Big Latch On 2017

What is the Big Latch On?

It is a celebration held annually over two days during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th).  This year the Big Latch On takes place on August 4th and 5th.  It is an event that aims to protect, promote & support breastfeeding families.

It endeavors to do this by:

- Providing support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide on-going breastfeeding support and promotion locally.
- Raising awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available locally and globally.
- Helping communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
- Making breastfeeding a normal part of day-to-day life at a local community level.
- Increasing support for women who breastfeed – women are supported by their partners, family and their communities.
- Ensuring communities have the resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.

      Each location of the event holds a latch count each day at 10:30am.  Last year there were over 17,000 mothers and children recorded breastfeeding!  It is an amazing place for a new mom to see such an outreach of support in her local community.


      Breastfeeding my daughter at a

      Big Latch On event in 2012

      I attended a Big Latch On when my daughter was six months old.  It was a wonderful day of camaraderie, meeting new friends and getting a fun goody bag 🙂

      Momzelle is a proud partner of the Big Latch On for the third straight year.  Find an event near you and keep your eye out for a treat from us in your swag bag!

      Where will you be attending a Big Latch On?  We would love to hear how many participants were at your event!

      Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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