La Leche League is an International organization supporting breastfeeding. They have assigned leaders all over the world to support women who are breastfeeding or going to start this journey. I too have gone through a phase where I totally wanted to give up because of sore breasts.
With a lot of hesitation I called Kavitha a La Leche League leader who helped me with her support. Its very sad that we have very few lactation consultants in India. But the La Leche League leaders are doing a fabulous job. Below is a write up of La Leche League from their website here
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. La Leche League of India offers support and information through:
- Online Mother to mother support group
- Bi-Monthly All India Conference Calls
- Monthly meetings
- Telephone help from experienced leaders
- Lending library with books on childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and related subjects
Below is the contact numbers of the leaders.
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.
Dr. Manisha Gogri
Telephone: +91 98198 52266
Telephone: +91 9821290090
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Telephone: +91 98161-50968
Telephone: +91 9326128259
La Leche League Pan India group
LLL Pan-India is an all India online group. To join the group follow these steps:
Step 2. Click on “Join this Group”
LLL Pan-India lists meeting information on the group events page here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122495022326&v=app_2344061033
The Series meetings are held either in the Leader’s home or conducted as a conference call with abridged local calls across India. We have callers on the conference calls from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pondicherry and Bangalore among other cities.
For more information on the meeting information and details for conference calls contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Effath Yasmin at 9819890069.
Happy Breastfeeding :-)