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La Leche League of Wakkanai, Hokkaido (Northern Japan)

La Leche League International is a volunteer, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers, mothers-to-be, and women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend free monthly meetings or contact a Leader directly for breastfeeding help or information. LLL Wakkanai offers support and information through:

  • Mother-to-mother support
  • Monthly meetings (held in Japanese but an English translation can be made available)
  • Telephone help from accredited Leaders in both English and Japanese
  • A lending library with books in English and Japanese on breastfeeding, childbirth, and related subjects
  • Sales of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (in English and in Japanese) and other LLL approved books, as well as LLL pamphlets, etc.

Meeting Information

LLL Wakkanai holds informal discussion meetings once a month, open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Babies and toddlers are always welcome!!

Meeting times: Meetings are usually held on the second Friday of the month 10:30am - 12pm at the East District Activity Center (3-1-1 Shiomi, Wakkanai). Please call to confirm.

Membership Information

Membership in LLL Japan is 4000 yen, which includes three issues of Close to the Heart, a publication produced for members of La Leche League in Asia & Middle East. All members are entitled to a 10% discount on most items purchased through our Group, including The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Membership supports your local LLL group, LLL Japan, and La Leche League International.

For information on LLL meetings in Japanese, visit the LLL Japan page (requires Japanese browser).

Leader Information

La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who are accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. All Leaders are volunteers. For meeting information and breastfeeding support contact:

RuthAnna Tel: 0162-33-5734 ruthanna@llljapan.org

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