La Leche League Canada offers support for breastfeeding mothers in Winchester & Kemptville areas

Above, Louise Arsenault, Wendy Dale, Linda Mellway McIntyre. Courtesy photo

WINCHESTER/KEMPTVILLE — La Leche League Canada (LLLC) is a national non-profit organization of volunteers who provide information and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed their babies. LLLC was founded in 1961 and currently has 176 groups across the country with 404 accredited, volunteer leaders who have breastfed their own children. They provide evidence-based information, encouragement, and support to pregnant mothers and new parents who want to breastfeed their babies. Leaders offer telephone help, email support, and informal group meetings. There is no cost to receive help from a leader and all regular informal group meetings are free of charge.

The Winchester-Kemptville group has been helping local mothers breastfeed since 1974. Louise Arsenault of Winchester has been a leader since 1977 and has been instrumental in helping thousands of women breastfeed. She is the longest serving volunteer LLLC Leader in Canada. LLLC Winchester-Kemptville offers two daytime meetings per month. On in Winchester —660 St. Lawrence St. — on the second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and one in Kemptville —EarlyON Child & Family Center, Kemptville College, Parish Hall Building, 2-40 Campus Drive — on the fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

LLLC is a charitable organization supported by donations only. For more information about our local meetings or help with a breastfeeding problem, email lllcwinchester@hotmail.com or visit our website https://www.lllc.ca/lllc-winchester-kemptville or our Facebook group La Leche League Canada Winchester-Kemptville.

Also view their event page on Facebook for more information on their next meeting which takes place tomorrow Jan, 10: https://www.facebook.com/events/313688379268698/

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