In 2007, LLLI connected with Q-T Intimates, a New Jersey based 4th generation intimate apparel manufacturer that shared the same philosophies as the League. Q-T was already committed to serving nursing moms around the world with a great selection of nursing bras. The synergies between LLLI and Q-T Intimates were immediately apparent and the cooperation and shared vision between both leadership teams made for a great partnership. After 10 years of working together, Q-T remains devoted to helping the League continue to expand their reach to nursing moms around the world.
The Q-T Intimates team designs, manufactures, sells, and distributes nursing bras, lounge wear, tank tops, nursing pads, bra extenders, and other nursing accessories under the La Leche League International Intimates name. In addition to nursing bras, the Q-T collection of intimate apparel also features essentials, fashion, shapewear, dance, and mastectomy and post-surgical garments.
The brand is sold worldwide through various online and brick-and-mortar retailers. The nursing line is currently sold in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Russia, Israel, Caribbean, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Lebanon, and China.
Mothers can find the collections locally in many locations at intimate apparel stores, baby boutiques, lactation consultants, hospital gift shops, doctor’s offices, and major store chains.
Q-T Intimates also sells directly to consumers through their website at LLLIbras.com and ships to individual consumers around the world.
LLLI was first introduced to SleepBelt in Sweet Sleep as an example of using a nap wrap for holding a sleeping baby to the mother’s chest at night. Since that first introduction to Leaders and mothers, LLLI has entered into a formal agreement with SleepBelt. SleepBelt is the Exclusive Skin-to-Skin Product of La Leche League International.
SleepBelt (consumer brand) and Joeyband (Clinical brand) support skin-to-skin and prevent infant falls. It is for immediate and extended skin-to-skin in the O.R., NICU, LDR and at Home. It has a unique 4-way stretch that naturally mimics the womb and delivers soothing deep pressure touch to the infant.
It is easy to use, comfortable, unisex and has adjustable closure (ensuring perfect fit despite moms changing postpartum body.) It is good for singletons and multiples. And the product supports “Laid Back” Breastfeeding.
Additional uses of the SleepBelt that are beyond skin-to-skin is for forward facing on the lap, added support on a chair, and is beneficial when traveling with the infant.