier for Friends to connect. And the technology platform has proven to be much easier for us to maintain and update. Please continue to share your thoughts about the new website by contacting us at info@friendsoflll.org.

Membership

For $30 per year, Friends of La Leche League members receive four issues of our new online newsletter Continuum. Members are also eligible for discounts in registration fees for Friends of La Leche League trips. To join or renew your membership, please join here.

Donations

Friends of La Leche League welcomes donations that fund our operations or specifically to support our Mini-Grants program. If you would like to make a donation, please donate here.

Tributes

Friends of La Leche League tributes provide you the opportunity to honor Friends, colleagues, family, mentors, or cherished friends. Tributes appear in our members’ newsletter, Continuum and are published on the website for one year. Please see our current tribute listings.

Annual tributes are just $20 each. If you wish to honor someone special to you, please make a tribute here.

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Timeline PhotosTHIS ❤️ I've been rocking and cuddling my baby to sleep since that day he was born. I mentioned this to a nurse at my clinic recently. She said that she did the same thing with her son, and everyone warned her that she would still have a teenager sleeping in her bed. And then she told me that, a few weeks ago, her teenage son came home from school very upset. He didn't want to talk, and just went to his room and listened to his music, typed on his phone and cried. The mother gave her son space, and night time came and she went to bed. Just as she was about to turn off her side light, the door opened, and her 15 year old padded into the room. He climbed into the bed with her, laid his head on her shoulder and cried. He told her all about the girl that broke his heart, all about the friends who laughed, all about the stresses of being him. She told him about her first broken heart, about friends who'd been cruel, and told him she understands. They talked in the dark for hours, until he feel asleep in her bed. Still sad but relieved after their talk.'So you see' she said to me, when she finished the story. 'I was so scared that I wound wind up with a teenager who would 'need me' at night, that I never stopped to consider how beautiful that would really be.' .Words by the beautiful @lrknost ✨Photo by the talented @angelickpicture ✨...#stopcensoringmotherhood #blog #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #nzmum #nzbusiness #blogger #newbornphotography #momlife #momsofinstagram #doula #cosleeping #midwife #empowerment #parenting #parenthood #parent #nz #momblogger #pregnant #toddler #womenempoweringwomen #thehappynow #clickinmoms #storytellingmama #letterboard #mindfulness #meditation #honestmotherhoodReposted from @themotherhoodprojectnz ...
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The herd of Chinese elephants protect a little one during sleep. Gosh, wonder if she’ll be sleeping with them when she is an adult! 😉 ...
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From Ligue La Leche, Quebec, Canadawww.facebook.com/LigueLaLeche/· Dear Tired Mom,I know you're exhausted You've been a parent for two weeks, two months, two years or more, and I know sometimes you feel like you'll never master things. I know you feel on point sometimes, so proud of everything you've accomplished as a wife and a mother, marveled by your strength. And I know how quickly everything can change and that mindset is fragile.I know you give every second of everyday and can hardly give more. I know you're tired. I know you aspire to days when you can lay in bed at night with peace of mind that your sleep will not be bothered. I know you want to sleep even two or four hours without interruption all night.No matter how long it took place, I know you didn't feel like yourself during your pregnancy, and in the end you probably wanted to take the baby out so you could get back to normal.Only I know your old life never really came back. You probably looked at pictures of this well-rested young woman you were and barely recognized yourself. I'm also sure you don't give enough credit to the beautiful amazing woman you are now.I know how physically and mentally trying being a mom is. I know you're holding, in the hollow of your arms, your baby or toddler while you brush your teeth, comb your hair or trying to find your car keys. I know you have a tiny human clinging to you while you try to have a conversation, go to sleep or dinner.I know you feel like you're SACRIFICING a bunch of stuff, sacrificing yourself. I know it's not always the case but I know sometimes it is. I also know you should hang on.You do a great job and you're not alone...Thanks to spiritysol for the illustration ...
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