Join us and our co-hosts for our Global Big Latch On Event at Growing Green Families. Any and all who support breastfeeding are welcome to attend! Around 10:30 babes will be latched to be counted in the world wide numbers recorded for the Big Latch On. Last year over 21,000 children around the world were counted and almost 60,000 people took part.
We will provide light refreshments.
About the Global Big Latch On:
Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding.
Global Big Latch On events aim to protect, promote & support breastfeeding families by:
*Provide support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide on-going breastfeeding support and promotion in local communities.
*Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available locally and globally.
*Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
*Make breastfeeding as normal part of day-to-day life at a local community level.
*Increase support for people who breastfeed – they are supported by their partners, family and their communities.
Ensure communities have the resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.
In 2018, almost 60,000 people around the world took part in the Global Big Latch On, demonstrating their support for breastfeeding. 22,592 breastfeeding parents attended events held in their community and virtually. At the specified time, over 21,500 children ‘latched’ and were breastfed.