what we do

E tautoko ana i tō ara whāngote 

Supporting your breastfeeding journey


in pregnancy

in infancy

as your family grows


In the last year we did this through


meetings attended by 5661 mothers and their children


books available for free loan in our group libraries


contacts providing support to breastfeeding families


To find out more about the activites of our Leaders download and read the La Leche League in the Community Report 2014  (1003kb)


Our mission is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.


Who is a Leader?

Leaders are mothers who have successfully breastfed at least one baby, they choose to volunteer their time to support other families meet their breastfeeding goals. Leaders have training in breastfeeding management and communication skills, and are peer supporters rather than health professionals. Leaders are available at group meetings and for phone counselling.  We work by offering information and support for each family to make the choices which are right for them. Interested in becoming a Leader?

LLLNZ Board Members

The LLLNZ Board is made up of 13 members including department heads and a representative from each area. The board provides governance and stategic direction for our organisation. Please read our Board Member Profiles.

LLLNZ Professional Advisory Group

The Professional Advisory Group consists of selected members of the health, science, legal and business professions. The members are selected for their commitment to breastfeeding, their desire to support La Leche League, and their prominence in their professional field. They are invited to assist the work of La Leche League New Zealand in a volunteer, advisory capacity.

How did seven women create an international organization providing information and support to breastfeeding mothers?

Find out in the LLLI Brief History