[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]About (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”What is the Big Latch On?”]A Big Latch On is a lot of fun! Groups of breastfeeding women come together at registered locations around the world, at a set time they all latch on their child for one minute while being counted by witnesses. The numbers are added up and see if we beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record![/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What are the aims of the Big Latch On?”]
  • Support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.
  • Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available in communities.
  • Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
  • Make breastfeeding a normal part of the day-to-day life at a local community level.
  • Increase support for women who breastfeed – women are supported by there partners, family and the breastfeeding knowledge that is embedded in their communities.
  • Communities have the resources to and / or advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Why have a Big Latch On?”]We all know how important breastfeeding is and this way we can show everyone just how much we all value breastfeeding and support all women as they grow the next generation.

Plus it’s a really good way to spend time with other women & families, and have a lot of fun, maybe a coffee and some cake as well![/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Where does the Big Latch On come from?”] 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, Small Beginngings Group 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.

In efforts to further strenthghen the Big Latch On’s mission to protect , promote and support breastfeeding women and in recognition of increasing global participation in the Big Latch On Women’s Health Action and the Big Latch On Global Coordinator Joanne Edwards of Small Beginnings Group LLC, joined forces for 2012.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Who Coordinates the Big Latch On?”]Big Latch On is coordinated by Small Beginnings Group, LLC and Women’s Health Action.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What’s the Big Latch On record?”]14536 women and their children came together and breastfed simultaneously as part of the Big Latch On in 2013.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Why is the Big Latch On in August?”]The first seven days of August are World Breastfeeding Week and The Big Latch On is held during these days as a celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Why is the Big Latch On happening on two days this year?”]We wanted more people to be able to take part and for communities to have more flexibility about when to have their Big Latch On. By holding it on a Friday, workplaces and health clinics can be involved. By holding it on a Saturday women who work can take part.

Hosts can chose which day they hold their Big Latch On and they can even hold two if they want. Remember its still at 10.30am local time, which ever day you choose.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What is World Breastfeeding Week?”]World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) was launched 23 years ago by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to focus and facilitate actions to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The WABA coordinated WBW now involves over 174 countries and is endorsed by UNICEF, WHO, PAHO etc. Overall coordination of WBW is done at the WABA Secretariat in Penang, Malaysia, which includes the selection of the theme and slogan, preparation and dissemination of WBW materials such as the Calendar Announcement, Posters, Action Folder and Banners. These advocacy materials are produced to stimulate action on breastfeeding and related issues among local groups, governments, the UN and other agencies/issue organisations, and be used for their own WBW activities in their area/country. See this years WBW website at: http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ and http://worldbreastfeedingweek.net/ for previous the WBWs that WABA has organised.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What is this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme?”]This year is ‘Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work!’

Please see the World Breastfeeding Week website for more details.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Why we encourage lots of small locations/venues?”]A few people have suggested one central location for the Big Latch On. However we feel that there are many benefits of having local, smaller locations. Some of these include

– Breastfeeding women can stay local to their home, ideally they would have a location within walking distance but that might take a few years to achieve.

– More breastfeeding women can take part across the country.

– Keeping it local means that breastfeeding women can meet other local people and communities will grow.

– Having a variety of locations means lots of businesses and community places can shout about how much they are willing to support breastfeeding, this will help women know that when they are out and about there are many places that will welcome them with open arms if they need space to nurse their baby.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What is the record for simultaneous breastfeeding?”]The first record for one location was from Berkeley, CA USA in 2002 where 1,130 mothers breastfed simultaneously. The international record for one location is 3,738 mothers held by the Philippines in 2006. Buoyed by their success, the Philippines have partnered every year since with other countries and in October 2010 recorded 9,826 nursing mothers in 325 sites in 16 countries.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Registering (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Who can register a location for the Big Latch On?”]Local breastfeeding groups, LLL groups, interested mothers, nurses, lactation consultants, hospitals, WIC coordinators, business owners, doulas, internet parenting groups, anyone interested in promoting breastfeeding.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Who CANNOT register a location for the Big Latch On?”]Any company that is in violation of the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Learn More.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How do we register for the Big Latch On?”]Registering to become a Host take two steps

1 Register as a user on the site
2 Add your location

To register as a user on the site visit the “Registration” tab under Host on the main menu.

