Interested in Becoming a Leader?
The personal experience of the breastfeeding and parenting relationship, combined with what a potential Applicant has learned from others and from LLL resources, provides a strong basis from which to help others.
A potential Applicant:
- has breastfed a child for 12 months or more,
- did not introduce complementary foods or supplements until the baby demonstrated a nutritional need for other foods, around the middle of the first year for the healthy full-term baby, and
- has chosen breastfeeding as the optimal way to nourish, nurture, and comfort the baby.
Special consideration will be given to someone whose personal breastfeeding experience is outside the realm of the normal/physiological course of breastfeeding described above.
In addition, a potential Applicant:
- supports LLL purpose, mission, and philosophy,
- has attended at least one series of meetings in person or via the Internet,
- demonstrates a clear understanding that leadership is volunteer work,
- is willing to create time to fulfill the basic responsibilities of leadership and/or provide other service to LLL,
- is willing to complete the application work,
- has a recommendation from an LLL Leader, and
- is a member of LLL or contributes as appropriate for the entity in which the application is being submitted.
Lastly, a potential Applicant:
- has communication skills in the potential Applicant’s preferred language necessary to begin the application and preparation for accreditation,
- demonstrates an accepting and respectful attitude toward others,
- provides information and support without judgment, and
- is willing to develop further communication skills as needed to fulfill the responsibilities of leadership.
Where do I start?
If you are interested in becoming an LLL Leader, review the La Leche League of Texas page on Thinking About LLL Leadership. Also, find a group near you and start attending a series of meetings! We have groups that meet all over San Antonio at various times and locations. Building a relationship with the group and the local leaders is an important first step in the journey to leadership.