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The Global BIG Latch On, hosted by PCBP

  • USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship 1 Battleship Road Northeast Wilmington, NC, 28401 United States (map)

As part of World Breastfeeding Week, join PCBP as we hope to break last year’s record of breastfeeding moms! Learn more about the Global Latch On: The "latch" time is 10:30 AM.

We are so excited about our new venue this year! The Battleship Park overlooking the beautiful Wilmington waterfront. This is a huge new iconic venue that will be perfect for our largest event yet.

Want to help? Contact Machelle to donate items for raffle or to volunteer as a counter:

Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around 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 event creates a lasting support network for the community. As a worldwide peer support and community development event, it aims to strengthen national and global support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women around the world.

Global Big Latch On events aim to protect, promote & support breastfeeding families by:
Provide support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide on-going breastfeeding support and promotion in local communities.
Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available locally and globally.
Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
Make breastfeeding as normal part of day-to-day life at a local community level.
Increase support for women who breastfeed – women are supported by their partners, family and their communities.
Ensure communities have the resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.
Global Big Latch On events are highly successful, targeted community development initiatives that raise awareness of breastfeeding, encourage the formation of support networks between breastfeeding persons, and aim to normalize breastfeeding as a part of daily life.

Last year’s numbers:
Total Moms (Some moms were there to support even if not currently nursing, some babies have 2 moms): 88
Total Babies & Kids: 103
Total people there: 191 (Plus more awesome supportive dads & grandparents that didn't sign in!)
Total moms nursing during the official Big Latch: 76 (technically 77 babies cause there was 1 set of twins)