Follow the onscreen instructions through to the point that you are logged in. Once logged in you will see a new menu in the right column for Hosts where you can “Add A Location”[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can I hold a Big Latch On, on both days?”]Yes, you can but you will need to register for both days separately.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How do I make changes to my listing?”]To make changes to your event details you need to log in and go to the ‘My Events’ link on the Host Menu[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How do I cancel my location?”]If you need to cancel your listing at any time contact us. You will need to include all your details, all the location details, the Location ID code. Please be aware that you are responsible for making sure your community is informed of the cancellation. This means you need to spread the word about the cancellation in all the places you originally advertised and you will need to make arrangements for the women who have not heard about the cancellation and still turn up to your location.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What’s the deadline for registering a location?”]You can register a location until 10am local time on the day of the Big Latch On. Please register as soon as possible. The earlier you register your location the more time you will have to promote it and the more women will hear about it via the website listing.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hosting (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Where can the Big Latch On be held?”]In a backyard, at a playground, in a park, at a beach, in a local meeting room, at a civic center, in a hospital, health center, coffee shop, workplace – wherever you want to meet! [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can the Big Latch On be held virtually?”]No. An important part of the Big Latch On’s aims is to build local communities and support normalisation of breastfeeding in public. We do recognise that many women are part of online communities and we want to work towards holding a separate online event in the future – if you are interested in helping with this or have any ideas about what it should look like please get in touch via the contact form. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we have a private location?”]Yes. Please register by emailing your location details to [email protected] Private events will not appear on our website.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How long does the Big Latch On last?”]All breastfeeding women who have their child latched on, will be timed for one minute from 10:30 to 10:31am local time. Participants should arrive at least 30 minutes in advance to sign in. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we hold the Big Latch On as part of another event?”]Your Big Latch On can be part of a picnic, play date, fair or other activity of your choosing providing the activity is complaint with the WHO International Code of Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How large must an event be to be counted?”]It can be as large as you want, or as few as 2 mother-baby dyads, as long as there is at least one non-participating adult witness present to verify the results. See Witnesses, Count and Time FAQ’s for more information.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Witnesses, Count and Time (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”How large must an event be to be counted?”]It can be as large as you want, or as few as 2 mother-baby dyads, as long as there is: At least one non-participating adult witness for groups of less than 10 or At least two non-participating adult witnesses for groups greater than 10.If you are expecting more than 10 women you will need to invite extra witnesses.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How will women know when the count starts?”]We suggest you settle everyone down at 10:20am. From 10:25am do a five-minute count down, announcing the official time every minute. Follow this with a ten second count down just before 10:30am, this way as many breastfeeding women as possible will be able to get their children latched on. Large groups may use a signal bell or horn (as long as it does not frighten or distract the babies from their job!) to announce the beginning and end of the timed minute. Breastfeeding women should latch on and raise their hand to be counted.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What is the best way to count participants?”]Breastfeeding women should raise their hand when latched on between 10:30-10:31am, the witnesses can then count the number of hands raised. You can use welcome cards to help with large groups or to double check your numbers.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What are Welcome Cards?”]Small cards that can be printed out and given to each woman as she registers. They contain information about the Big Latch On and what to expect. They can be downloaded from the Resources page.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Using Welcome Cards to help count large groups and to double check the count?”]You can download and print out small Welcome Cards that you can give to each woman as she registers. Remember you will need to give a woman planning to tandem breastfeed, two cards. These have information on them so the women know what to do and they can also be used to help with the count. Have all the breastfeeding women raise their hand with the card in it when they are latched on between 10:30 and 10:31am. Witnesses can collect the cards and count them after the latch on. This is useful for large groups and as a way to double-check the count.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How many witnesses do we need for our event?”]You need at least one non-participating adult witness for groups of less than 10. And at least two non-participating adult witnesses for groups greater than 10 If you expect more than 10 breastfeeding women, add one extra witness for every 10 additional breastfeeding women. (Example: 25 people, 3 witnesses; 40 people, 4 witnesses; etc.) If you are in different rooms, have a minimum of 2 witnesses for each room of 10-15 breastfeeding women. If there are more than 15 breastfeeding women per room, add extra witnesses as above.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Witnessing a large group or a location with more than one room?”]If you have a large group, you can assign witnesses to count specific people to make it easier. For example, there are 10 names on each sign in sheet. As breastfeeding women sign in on one sign in form, group them in the same area of the room and assign a witness to count that group. A neighboring witness (who may have their own group of 10 to count) can check the count, then they both sign off on the sign in form and vice versa.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What is required of the official witnesses?”]At least one non-participating adult witness for groups of less than 10 And at least two non-participating adult witnesses for groups greater than 10 need to observe the event, count the women who are have a child latched on from 10:30am to 10:31am and complete the official witness statement at the bottom of each sign in form.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What do you consider ‘latched on’ or ‘breastfeeding’ in order to be counted at 10:30am?”]Breastfeeding means a child’s mouth latched on around a woman’s nipple, attached and sustained for one full minute. As long as the breastfeeding woman and child/children are breastfeeding continuously during that time, they can be counted. Each child latched can be counted as one. This means that a woman tandem breastfeeding will count as two! Please note: supplementers and nipple shields can be used. Bottle-feeding expressed milk cannot be counted.