Mothers who are breastfeeding their babies are being invited along to the annual local ‘Big Latch On’ event on Saturday, 3 August, as part of a global day to raise awareness of breastfeeding and the need to support new mums.
From 1 to 7 August every year, to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organises World Breastfeeding Week.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals.
To mark this occasion on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2019 at 10:30am thousands of breastfeeding people and their babies/children across the world will gather in their own communities to take part in the Global Big Latch On, a synchronised breastfeeding event in multiple locations.
The local Big Latch On will take place at the Seagulls Children’s Centre at Shrublands Community Centre, in Magdalen Way, Gorleston, on Saturday 3 August at 10.30am
The aim is to break the current Global Big Latch On record of almost 21,500 children breastfeeding at 778 locations, across 28 countries.