Welcome to La Leche League Edinburgh.  LLL helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed by providing mother to mother support, encouragement, information and education.  See here for meeting dates and times.

Our  meetings are open to all pregnant and  breastfeeding mothers.  Children are always welcome at LLL meetings.  Each meeting begins with a discussion on an interesting topic related to breastfeeding, leaving plenty of time for any questions you have come with.  At the end you can have a cup of tea and a biscuit and chat to other mothers, or talk one to one with a LLL leader.

Baby meetings follow a cycle of four broad topics:

i.            Why breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies

ii.            Getting off to a good start

iii.            Overcoming or avoiding challenges and difficulties

iv.            Nutrition and weaning

Toddler meetings look at the questions mothers have as their breastfeeding babies grow older – attitudes to extended breastfeeding, nighttime parenting, how weaning happens, etc.

Saturday meetings are for all mothers – particularly suitable for working mothers or mothers with older children who prefer not to bring them to meetings.  Some Saturday meetings will also be open to couples.

All meetings make time for mothers’ questions – if you have a question, please ask!

LLL believes that mothers know their own babies best.  We want you to feel free to express your own ideas & experiences and to take from meetings the ideas that work for you & your family.

There is no requirement to come to every meeting and you are welcome to keep coming to meetings for as many months (or years!) as you wish.

We also have a group library which is open for LLL members to borrow books about breastfeeding and family life.  Books can be borrowed for one month and we have a range of excellent information leaflets about various breastfeeding topics available for reference or to buy.

Help between meetings

Between meetings you can ring these numbers for information and support from local leaders:

Eden            (0131) 336 2641

Jane           01968 676642

or you can get help from LLL GB’s 24 hour breastfeeding helpline on 0845 120 2918 or its website www.laleche.org.uk

La Leche League is a registered charity and its leaders work as volunteers.  You can support this good work by becoming a member of La Leche League.  A £30 annual subscription (£18 for unwaged families) brings you Breastfeeding Matters, a fantastic bimonthly magazine, and helps LLL provide mother to mother support for other breastfeeding mums. Join online using this link