What is La Leche League?
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information and education to women who choose to breastfeed. The mission of La Leche League to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
La Leche League of Miami-Dade County is your local LLL chapter. We offer various meetings throughout Miami-Dade County, help mothers by phone and in person, offer breastfeeding workshops, organize a local parenting conference and participate in local festivals and community events.
Did You Know, Your Right to Breastfeed in Public is Protected by Law? BREASTFEED, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE in Florida! It's the law!
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. The breastfeeding of a baby is an important and basic act of nurture which must be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health and family values. A mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or incidental to the breastfeeding.
House bill no. HB 231 Fl. ALS 4; 1993 Fla. Laws ch. 4 1993 Fla. HB 231, Fla. Stat. § 383.015, § 800.02 - 800.04, § 847.001 (later: § 827.071)