Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Big Latch On 2012

2012's The Big Latch On!

What is 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 is originally from New Zealand. It was started by Women's Health Action in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week. Each year, they have seen a growth in the numbers of breastfeeding women attending and an increase in the support for breastfeeding in public. The Big Latch On was introduced to Portland, Oregon, in 2010 by Joanne Edwards as a celebration for World Breastfeeding Week. In 2011, Joanne worked with Annie Brown and members of La Leche League USA to grow the Big Latch On across the USA.

New Jersey Locations

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 10:00am
Postpartum Place
55 Main St, Chatham, NJ 07928, USA

Maria Parlapiano RN IBCLC

Calling all nursing moms!
Come join us for the BIG LATCH ON!
As the premier lactation and new parent center of NJ since 1996,
Postpartum Place is proud and excited to host this year.
Of course,light refreshments will be provided.(bc every eats at PPP!)
Let's help break last years record of how many nurslings nurse at the same time - all over the globe!
* Note: If it's nice we will be outside on the lawn as well as on the porch and inside so a picnic blanket would be in order

The Big Latch On at Mountainside Hospital
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 9:30am-12:00pm
1 Bay Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028, USA

Please RSVP by August 1st.
Megan Voytus
973.429.6964 megan.voytus@mountainsidehosp.com

Join us on August 4th as we participate in The Big Latch On!
Refreshments, fun activities, raffle prizes, and free parking will be provided.
A Certified Lactation Consultant will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about your breastfeeding experience.

Big Latch On West Jersey
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 10:30am
Jake's Place
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

Tiff Hare
Facebook page "Birthing, Breastfeeding and Babies" to get updates as we go ahead with plans.

Stay for after for a picnic lunch.

I will be going to the Glen Ridge site with my family this saturday. I am excited to be a part of this event! Don't forget to visit The Big Latch On site. Check out their online store on cafepress. Like them on facebook. Please come support the breastfeeding community of New Jersey! Family and friends welcome!


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