We are thrilled to announce in-person meetings have resumed!!! Due to Leader availability, our Downey virtual meeting will be on hiatus until further notice. Our Whittier virtual meeting will continue on a different day and we have added a new in-person meeting day & time in Whittier at a local park. Please check Facebook or contact Leader Elise via text or email prior to the meeting to confirm the meeting has not been cancelled or rescheduled.
Whittier Virtual - 2nd Thursday of the month at 11am
Whittier In-Person - 4th Monday if the month at 11am at Adventure Park, Whittier
Downey Weekend - ON HIATUS
Greater Long Beach Evening - DISCONTINUED
Click here for a list of other virtual meetings hosted by other LLL Groups. You're welcome to attend any/all!
Make sure to follow us on Facebook to be kept up to date on future meeting arrangements. Leaders are always available for phone help in the meantime.
Click below for the official La Leche League International statement and resources on breastfeeding and Coronavirus.
LLL Meetings are for any mothers interested in breastfeeding...whether you are pregnant, have a new baby, or are an experienced breastfeeding mom, LLL meetings are for you!
All meetings are led by one or more La Leche League Leaders.
LLL Leaders are mothers who have breastfed their own babies and have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to offer information and support to other breastfeeding mothers.
Some of us have newborns and toddlers ourselves, while others have been helping mothers breastfeed for decades. Since we are volunteers, we weave our LLL work into the rhythm of our family, home, school, or professional lives.
We rotate through a series of four topics:
The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby
The Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby/Bringing Baby Home: The First 6 Weeks
The Art of Breastfeeding/Avoiding & Overcoming Common Difficulties & Challenges
Nutrition and Weaning
Topics are a general guidline for discussion but your questions and concerns always take priority. Since we are all expanding our knowledge of mothering and family life, no two series meetings are exactly alike.
No, you do not have to be an LLL member to attend meetings or receive support. LLL Meetings & services are always free. If you enjoy our meetings and find our services helpful, we hope you will choose to support LLL by becoming a member. To become a member or donate, click here.
Your baby is always welcome at LLL meetings, in fact as Leaders it is very helpful to observe your baby's behavior at the breast as we attempt to help you! We have a toy box to help entertain mobile babies and toddlers but feel free to bring your own quiet activities for your children if you wish to do so. Our Whittier meeting is held in a room with access to a fenced playground. Older children are welcome but many would have more fun staying with a grandparent or babysitter. Please feel free to meet the needs of your children during our meetings; we will make sure you don't leave without your questions being answered so if your baby needs you, don't have FOMO (fear of missing out)!
Yes! We encourage pregnant mothers to attend our meetings in preparation for breastfeeding. Knowledge is power!
We understand that you may not be available during our current meeting times. We are always evaluating our meetings and their accessibility so we can have the biggest impact on the most mothers possible. With many LLL groups hosting their meetings online, location isn't as big of a factor. Please feel free to join any/all online meetings, regardless of location if the timing works well for you. Keep in mind that you can always ask questions on our private Facebook group or contact a Leader directly.
Whittier AM Virtual
2nd Thursday of the Month, 11am
Whittier AM In Person
4th Monday of the Month, 11am
Adventure Park, Whittier
10130 S Gunn Ave
Whittier, CA 90605
Please bring chairs or picnic blankets. We will meet on the lawn by the playground.
*Subject to change or cancellation. Please contact a Leader or visit us on Facebook for up to date meeting information.
Downey Weekend Virtual
This meeting is currently on hiatus due to Leader availability. If you need assistance, please contact a Leader or join one of the many virtual meetings listed below.
List of additional local virtual meetings
Please feel free to join any/all!
*Subject to change or cancellation. Please contact the listed Leaders for each meeting to confirm*