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if the woman is breastfeeding twins or tandem feeding – does this count as 1 or 2?”]As we are counting babies breastfeeding for this record, it counts as 2.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Is there an age limit for breastfeeding children?”]No, all breastfeeding children can take part. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if the child does not want to breastfeed at this time?”]We respect our breastfed children to make that choice, women not actually breastfeeding during this time are not to be included in the official count, but we would like them to sign in.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if only one breastfeeding woman attends or successfully latches during the one minute?”]Please make sure complete the form on the Post Event page and add ‘0’ to the count. Please send completed paperwork and photos in. We really appreciate all your hard work and hope you can build on it for next year.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if no one turns up?”]Please make sure complete the form on the Post Event page and add ‘0’ to the count. Use the experience as learning and build on it for next year! We really appreciate all the hard work you did and thank you for trying.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What does 10:30am local time mean?”]Similar to the celebration of New Year, every hour in succession for a 24-hour period, countries in one time zone will breastfeed simultaneously. Whenever it is 10:30am in your time zone, it is time to latch on. Beginning in New Zealand’s time zone, everyone will breastfeed together at 10:30am NZDT, an hour later everyone in the Eastern Russia time zone will breastfeed when it is 10:30am for them, and so on around the globe, until the last mothers from the Western Aleutian Islands, Alaska USA breastfeed at 10:30am in their time zone.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How do we make sure that our clocks are synchronized and we are simultaneously breastfeeding with everyone else in our local time?”]Please set your cell/ mobile phone to auto update the time and then use that time to ensure you are synchronized. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if some breastfeeding women have not had time to fill in the official sign in form before 10:30am?”]They can still take part and be counted. BUT please ensure that all women have filled in the official sign in form after the 10:30am breastfeed. In fact, we suggest all signing in stops at 10:20am so that mothers and children can be settled and ready for the 10:30am latch on.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How do I report my numbers immediately after the Big Latch On?”]To report your numbers you must complete the form on the Post Event page. You have until 4.30pm local time to do this.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Insurance (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Is insurance required?”]No, only if the owner of the location requires a certificate. In the USA, UK and NZ most public places, businesses and homeowners have their own liability insurance but we recommend that you check before hosting your event.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Does Big Latch On provide insurance for locations?”]No.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Photos and Paperwork (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Do we have to have photos of our event?”]You do have to have independent verification of your Big Latch On and photos are one way of doing this. They need to be emailed to [email protected] after the event. You must include your location ID in the subject title. If necessary paper copies can be mailed, each photo must have the location code written on the back. See details about mailing in After the Event FAQ’s.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Who is responsible for gaining permission for the photos or film taken?”]You are responsible for ensuring you have the participants’ permission for all the photos and any film footage taken at your Big Latch On and by sending those photos or film in you are agreeing that you have permissions from all those in the images.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if a breastfeeding woman does not wish to be photographed?”]Breastfeeding women who do not wish to be photographed should be separated from others so they will not inadvertently appear in a photographer’s field. Photographers and videographers should be made aware of their preferences.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How can name badges help with identifying women who do not wish to be photographed?”]When women sign in and complete the registration form give those who sign the photo waiver a “green” pen to create their name badge and those who do not wish to be photographed a “black” pen. Then let your photographer know the colour code. You might still need to sit women who do not want to be photographed together so that they not inadvertently appear in a photographer’s field. Please note pen colours that you choose do not matter as long as they are different and everyone helping sign in the women and take pictures know what colours you are using.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we use our own paperwork?”]No, you must use the paperwork provided by Big Latch On.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do we have to send in the paperwork?”]Yes, you do have to send in all the completed paperwork. We prefer this to be scanned and sent to [email protected] You must put your location ID in the subject title.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do I have to complete an evaluation form?”]Yes, all hosts must complete their evaluation in order to have their locations count be included in the total. Your feedback is really important to us and it is the only way we can evaluate the work we are doing. Thank you for taking the time to complete the evaluation forms and for encouraging those who attended your Big Latch On to complete the participant evaluation.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Where do I complete my evaluation?”]We would prefer you complete the evaluation online. If, for some reason, this is not possible then printable copies can be obtained if you contact us[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do participants need to complete an evaluation?”]We do not require participants to complete an evaluation as part of the official count, although we would appreciate feedback from as many participants as possible. Please encourage everyone who comes to your Big Latch On to go to www.biglatchon.org /participants/your-feedback and complete the form.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What counts for independent verification?”]Any form of media about your Big Latch On location that was produced during or after the event. Web links to film clips or local news websites. Announcements, advertising or media coverage before the day of the event does not count. Photos emailed to [email protected] or mailed in. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What kinds of press count?”]All forms of press reporting count, providing they were produced during or after the event. E.g. a blog post on the local news website; articles either web based or paper based; clips from television or internet based clips.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Where do I find my location ID?”]Public Events

