Small businesses and non-profits supporting women’s health, breastfeeding, and natural childcare are teaming up on Saturday, Aug. 5 at McAllen Public Library from 10 am to 1pm to raise awareness about the health benefits of breastfeeding for mom, child and family. All this is part of World Breastfeeding Week 2017, an international effort to improve the health of women and children globally.
As part of the Big Latch On, groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record!
The Big Latch On supports communities with identifying and growing opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.
The key to the Big Latch On’s success is allowing communities to hold their Big Latch On events, empowering them to create an event that relates to the people of their community, while still taking part in a worldwide event.