The Big Latch On! Come Join Us!

On Saturday August 6th 2011 at 10:30am local time in locations across the USA, nursing mothers will gather to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and try to break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously! This event is called The Big Latch On – and we we will hosting a location for the greater Pittsburgh area.

The Big Latch On originated in New Zealand in 2005. Since then, locations around the world have held Latch On events. The largest single location of nursing mothers was in the Philippines in 2006 where 3,738 mothers got together to simultaneously nurse their babies and in 2010, 9,826 nursing mothers were recorded at 325 sites in 16 countries. This years event is going to try to break this record for simultaneous breastfeeding mothers at locations around the globe! At precisely 10:30 AM (local time), all mothers will latch their babies on and nurse for 1 full minute. Witnesses will count the number of mothers who are nursing for the full minute. The numbers will then be sent to La Leche League International for the final tally to see if the record can be broken. All proceeds and donations from the event go to support La Leche League International.

What Do You Need To Do:
Find a location near you. Then show up and nurse your baby!

If you are in the greater Pittsburgh area or vicinity, we would love to have you join us. Our event will begin at 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 6, 2011. All nursing mothers are asked to arrive by 10 AM in order to register. And the nursing will begin at 10:30 AM.

Fun, Food and Prizes! And to make the event even more exciting, we will have LOTS (and I mean LOTS) of prizes to give away, great food and great camaraderie. We will have Lactation Consultants, Childbirth Educators, Baby Photographers and Doulas on site to answer any questions that you may have about your baby or baby-to-be. All moms and moms-to-be (and their families) are welcome to attend. While only nursing moms can participate in the latch on, everyone can partake in the fun!!

A Mother’s Boutique

145 Lake Drive, Suite 102R
Wexford, PA 15090

Please leave a comment on this post and let us know if you would like to join us. We are also looking for volunteers, so please let us know if you are able to help out and we will contact you with more info. Looking forward to kicking off World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month with all of you at The Big Latch On Pittsburgh!

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