You can find it in the Single Location View for your location. This means you need to find your location in the list and click on the title to see the specific details for your location. You will then see it in the lower-left corner.

Private Events

Since Private events are not available to view from the front of the site you will need to refer the information you received in your reminder email prior to the event.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]After the Event (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”What should I do with the photos of the event?”]Digital pictures can be sent to: [email protected] with your specific location ID in the subject line. Photos may also be printed and sent by mail with the forms below.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Where do I find my location ID?”]Public Events

You can find it in the Single Location View for your location. This means you need to find your location in the list and click on the title to see the specific details for your location. You will then see it in the lower-left corner.

Private Events

Since Private events are not available to view from the front of the site you will need to refer the information you received in your reminder email prior to the event.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What forms must I send in after the event?”]Please send: Witnessed Sign In forms Big Latch On host evaluation form (or complete online) Independent verifications (newspaper clippings, links to news websites, photos, etc) from the day of the event. Prior announcements will not be accepted as evidence.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How should I send my paperwork in?”]Electronically by scanning and emailing to [email protected] (preferred) Or by Mail to: Big Latch On PO Box 83929 Portland OR 97283 USA[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”When is the deadline for the Big Latch On paperwork?”]All paperwork and photos must be received by Big Latch On, on or before Sunday 10th August 2014.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fundraising and Donations (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Can this event be a fundraiser?”]No. The Big Latch On is primarily an awareness event, if you or people attending your location want to help ensure the future of the Big Latch On they can do so via our website www.biglatchon.org/sponsor.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we use the Big Latch On to fundraise for other organizations?”]No. Please see ‘Can we hold the Big Latch On as part of another event?’ for more information[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we charge admission to cover our costs?”]No, but you can solicit donations from local businesses and benefactors to cover your costs, as long as your sponsors do not violate the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. Hosts are responsible for making sure the event sponsors are code compliant.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we give money to support the Big Latch On?”]You can support the Big Latch On via www.biglatchon.org/sponsor. All funds will be used specifically to continue and grow the Global Big Latch On.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we get sponsorship to cover costs or supply door prizes?”]You can use sponsorship from local businesses to help cover costs like printing or supply drinks and snacks. Your local businesses might also supply you with spot prizes for participants or with drinks and snacks for your Big Latch On. You can only accept support for your Big Latch On from businesses who are compliant with the WHO International Code for Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Information Use and Privacy (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Where will my information be listed?”]Information you have provided when registering as a Big Latch On host will be listed with your permission on the official Global Big Latch On website (this will let breastfeeding women know about your location). Information you provide via feedback forms will not be publicly listed unless specified below. Big Latch On will not use information provided via feedback forms in any way that will publicly identify you unless you have given prior permission[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How will my information be used?”]Information you provide via feedback forms will used for evaluation purposes and may be used in publications promoting the Big Latch On. However as above this information will not be used in any way that will publicly identify you unless you have given prior permission. Please Note: It is the responsibility of individual venue/location hosts to ensure that participant information remains confidential and / or is restricted to use which participants have given their permission.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Does Big Latch On have a privacy policy?”]Yes, you can find a copy here.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Participants (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”How can I find a public event site in my neighborhood?”]You can view a list of public events on the locations page.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”There isn’t a location near me, what can I do?”]You can host a location. It only needs two breastfeeding women to count and you might be amazed by how many people show up once you start spreading the word.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if my child does not want to breastfeed at this time?”]We respect our breastfed children to make that choice. Women not actually breastfeeding during this time are not to be included in the count, but we would like them to register.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What do you consider ‘latched on’ or ‘breastfeeding’ in order to be counted at 10:30am?”]Breastfeeding means a child’s mouth latched on around a woman’s nipple, attached and sustained for one full minute. As long as the woman and child/children are breastfeeding continuously during that time, they can be counted. Each baby/child can be counted as one. This means that a woman tandem breastfeeding will count as two![/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do I need to register before the day?”]No, you do not need to register before the day. You can just show up to any of the locations listed on the website. Some locations might like you to pre register so they know who is coming, but you do not have to.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”I have been invited to a location that is not listed on the website, what does this mean?”]The locations can choose to be private and not listed but if this is the case you should know the people who are inviting you to attend. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What do I have to do on the day?”]1. Get to your chosen location by 10am to give you plenty of time. If you are running late, don’t worry – your host will help you out when you arrive.

