PEER-TO-PEER Support and
Share the Benefits of Breastfeeding
Consider becoming an accredited volunteer La Leche League Leader
Prerequisites to Applying
As an international organization, La Leche League standards for Leader accreditation are the same worldwide. All Leaders are expected to meet the LLLI Prerequisites to Applying for Leadership and to value and model the organization’s philosophy in their own lives. La Leche League is committed to serving anyone who wants to breastfeed their baby and seeks accreditation of a diverse body of Leaders.
If you meet the prerequisites and decide you want to volunteer with LLL, you’ll complete several learning experiences that prepare you for the role of LLL Leader. You’ll learn these skills through a variety of possible opportunities, such as: reading, reflecting on personal experiences, discussing La Leche League philosophy, observing meetings, attending workshops, and talking with other Leaders. You’ll research common breastfeeding topics, learn effective communication skills, and practice addressing questions and handling challenging breastfeeding situations.
Avoiding Mixing Causes
La Leche League Leaders are volunteers who support breastfeeding and advocate for the breastfeeding relationship. Leaders may not use their Leader status for commercial gain derived from non-LLL activities or to promote their personal non-LLL interests.