Cultural Sensitivity in Publications
La Leche League International (LLLI) is committed to serving everyone inclusive of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status, political views, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, or other protected status. (from LLLI Policies and Standing Rules: Inclusivity Statement)
La Leche League is committed to help and learn from all Leaders, mothers, and families who seek our information and support to nourish a child with human milk. In order to reflect this commitment:
- We recognize that the language we use can make a difference to those who will seek LLL support and to those whom we reach. With this in mind, publications produced for LLLI will use a variety of terms to describe Leaders and the people whom we serve.
- What is inclusive may look different in different places. Therefore, in implementing the LLLI inclusivity statement, to welcome and include all those who want to help or be helped by LLL, LLL entities are expected to use language appropriate to their cultures.