The Big Latch On Event

We are so excited to be hosting a local event for The Big Latch On!! This post will be updated from now until the event happens – so please bookmark it and stay up-to-date on all information related to this event.

In addition to breaking a world record for the largest number of breastfeeding moms, we will also have lots of great information available for moms and moms-to-be including: breastfeeding and child birth experts, photographers, food and prizes for all!! The first 75 moms to show up and register on August 6th will also get a great goodie bag! Registration begins at 9:30! Below is a list of confirmed participants in this event. Please come to join us even if you aren’t currently breastfeeding or if you haven’t had your baby yet – there will be lots of resources (and prizes) for moms – breastfeeding moms, moms-to-be and moms with older children. Please come back often to see the updated list.

Not in Pittsburgh?? NO Problem! Join our facebook page, we will broadcasting live and will have lots of great prizes for all of you in our virtual world too!!

Special Guests:
We are so excited to have the following special guests who will be attending our event. They will be available to answer any breastfeeding/child birth questions that you have.

Amy Farr, Blessed Arrivals – Birth Doula.
Jody Milholland, Birth Joy – Natural Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula.
Amy West – Certified Lactation Counselor and Breastfeeding Blogger/Social Entrepreneur. Amy will be broadcasting live on our facebook page!
Edi Davidson: Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and organizer of StorkBites and The Breastfeeding Moms Network
The Milk Truck: We’re not sure if the truck itself will be ready or not – but someone will be on site to tell us all about this great project and will be our official judge for the event!!
Robin DeNoma, Photographer – Robin will be onsite to take photographs – of the event itself and she will be available to take photos of you and your little ones!! Just stop by and see Robin at anytime throughout the morning and she will set you up with your own personalized mini-photoshoot! No sitting charge for shoot and no obligation to purchase any of the photos. Robin will also be talking about her new Day One program – so if you or someone you know is currently pregnant, be sure to find out more info about this!
Walnut Grove Restaurant – there will be lots of great food provided complements of Walnut Grove Restaurant! Be sure to stop by and get a treat!!

All moms who participate in the Latch On event will get two tickets to enter in our raffle (see prizes below). Additional tickets can be purchased for $3 for 5 or $5 for 10 or an arms length for $10. All proceeds from the drawings will be donated to our local Pittsburgh area La Leche League groups.

Ameda: Purely Yours Ultra Breastpump. Value $299.99.

Annee Matthew Maternity & Nursingwear: 2 Luna Crop Tops. Value: $57.00 ea.

2 Rouche Polo Tops. Value $59.00 ea.

2 Two-Tone Cardigans. Value: $62.00 ea.

4 Stripe Henley Tops. Value $59.00 ea.

Baby Blanket Suncare: 2 Baby Blanket Suncare Care Packages. Value $63.00 ea.

Baby K’Tan: Baby K’Tan Baby Carrier. Value $59.99.

Bamboobies: 2 pair of Bamboobies eco-friendly nursing pads. Value: $16.99.

BBox: Diaper Wallet. Value: $24.95.

Bebe Au Lait: Nursing Cover and Burp Cloth Gift Set. Value: $50.

Belmama & Cherub: The Shower Hug. Value $28.95.

Birth Joy: Relaxation Gift Basket for moms or moms-to-be. Value $40.00.

Blessed Arrivals Birth Doulas: Gift Basket for New Moms. Value $25.

Breastfeeding With Comfort And Joy Book. Value $35.00.

Breast-Is-Best: Mama’s Best Bamboo Nursing Bra. Value $35.00.

Cake Lingerie: Two Nursing Bra/Panty Sets. Value $88.00 and $92.00.

Carnegie Museum of Art and History: 4 free admission passes. Value $60.00.

Carnegie Science Center: 2 general admission passes. Value $35.90.

Children’s Museum Pittsburgh: 4 family passes. Value: $46.00 ea.

Glamourmom: Nursing Bra Top with Lace. Value $42.00.

Green Cheeks Diaper Service: A four week diaper service package, including weekly diaper delivery/pick-up, a start up package with all of the accessories you’ll need and weekly diaper cover rental. Value $170.00.

Gymboree Play & Music: Gift Certificate for 1 month of free classes at the Wexford or Mt Lebanon locations. Value $69.00.

Happy Baby Company: Cloth Diaper Gift Basket. Value $100.00.

Harmony at Home Goody Bag from Household Harmony: Package includes a $50 Household Harmony gift certificate–redeemable toward Music Together® family music classes on the South Side and throughout the South Hills; a Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks Award-nominated sing-along party; a CD and apparel shopping spree at; a speaking engagement with 2009 Pittsburgh Magazine/PUMP 40 Under 40 honoree, Household Harmony director Daisy Klaber; or a Music Together Preschool® program for your kids’ school; a Music Together CD and illustrated songbook with fun, research-based suggested activities; “Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically,” a DVD and printed guidebook. Value $100.00.

Japanese Weekend Maternity: d&a™ Maternity/Nursing Pajamas. Value $72.00.

d&a™ Maternity Nursing Nightgown. Value $58.00.

hug™ Nursing Bra. Value $38.00.

d&a™ Vintage Knit Cross Front Top. Value $68.00.

Kindermusik By Lynda: One complementary class tuition. Value $150-180.

Lamaze: 12 3-pair sets of Lamaze panties, sizes M and L. Value $10.00 ea.

LeDuck Distributors: Moboleez Breastfeeding Bonnet and Shari Chriso Simply Breastfeeding DVD. Value $59.94.

Melinda G: Tee-Shirt Nursing Bra. Value $45.00.

Mumi & Bubi: Solids Starter Kit. Value $29.95.

Nursies When the Sun Shines – Nightweaning Book. Value $14.99.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Inc.: 4 free passes. Value $48.00.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Two complementary Tickets to a 2011 Game at PNC Park. Value $32.00.

Posh Pads: 3 Sets of Bamboo Posh Pads Value: $16.95 ea.

Pump Ease:
One Pump Ease hands-free pumping band and Do Not Disturb Pumping Door Hanger for pumping moms and Breastmilk Storage Guidelines fridge magnet. Value $43.00.

One Pump Ease Organic hands-free pumping band and Do Not Disturb Pumping Door Hanger for pumping moms and Breastmilk Storage Guidelines fridge magnet. Value $47.00.

Pumpin’ Pal: 2 Pumpin’ Comfort Gift Sets. Value $40.00 ea.

Romp N’ Roll: Pizza Party Pass for 10. Value $140.00.

Skinies: 2 Skinies Open Cup Nursing Camis. Value $29.00 each.

Straplettes: 3 Nursing Reminders. Value $8.00 each.

Teething Bling: Nursing Necklace and bracelet Gift Set. Value $34.00.

Walnut Grove: Gift Certificate. Value TBD.

SPECIAL THANKS to the following organizations for providing coupons, flyers, information and/or goodies for our goodie bags!
Bebe Au Lait
Bye Bye With Baby
Cake Lingerie
Dudt’s Bakery
La Leche League Intimates

And to Walnut Grove Restaurant and Dudt’s Bakery for providing food for all of the moms!

This list keeps growing, so check back often to see all of the great resources available for you during this event! Please contact us if you would like to donate something.

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