Leadville Group Started to Support Breastfeeding Moms
With Mother’s Day less than a week away, it’s the perfect time to bring readers good news about the newly formed La Leche League (LLL) of Leadville.
According to local organizer and recently accredited LLL leader Thea Gab, La Leche League is a free mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group and resource, with a recent group started locally. Leadville’s LLL meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the AMAX Room at the Lake County Public Library.
La Leche League (LLL) was started in the 1950s by a group of 7 women who wanted to breastfeed their children, but felt that they didn’t have the support and information they needed. LLL has gone on to become an international organization with a mission “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”.
All LLL leaders have breastfed children themselves and are trained to offer support over the phone. Some offer home visits also, and they can direct you to other resources for more complicated issues. LLL holds monthly series meetings where mothers gather to share their support, encouragement, and wisdom with each other. Having a community of mothers who share their experiences has been shown to help mothers who wish to establish breastfeeding.
There are so many moms who want to breastfeed but end up struggling with pain or other issues. Breastfeeding should never be painful, not even for a minute, so it’s important to get help early if there are any issues before they turn into bigger problems.
LLL of Leadville welcomes all who could benefit from the meeting series. Their next gathering is Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the AMAX Room at the Lake County Public Library. You can also call or text Thea at 303-842-7577 with questions or for support.