It is with great sadness that due to personal circumstances and the effects of the pandemic, I am unable to run The Global Big Latch On as I have done for the last 12 years.
I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the years; supporting communities, encouraging networks and celebrating breastfeeding.
I am delighted to tell you that Women’s Health Action New Zealand- where the Global Big Latch On originated- have kindly agreed to be kaitiaki (a New Zealand Māori term for caretaker) this year.
We are in the early stages of planning out exactly what this means but they will support the registration of big latch on events around the world. Due to current public health advice this years event will remain virtual. However after a successful Virtual Big Latch On in 2020, we feel confident that this year can be another positive and important year.
I appreciate your support and understanding with this very difficult decision but I am beyond pleased that we have a Big Latch On guardian in Women’s Health Action NZ.