welcome to Global Big Latch On
Building community support, one latch at a time.
Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Volunteers from within the community host each location, hosting a Global Big Latch On event creates a lasting support network for the community.
Special Announcement from the Global Big Latch On
Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Talohani, Bula vinaka, Ni Hao, Namaste, Greetings!!
We hope you are all doing relatively ok during these challenging times!
We are sure that this will come as no surprise, but after careful consideration with our global partners the decision has been made to postpone the Face-to-Face Big Latch On for 2020.
It is our intention to celebrate the Face-to-Face Big Latch On in April 2021 instead, but in these uncertain times these plans may change.
The good news is that, as an alternative, our international organisers (really just a handful of people!) are busy working on virtual options to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in August 2020.
In the meantime, we are working on setting up some online spaces for people to stay connected and support each other with their infant feeding journeys during this difficult time.
If you would like to contribute to ideas about how to celebrate virtually or have any questions or concerns about this decision please contact us at Big Latch On [email protected]
Huge thank you to everyone for your understanding and support! We look forward to continuing to work with you to celebrate and support breastfeeding.
Global Big Latch On 2020 Event Calendar
1st to 7th August World Breastfeeding Week
31st July, 1st & 2nd August 10.30am Global Big Latch On
Press Release August 14th 2019:
ALMOST 60,000 PEOPLE SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR BREASTFEEDING AT SYNCHRONIZED BREASTFEEDING EVENT
On August 2, 3 and 4 2019, over 58,000 people around the world took part in the tenth Global Big Latch On, demonstrating their support for breastfeeding. 19,414 breastfeeding parents attended events held in their community and virtually through social media. At the specified time, over 18,500 children ‘latched’ and were breastfed.
With 814 events taking place in 28 countries, this synchronized breastfeeding event as part of World Breastfeeding Week supports and celebrates breastfeeding families in the community they live in. Our celebrations also saw 31 people take part in Working Wednesday and 25 people take part in Express Yourself – an event for those who exclusively express milk and those who donate milk.
Global Big Latch On Organiser Joanne Edwards commented: “This year was our milestone tenth anniversary year and as in every year prior, this event continues to inspire me as it supports more families each year and nurtures lasting cultural change. All the hosts who arranged an event in their community have my complete gratitude and I am so happy to have their support: the Global Big Latch On would not work without them. This event is about normalizing breastfeeding journeys, however they look and that's often not the same for everyone. Just a quick look on our social media feeds over this World Breastfeeding Week 2019 shows this. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and especially our sponsors Biokleen, A Cute Baby and Rumina.”