Thursday, June 23, 2011

World Breastfeeding Week 2011

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 mummiesnummies@gmail.com.

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!!!!

5 comments:

  1. i'm jealous! not only are there no events near me, there's not even 1 in my state! (ny) i will be nursing in spirit though!

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  2. Allison: anyone can hold this event..... I am because no one around me was either! And I am tired of missing out on the fun! hehe
    Look into it... you can host it yourself and still have fun! Good luck!

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  3. So does there need to be that many at the same time or that many IN ONE LOCATION at the same time? I can't get many breastfeeding mothers to convene ever... but would love to have a big latch on...

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  4. The best part about this.. is the only attendance requirement they have is that you have no less than 2 mummies attend! So yes.... you can do it.

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  5. What a great idea!! Keep me posted for an event after Nov. 24, 2011 when my lil Bean will be here!

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