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La Leche League of Shanghai, China

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Our monthly series meetings offer a special opportunity for expecting and nursing mothers to learn more about breastfeeding, ask questions and share with others in either English or Chinese.

Puxi- English Meetings are on the third Thursdays of the month from 10 am -12 pm at Baby International Gubei, 2nd Floor, Huangjingcheng Pedestrian Street No. 623 (located along Huangjincheng Pedestrian Street close to Yin Zhu Lu between Hong Bao Shi Lu and Lan Bao Shi Lu) Phone 6236-2363

Pudong Chinese meetings second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information, write to lalecheleagueshanghai@gmail.com.

Meetings typically involve a group discussion about the selected topic followed by a time for questions related to breastfeeding and mothering issues. After the formal meeting is concluded, light refreshments are offered and mothers are given a chance to chat with other mothers in a warm and welcoming environment. Mothers are also invited to borrow from our multi-lingual lending library with titles that cover all aspects of positive parenting or to purchase specially imported items from our sling/book store.

LLL meetings are very helpful for breastfeeding mothers, but can also provide much-needed preparation for expectant moms since a bit of education can make a big difference in the successful outcome of a rewarding breastfeeding experience. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about mothering through breastfeeding. Meetings are a great way to meet like-minded friends and make connections with other in the community.

La Leche League Shanghai offers free mother-to-mother breastfeeding help and information to all interested women through monthly meetings, email and telephone. The meetings are free but we encourage mothers to subscribe in order to support our local Group, our Area, and the international organization. The 2013 membership fee is 200rmb.

  • A "Thank You" gift bag from LLL Shanghai
  • "Close to the Heart", an email publication produced for members of La Leche League Asia, and the online Breastfeeding Today magazine from LLL International
  • All members are entitled to a 10% discount on new books (including The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding), slings, T-shirts, and breastfeeding products purchased through our Group
  • Knowing that your membership fee goes to help support other breastfeeding mothers through LLL Shanghai, our Area and the international organization


La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who are accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They 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 or breastfeeding support contact:

Amy (English) 138-1622-7313 amy.vijayanagar@gmail.com
Emy (English, Spanish, Japanese) emymachida@gmail.com
Melanie (English) 139-1712-4540 melanieham@yahoo.com
Yuwen (Chinese, English) renyuwen@yahoo.com
Pamela (Chinese, English) 134-0219-9834 lllshcn@gmail.com
Wang Wen (Chinese, English) 186-0179-9896 wangwenbaobao@gmail.com
Sarah (English) coco_and_company@yahoo.ca

To receive meeting information and monthly notices about our activities please send email to: lalecheleagueshanghai@gmail.com.

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