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La Leche League Of Mn-Dakotas

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Causes: Health, Health Care

Mission: 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 the mother.

LLLI provides over $33 million per year of in-kind services.
LLLI reaches well over 300,000 people in 63 countries every month.
Approximately 39,000 Leaders have been accredited in the past 44 years.
Each LLL Group is attended by an average of 10 women per month, with many Groups attracting 20-30 mothers.
LLLIs Center for Breastfeeding Information (CBI) contains more than 17,000 full-length research studies with more than 300 categories of breastfeeding data and adds over 125 new studies a month.
The LLLI Board of Directors includes members from six countries.

7 LLLI maintains consultative status with the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), official working relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), acts as a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) for the Agency of International Development (USAID), is an accredited member of the US Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition, and is a founding member of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
LLLI is a member of the Child Survival Collaborations and Resources Group (CORE).

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Rating: 5

I Love breastmilk I know that sounds weird, but breast-feeding has changed my life and my outlook upon motherhood. Also, my husband has got a prosthetic breast and is able to breast-feed our daughter as well. My nipples are not able to produce enough for my beautiful daughter and now with a prosthetic nipple my husband is able to breast-feed as well. None of this would've been possible without the help of lactating mothers who donated the breastmilk for my husband and I to drink. I am forever indebted to the la leche of Rapid City, you will have a you have a place in my heart forever. Sincerely mom meyers