Prospective Projects for 2009
Your contribution will make mission-based projects such as these possible.
New Mother Packets for US
This project will provide new mother packets to hospitals in the United States that support breastfeeding. There are 67 hospitals in the United States that have made this
commitment to become "baby friendly" and our goal is for LLLI to be the prime breastfeeding resource for mothers once they leave the hospital.
Partnerships with "baby-friendly" hospitals help ensure that health
care professionals, like lactation consultants, receive the most
current information on breastfeeding and tips for solving common
problems like latch-on and positioning. These health care professionals
are often the first contact for new mothers so getting the most
up-to-date information in their hands is the best way for mothers to
receive the support they need.
The complimentary New Mother Packet contains:
- A congratulatory card that lists breastfeeding resources available on our Web site;
- Breastfeeding Guide: Tips & Products, a catalog that
contains answers to frequently asked breastfeeding questions along with
products related to breastfeeding and nursing wear;
- A tear-off information sheet titled "Is My Breastfed Baby Getting Enough Milk?";
- The latest edition of New Beginnings, a magazine dedicated to the breastfeeding family’s lifestyle.
PROJECT UPDATE: The initial batch of these packets were assembled by two local Girl Scout Troops from Schaumburg, Illinois, USA as one of their service projects. To read more about these wonderful girls, click here to read an article from the most recent edition of Leaven.
As of August 7, 2009, LLLI has shipped 9,175 packets to 28 hospitals and facilities in the US.
La Leche League International is partnering with a professional film producer to develop videos that can increase our outreach and fundraising efforts.
Videos in this project include:
- A video about the benefits and techniques of breastfeeding;
- An institutional video about LLLI that can be used for fundraising events and in speaking
engagements to hospitals as well as clubs and organizations like Rotary International,
Kiwanis, General Federation of Women’s Clubs;
- A public service announcement for
distribution in the media and for LLLI Leaders to share in their
- Video clips—geared toward mothers—for the LLLI Web site on
requested, such as latch-on and positioning. These can also be made
available to healthcare professionals for sharing with new mothers in
- Educational videos that highlight breastfeeding in special situations, e.g., breastfeeding special needs children, twins, or breastfeeding in the workplace.
Leader Accreditation Scholarship Program
Mothers interested in helping other mothers breastfeed can go through an accreditation program to become certified “Leaders.”
Through the generous support from a key corporate sponsor, LLLI was perviously able to establish a Leader Scholarship Program that provides
scholarships to applicants in the United States who cannot afford the
LLLI would like to expand this program
through fundraising efforts, making scholarships available to
applicants around the world.
For information about becoming an accredited “Leader” through this scholarship program, please contact your local group Leader.
Translations, Printing, & Distribution of LLLI Materials
Continuing translations of LLLI materials into other languages are a
necessary step in reaching a broader group of mothers worldwide. Many
of the current translations are on our Web site, but there are mothers
in some countries who do not have access to the Internet so providing
printed copies is important. Since most translation work is done by
LLLI Leaders at no cost, the primary cost for this ongoing project is
printing and distribution.
New and continuing translations include the languages listed below.
New Publications and Editions of Cornerstone Books
Updating our definitive guide, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (2004),
will provide mothers with current research as well as tools needed to
make informed decisions about birth, breastfeeding, and parenting. New
publications include pocket guides of this book as well as The Breastfeeding Answer Book. These are two of our most requested books.
questions about the projects listed on this page or regarding donations to
LLLI, please contact the Development Department at (847) 519-7730, ext.
240, or firstname.lastname@example.org.