The annual Big Latch on event hosted by me along side the 7th annual Breatsfeeding Awareness walk is just a couple of weeks away!! It is my favorite event of the whole year! Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Volunteers from within the community host each location, hosting a Global Big Latch On event creates a lasting support network for the community.
What to expect? Fun for the whole family featuring a splash kid zone with water slides, balloon artist, face painting, airbrush tattoo artists and a kid’s fun tent. Entertainment that will be sure to keep you moving such as a DJ, Zumba, yoga, food demonstration and much more. We will feature for the third year in a row the “Global Big Latch On”, a worldwide event to break the record of number of infants/children latching at the same time around the entire world. We will also feature a learning tent for those interested in classes and workshops on breastfeeding, infant massage, car seat safety and Pumping 101. A massive “Expo Tent” with over 50 organizations, businesses and community programs providing information, education and giveaways. Several mobile units providing screenings, education and giveaways. A “Nursing/Pump Lounge” with A/C for all mothers to relax, nurse/pump and cool off. All attendees will receive a FREE walk t-shirt (including infants & children) and a tote bag (adults only) while supplies last. Registration for participants is FREE. Register at 7thannualbfwalk.eventbrite.com
Here are a few pictures from previous years! We had approximately 120-175 babies latch on!