La Leche League was established in 1956 as a support group for mothers who chose to breastfeed their babies in a world where it was often not supported, and even actively discouraged.

Today, the La Leche League U.S. website does not even mention the word “mother” in their mission statement, or just about anywhere on their website.

Their signal publication is The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, which has been updated and reprinted seven times since its original publication in 1958. This book is still advertised on the LLL international site, but it has disappeared from the USA site, except for a few mentions in articles.

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