You are invited to join us for the
Big Latch On 2018
Saturday 4th August at 10:30am (please arrive at 10:00am to be ready for the event)
The first week in August is World Breastfeeding Week, organised by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support. It 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 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018 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 synchronized breastfeeding event in multiple locations. Our local Big Latch On will take place at Seagulls Children’s Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP on Saturday 4th August at 10.30.
This year our goal is to break the current Global Big Latch On record of 17,992 children breastfeeding at 758 locations, across 23 countries.
Our long-term vision is that one day a Global Big Latch On event will be held within walking distance of every family in the world.
The Global Big Latch On is informed by the principles of community development, providing the opportunity for breastfeeding women to get together in their local communities, host their own events, and identify opportunities for on-going support.
For more information visit www.biglatchon.org or contact Curita Reilly, Midwife/Baby Café Facilitator or the Seagulls Centre at: 01493 660090.