National Breastfeeding Month and The Global Big Latch On!
August is National Breastfeeding Month, with the first week designated as World Breastfeeding Week. During WBW, Big Latch Ons are held at registered locations around the world. The first Big Latch On had 2 participating countries ... in 2015 there were 28! The Big Latch on is an advocacy event focusing on peer support and community development, aiming to strengthen overall support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women globally.
Water Street Big Latch On
This year on August 5th, I had the opportunity to host a local Big Latch On at the Water Street Park in Hellertown, PA. Our sponsor was Children's HealthCare/The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Center. They are an amazing group of pediatricians, lactation consultants, and other practitioners located in Allentown, PA.
Jodi Chandler Photography generously donated her time to photograph the Big Latch On - checkout the slideshow below for some photos!
The morning of the event we had over 100 registered participants! Our youngest participant was 8 days old, and our oldest was 35.5 months!
Our official numbers are below:
We couldn't have done it without you...
do it again!
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Kiera talks about birth& babies& bonding!