La Leche League of Greater San Jose, California
The newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. — Dr. Grantly Dick-Read
The La Leche League of Greater San Jose includes two groups in the greater San Jose area. For specific meeting and leader information please click on a name below.
All women interested in breastfeeding are encouraged to attend group meetings regardless of membership status. Babies are always welcome.
The La Leche League of Northern California and Hawaii's website contains more information on what to expect at a group meeting.
The following is a list of upcoming group meetings in the LLL of Greater San Jose.
For South Valley meetings, please go here.
Click here for a full calendar of all group meetings in the LLL of Greater San Jose.
You can view or print the current meeting notice here:
LLL of Greater San Jose Current Meeting Notice
San Jose Thursday Daytime Meeting
When: 10:30 a.m. on the 1st Thursday of the month
Where: Rose Garden Branch Library Community Room · 1580 Naglee Avenue, San Jose · Map it!
Santa Clara Park Day
When: 11:30 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Where: War Memorial Playground, 295 Monroe Street, Santa Clara · Map it!
Rain location: Mission Library Family Reading Center, 1098 Lexington Street, Santa Clara · Map it!
Campbell Evening Meeting
When: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Where: Meeting Room at Campbell Tiny Tots: 138 Railway Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 · Map it!
Please join us for our Mother's Day Member Event on May 19th. Feel free to come anytime between 10:30 and 1:30 or stay the whole time! We will be decorating pots and planting flowers. There will be snacks and, of course, good company. Children are welcome. Please contact a Leader for location information or to become a member.
Our annual Live, Love, Latch picnic will be held August 14th. Location and event details TBA.
For all Leaders
Amanda, Andrea, Janet, Jay, Lauren, Mika, Sarah
South Valley — Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, and South Valley Area
Morgan Hill Meeting
When: 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
Where: Casa Natal Birth Center - 50 West Main Avenue, Suite D, Morgan Hill, CA · Map it!
Gilroy Meeting ** Check often as this may change! **
When: 10:00 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month
Where: Playground next to Wheeler Gymnasium on Church St between 6th and 7th streets. Look for Leader with the LLL logo on her shirt. If we have rain, we will move into the Gilroy Library's lobby at 350 6th St.
NOTE: This meeting will change locations again in November or December.
For information on becoming a member please visit the membership page.
To become a member of La Leche League please bring a check to a meeting.
Why choose breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is the natural source of nourishment and security for your baby. Human milk is important for your baby's health, growth, and development. Breastfeeding is convenient and will save you time, effort and money. By choosing to breastfeed, you are preserving our environment, reducing health care costs and saving precious resources.
How do you learn to breastfeed?
Breastfeeding a baby is a natural process, but you may need information and support as you and your baby learn how.
Where can you learn about breastfeeding?
You will find up-to-date information, encouragement and mother-to-mother support at La Leche League's monthly Series Meetings, informal discussions about the practical, physical and psychological aspects of breastfeeding. The meetings are conducted by La Leche League Leaders, volunteers who have happily breastfed their own children and are accredited by La Leche League International. Our meetings are open to all women interested in breastfeeding and nurturing their children. Scheduled meeting topics include:
- The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby
- The Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby
- The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties
- Nutrition and Weaning
The ideal time to begin attending meetings is during pregnancy because the information you receive may help you recognize and avoid potential difficulties when your baby arrives. Babies and toddlers are always welcome at LLL meetings. Fathers are welcome at some meetings: please check with your local Leader.