We are a breastfeeding support group that offers information, encouragement and friendship to anyone interested in breastfeeding in the Swansea Valley Area.
Our group meets face to face on the first Friday of the month at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital, between 10:30 and 12:30 and virtually on our Facebook page at 8pm every 3rd Friday of the month, just join the group and log on to see the meeting post which will explain how our virtual meetings work. See here for meeting dates in 2016.
We are affiliated to La Leche League International, a worldwide organisation, who’s primary purpose is to provide mother to mother support and evidence based information to breastfeeding mums. The organisation was started in 1950’s America when breastfeeding was a very rare thing. The mothers who started the group, knew how special breastfeeding could be and felt that mums deserved the right to be supported to breastfeed their babies. Their pioneering work has helped transform people’s perceptions of breastfeeding and because of them many millions more mothers and babies have come to know the special bond that breastfeeding develops.
The name La Leche league, simply means ‘the milk’ in Spanish.