About the Alliance for Breastfeeding Education
This is the primary focus of the LLL Alliance. Projects planned and events held all revolve around how to best educate and support mothers who are breastfeeding their babies, the Leaders who offer them direct support, the administrators who support the Leaders, the healthcare providers who also support the mother and her breastfeeding baby, and the community.
More about the Alliance
The Alliance is comprised of 20 Areas covering 26 states, the District of Columbia, and the English Speaking Islands of the Caribbean. The Alliance Staff help Group Leaders and Area administrators develop expertise in leadership, oral and written communication, financial management, outreach, and technical knowledge through continuing education and by providing direct support in their work. Alliance Staff work in partnership with Area administrators and local Leaders to provide training to new Leaders. Financial assistance is awarded as scholarships to continuing education events.
To learn more about the Alliance structure, please click here: LLL Alliance Structure Graphic
Purpose and Principles – Alliance Staff
Our purpose is to further the mission of La Leche League International in the Alliance by
- assisting and encouraging Alliance Area administrators in their work.
- acting as a liaison between Leaders in the Alliance and other LLL entities.
Principles for working together
We strive to
- work as a team within each department, among departments, and as a full staff.
- respect the personal, volunteer, and professional experience and wisdom each Leader and administrator brings to her La Leche League work.
- maintain open communication whenever possible; maintain confidentiality where necessary.
- maintain a focus on the mission of LLLI. We continue to evaluate how the work of the Alliance assists Leaders to better help mothers breastfeed, as described in LLLI’s mission statement.
La Leche League's Mission
Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
(From LLLI Policies and Standing Rules Notebook, May 89; rev Apr 93)