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La Leche League of Tokyo West, 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. We also provide health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on lactation management.

LLL Tokyo West offers support and information through:

  • Mother-to-Mother support
  • Monthly meetings
  • Telephone 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, as well as baby slings, Lansinoh, etc.

Meeting Information

LLL Tokyo West holds a regular continuing series of informal discussion meetings open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Babies and toddlers are always welcome.

Meeting times: The first Friday of the month, at 10:00 in the Tachikawa area (near Tamagawa Josui Station).

For information on LLL meetings in Japanese, visit the LLL Japan page (requires Japanese browser).

Membership information: Membership in LLL Japan is 4000 yen with a special membership that includes a new book besides for 6200 yen. Both memberships include three issues of Close to the Heart, a publication produced for members of La Leche League in Asia & Middle East. All members are entitled to a 10% discount on new books purchased through our Group, including The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Membership supports your local LLL Group including monthly meetings and also La Leche League International.

Leader Information

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 programme to familiarise herself with most aspects of breastfeeding and also to develop her counselling 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:

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