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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Italy 2016 - La Leche League International 60th Anniversary



COUNTRY: ITALY
ISSUE DATE: 17 October 2016
STAMP SIZE: 30 x 40 mm
 STAMP THEME: La Leche League International
 STAMP DESIGN: Gaetano Ieluzzo








La Leche League International (LLLI) (La Leche is Spanish for "the milk") is an international nonprofit advocacy group that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding. It was founded in 1956 in Franklin Park, Illinois as "La Leche League" and has a presence in 68 countries.




The founders of La Leche League were seven mothers from Illinois, USA who had nursed their own children and were motivated to help mothers who, for a variety of different reasons (often related to social expectations and misinformation) had difficulties with and questions about nursing.













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Stamp images thanks to Poste Italiane

Poste Italiane COLLECTORZPEDIA