The Big Latch On event, held at the Seagulls Children’s Centre in Magdalen Way in Gorleston earlier this month proved to be a huge success with 60 mother and baby pairs taking part.
Mothers who are breastfeeding their babies were invited along to the annual event, held on Saturday 3 August, as part of a global day to raise awareness of breastfeeding and the need to support new mums.
With 814 events taking place in 28 countries worldwide, the Big Latch On is a significant celebration of breastfeeding. The event takes place during World Breastfeeding Week each year and its aim is to increase awareness of and support for breastfeeding in the community. Over 58,000 people around the world took part in the tenth global event in 2019.
Local 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.
Midwives Curita Reilly and Kay Horn who were instrumental in organising the event said; “The morning was very successful and we’d like to thank Seagulls Children’s Centre and breastfeeding peer support staff that helped and allowed this event to take place, and give a special thanks to all the mothers who took part.”