It is almost that time of year again, and I am SUPER excited! Why? Well because World Breastfeeding Week is coming up and I am hosting The Big Latch On Event in my home town! Cute name right? I thought so too! But what is The Big Latch On Event???? Well let me explain.
On August 6, 2011 at 10:30 am, groups of nursing mothers will come together at registered venues around
the country (or the world) and all nurse their babes at a set time. All
the mamas and babes latched on for one minute at the set time are
counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see how close
we come to the world record.
The first record for a single location was from
Berkeley, CA USA in 2002 where 1,130 mothers breastfed simultaneously. The
international record for one location is 3,738 mothers held by the Philippines
in 2006. Since then, there have
been several coordinated international events and in October 2010, 9,826
nursing mothers were recorded at 325 sites in 16 countries.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in
more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the
health of babies around the world.
I have some awesome companies donating some very special items to hand out to the Mummies who attend.... and I am so excited about that! But I am looking for more. So if you or someone you know would like to partcipate in donating items to our goody bags.... please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is sure to be a fantastic time. With any luck our local newspapers and the Atlanta News Stations will come out and join us! What better way to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?!
For more information on the event I am hosting, please check out "The Big Latch On Event in Cartersville" on Facebook!
Nurse on Mummies.... NURSE ON!!!!