The Charlotte Big Latch On will take place at Baby+Company on Saturday, August 6th from 10a-12p in collaboration with the Charlotte Chapter of NormalizeBreastfeeding.org.
Mom- and baby-friendly local businesses and organizations will be present to provide resources to attendees. At 10:30am, there will be an official count of latched babies and pumps, which will be submitted to the The Global Big Latch On organization and added to the number of other amazing women breastfeeding at the same time globally. After, families are encouraged to connect, socialize, and shop together.
The Charlotte Big Latch On event is a part of The Global Big Latch On, an international organization working to support and normalize breastfeeding while also creative a last community network of support among breastfeeding families. On The Global Latch On website, it describes the event as: “The Global Big Latch On takes place at registered locations across the world, where women 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 creates a lasting support network for the community.”
Last year’s event set new records with 14,889 children breastfeeding simultaneously across the world. This year they’re hoping to reach an even higher goal.
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Baby+Company, a modern birth center offering high quality maternity and well-woman care in an intimate setting, outside of the hospital, is located at 131 Providence Road. The event is free and open to everyone in the community. Each person will receive a swag bag as well, courtesy of NormalizeBreastfeeding.org, Baby+Company, and participating vendors. Families can RSVP to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/161410614274562/