Big Latch On 2018
20,864 children breastfeeding during the one minute count.
21,763 breastfeeding people attended.
58,060 people attended registered Global Big Latch On locations to support breastfeeding.
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Press Release August 13th 2018:
ALMOST 60,000 PEOPLE SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR BREASTFEEDING AT SYNCHRONIZED BREASTFEEDING EVENT
On August 3, 4 and 5 2018, almost 60,000 people around the world took part in the Global Big Latch On, demonstrating their support for breastfeeding. 22,592 breastfeeding parents attended events held in their community and virtually. At the specified time, over 21,500 children ‘latched’ and were breastfed.
With 778 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 58 people take part in Working Wednesday and 63 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: “2018 has been our best year yet –over 3,000 more breastfeeding parents than in previous years. I couldn’t be happier or more proud of and grateful to all the hosts who arranged an event in their community. This event is about normalizing breastfeeding and showing others that normal doesn’t look the same for everyone. Just a quick look on our social media feeds over this World Breastfeeding Week 2018 shows this. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and especially our sponsors Motherlove Herbals, Biokleen and Rumina.”
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.
Global Big Latch On 2018 Event Calendar
AUGUST: 1st to 7th World Breastfeeding Week
AUGUST: 1st All Day Working Wednesday
Includes a Facebook chat
AUGUST: 3rd, 4th & 5th 10.30am Global Big Latch On
AUGUST: 7th All Day Express Yourself
AUGUST: 28th 6-7pm PST Facebook Chat
OCTOBER: All Month BIG, SMALL CATCH UP
30th 3-4pm PST Facebook Chat