We are a breastfeeding support group for pregnant mums, breastfeeding mothers, babies, and toddlers.
In light of the last Covid-19 government guidance on "avoiding all non-essential contact and travel", we will not be providing in person support until further notice. However, we are offering remote/online weekly support meetings, email support and our national LLL helpline is also active. Most breastfeeding support groups in the Merton community are currently closed. Please refer to this up-to-date list ifyou need urgent in person support:click HERE
What is La Leche League’s mission ?
La Leche League GB’s mission is to help mothers 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.
Our mother-to-mother breastfeeding support meetings will help answer your general breastfeeding questions over a cup of tea and included we have a drop-in service where you can come and speak to one of our Accredited Breastfeeding Counsellors. Do bring your red book if you can. We do not offer home visits at the moment, so please try and attend our meetings. We having been providing support in the community for the past 10 consecutive years and we are part of a larger international organisation called La Leche League International that began in America over 50 years ago! LLL Leaders are mums who have enjoyed nursing their babies and who have received extensive training as Breastfeeding Counsellors. Our accredited LLL Leaders are fluent in French and Spanish. "La Leche" means simply Milk in Spanish.
Café La Leche Merton is for you if…
You are expecting a baby and want to know more about breastfeeding
You are having an elective Cesarean birth and want to learn more about antenatal expression of colostrum and harvesting colostrum
You have had breast augmentation/reduction surgeries and want to maximise your chances of breastfeeding
You are already breastfeeding and want help with challenges
You have been told the latch looks "good" but you are still in pain
You are looking for continuity of care and skilled breastfeeding support
You are confused with contradictory advice and want some evidence-based information
You want to meet other breastfeeding mums to share support and experiences
You need information on starting solids or weaning
You want to learn more about re-lactation
You want to learn more about tandem feeding, and/or breastfeeding through a non high risk pregnancy
You want to learn more about mothering through breastfeeding
You are interested in reading more about breastfeeding, birth and parenting
You are a breastfeeding mother that wants to help other breastfeeding mothers are/or become an LLL leader
Your baby has a tongue tie and needs help with position and attachment (we are not insured to do tongue tie assessments, but if you live in Merton you can ask your Health Visitor to refer you to the NHS Breastfeeding Specialist clinic at Acacia Children' center).
We look forward to meeting you!
Bernadette Franklyn, Tarah Ghosh and Indira Lopez-Bassols LLL Leaders Café La Leche Merton
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organisation dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed. LLLGB is a registered charity affiliated to la Leche League International - the world’s largest source of breastfeeding information.