The Big Latch On is an event where a bunch of mamas get together with their nurslings and try to get them latched on at a specified time for one minute. There are people there to count how many children are latched. It is a fun way to try to break a record and more importantly, raise breastfeeding awareness.
The event takes place today, August 3rd (sorry about the late post) and tomorrow, August 4th, in various locations around the globe. The count takes place at 10:30 am, so you are encouraged to get there a half hour before to register and get settled. Check here to see if there is an event in your area.
The Big Latch On originated in New Zealand as an event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in 2005. It spread to the US, specifically Portland, Oregon in 2010. Last year, it spread to the rest of the US.
Last year 5687 women participated in the event! Let’s see if we can beat that number this year.
Will you be participating?