2. Complete the registration form (even if your host is expecting you, you still need to sign in on the day).

3. Get settled in and comfortable.

4. Listen for the count down and other instructions.

5. Get your baby or child latched on and put your hand up so you can be counted.

6. To be counted your baby or child must be latched on from 10:30 to 10:31am, one full minute.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can I use a supplementer?”]Yes, you can. We are counting latches, so provided your baby/child’s mouth is around your nipple, it counts![/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can I bottle feed with expressed milk?”]No. We are counting latches, so if you can get your baby or child to latch (provided your baby/child’s mouth is around your nipple) just for the minute, it counts.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can I use a nipple shield?”]Yes, you can. We are counting latches, so provided your baby/child’s mouth is around your nipple, it counts![/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Does it cost anything to attend a Big Latch On location?”]No, attending the Big Latch On is free. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Where can I get the official Big Latch On t- shirt or other merchandise?”]You can order it from our online store.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can family and friends come too?”]Yes, they can. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fun. Some locations might have limited space: if this is the case they will have put details on the listing[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Is there an age limit for breastfeeding children?”]No. Breastfeeding babies and children of all ages are welcome to attend.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What if I do not wish to be photographed?”]There may be media or photographers present at your location. If you do not want to your photograph taken and used by Big Latch On, please do not complete the photo waiver on the registration form and please make sure your host knows so they can ensure you will not inadvertently appear in a photographer’s field.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″][vc_column][vc_column_text]Marketing and Brand (FAQ)
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Can we use the Big Latch On Logo and Brand Features?”]By registering as a Big Latch On host you are automatically given permission to use the Big Latch On name and logo and other brand features as per the guidelines, terms and conditions of use and written agreement for use. All these documents can be accessed at Permissions Policy.

All others need to apply for use by emailing: [email protected]
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How can we spread the word about our location?”]We suggest using facebook, twitter, talking to local mum and baby groups, placing posters around your community, handing out flyers to your community. Download posters here.

We will be including tips in our newsletter about marketing your Big Latch On. As a host you will be automatically signed up to the newsletter.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we set up our own website or facebook page?”]Yes, you can set up your own facebook page or group for your location and you can use a website for your location. Remember to include links in the description box when you register.

You must ensure:
Everything you do contains only official Big Latch On Logos and Brand Features.
That your site and pages contain an obvious link to www.biglatchon.org
That all content and wording are compliant with the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.
That you include a link to your page and/or website in your listing for the Big Latch On – so that people can find you and so that we can like you too!
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Can we print t – shirts and other merchandise?”]You must use the official Big Latch On merchandise. You can order it from our online store[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

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