Welcome to La Leche League of Tulsa
***CORONAVIRUS UPDATE***Our umbrella organization, La Leche League USA, has determined in consultation with health experts that it is necessary to suspend in-person meetings for now, to be reevaluated April 5, 2020.
— Please see our Facebook interfaces for links to get reliable online information and support from fellow Tulsans and Oklahomans.
— Feel free to contact our Leaders by text/email/phone for one-on-one help.
— La Leche League USA’s searchable NEW BEGINNINGS blog has fact-based stories and perspectives from real nursing families and experts that can offer a lot of encouragement for common and uncommon breastfeeding challenges — helpful when you are looking in the middle of the night for courage to persevere with your breastfeeding goals.
— For expert phone or text help in English or Spanish at any time of day or night from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Oklahoma tax dollars fund the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline, https://obrc.ouhsc.edu/Breastfeeding-Hotline.
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to families who want to breastfeed. LLL began in 1956 as a group of just seven friends who wanted to support each other in their breastfeeding journeys, and now makes up a global community that serves 65 countries. In Tulsa, LLL Leaders offer up-to-date, practical information and peer support through monthly meetings and outings, and through one-on-one help by phone, text, or email.
All parents interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings. It’s especially helpful to come learn and network when still expecting your child. Babies are always welcome at our meetings, and it’s not unusual to bring older children if your family is used to juggling adult conversation and supervising children.
For detailed troubleshooting, it can help to contact one of our Leaders for information and support. La Leche League Leaders have experience nursing their own children and have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help families with all aspects of breastfeeding. If you are exclusively pumping, if you are supplementing at the breast/chest, if you are combining various infant feeding methods — whatever way your mammary tissue is involved in nourishing/nurturing your child — LLL Leaders can provide information, support, and leads to other resources to help you meet your goals.
For more information about La Leche League International, please visit the main website at www.LLLI.org.