Membership is a great way to give some support back to the organization that supports you. La Leche League meetings are always free, and Leaders offer telephone and online help without charge. Membership helps the organization to thrive and grow, providing funds for local Groups and for the larger mission. Your membership dollars are tax-deductible, too.
Your Membership or Donation:
•Funds meeting space rental and other necessary expenses. •Funds purchases of new books for local Group Libraries. •Helps Leaders stay up-to-date on the newest breastfeeding research and information, so they can help you get the most out of your breastfeeding experience. •Supports La Leche League in its mission to help mothers and promote breastfeeding in New York, the United States, and around the world. •Ensures that breastfeeding support will continue to be available for other mothers.
Benefits of Membership for You La Leche League members tend to breastfeed longer and more successfully. As part of a breastfeeding community, they have the information and help they need to keep on nursing for as long as they choose.
•Meet people in your area who share your mothering values. •Gain self-confidence as you learn from other mothers. •Less worry and stress because baby is healthier. •The satisfaction of knowing you are giving your baby the best.
Breastfeeding: A Great Bargain Breastfeeding is incredibly cost-effective. Think of your LLL membership as an investment in yourself and in your baby’s health.
•Fewer doctor visits, prescriptions, and hospital stays, up to $1,435 in the first year. (Ball, T.M., Bennett, D.M. The evidence for breastfeeding. Ped Clin NA 2001; 48:1.) •No need to spend money on formula and feeding supplies. •One month of the least expensive formula costs $109. Feeding your baby the most expensive formula costs $236 every month. (Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, 2005) •That adds up to $1,308 for a year’s worth of the cheapest formula, and $2,832 for hypoallergenic and other pricey brands. •Giving your baby the nutrition that’s always perfect for his changing needs: Priceless.