La Leche League Leader
End Date May 1, 2013
In 2000, after a year and a half of study and training, I was accredited as a La Leche League Leader. Our mission is 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."
My volunteer activities over the years have included work on both the local and regional levels. In 2001, I founded the first-ever LLL Group in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, which holds monthly meetings. Additional Leader duties include identifying and training Leader Applicants, speaking on breastfeeding for local organizations, writing articles for publication, and answering help calls and emails from mothers.