La Leche League of Okinawa, Japan
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our free meetings or call our Leaders for breastfeeding help.
LLL of Okinawa offers support and information through:
- Mother-to-Mother support
- Monthly meetings
- Telephone and email help from accredited Leaders
- An extensive lending library with books in English on breastfeeding, childbirth, and related subjects
- Sales of THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING (in English and in Japanese) and other books
LLL Okinawa holds a regular continuing series of informal discussion meetings open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Babies and young children are always welcome.
Meeting times: The third Thursday of the month in the Camp Lester Chapel Annex (bldg 6061) at 10 a.m.
For information on LLL meetings in Japanese, visit the LLL Japan page (requires Japanese browser).
Each La Leche League Leader is a mother who has breastfed and who enjoys helping other mothers to do so. Through her training, her contact with many nursing mothers and her own experiences, a La Leche League Leader can provide information and practical suggestions to help a mother cope with any difficulties that may occur. La Leche League Leaders are available to speak with a mother on the telephone or to answer questions by email. The training which a Leader receives through the accreditation process makes her uniquely qualified to support breastfeeding mothers. Selected initially for her experience, motivation and empathy, a La Leche League Leader is required to complete a comprehensive program to familiarize herself with most aspects of breastfeeding and also to develop her counseling skills. Once accredited, a Leader is provided with a continuing supply of information and support, including regular journals, contact with other experienced Leaders, and enrichment workshops and conferences. All Leaders are volunteers. For meeting information and breastfeeding support contact:
- Robyn-Tel 098-989-0974 firstname.lastname@example.org