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Thinking About LLL Leadership?

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Welcome to these Thinking About LLL Leadership? (TaLLL) Web pages! LLL welcomes your interest in supporting mothers and babies to share the benefits of breastfeeding.

You have come to the right place if you would like to:

  • support women who wish to breastfeed their babies
  • find out more about what an LLL Leader does
  • find out what the preparation for LLL leadership involves
  • find out what is required before you can apply for LLL leadership
  • learn about other options, in addition to LLL leadership, for supporting breastfeeding women
  • determine if LLL leadership is the right choice for you



You can print out any of these Web pages if you wish.

There is also a compact version of these pages, Thinking About LLL Leadership? (compact pdf version), recommended as a hard copy (no illustrations, PDF format), that gives you a clear overview that will answer many of your questions.

Thoughts on Becoming an LLL Leader and IBCLC

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FIRST Explore Thinking About LLL Leadership? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as a starting point,

THEN explore the rest of the Thinking About LLL Leadership? pages.

For more general information about La Leche League, the About LLLI section of the LLLI Web site is good start.

Learn how a mother prepares for leadership by reading Steps to Accreditation.


Reflect upon your own experience of breastfeeding and mothering in relation to LLLI Philosophy. Think about your personal goals.


Communicate with an LLL Leader to find out more. You may wish to have further discussion through pre-application dialogue.

Use the Leader Locator to find a La Leche League Leader or Group near you. If there is no LLL Group near you, Isolated Members provides more information about how you can still pursue LLL leadership.

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Isolated Members is aimed at mothers interested in leadership who do not live near a La Leche League Group. Find out how you can still pursue LLL leadership.


Each page contains links to relevant documents, and additionally there is a collection of links in Thinking About LLL Leadership? Basic Documents.


You will need to make contact with an LLL Leader to start the pre-application dialogue.

The information on these pages is intended to help you work out whether LLL leadership is the right choice for you…
…now or in the future …
… or whether you want to help your LLL Group in another way…
… or whether there are other ways of supporting breastfeeding mothers
that will suit you better.

Thinking About LLL Leadership? (TaLLL) Main Page | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Pre-Application Dialogue | LLL Philosophy | Steps to Accreditation | Isolated Members | Basic Documents | Thinking About LLL Leadership? (TaLLL) (compact pdf version)
This page last updated June 21, 2007 by cewt.
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