The Global Big Latch On Arizona

All photos by M.E.K. Photography

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! You fans have blown up social media with all the beautiful breastfeeding pictures. In Arizona we celebrated with a big event called the Global Big Latch On. The BLO (Big Latch On) is a part of a world wide movement to normalize and celebrate breastfeeding. It gets communities of breastfeeding families to gather together and “latch” their babies all at 10:30am local time. This year on August 5th and 6th a new record was set: 46,290 people gathered (all family members included) and 17,223 children were breastfeeding during the count!

However, the BLO is more than a competition to us. I met a mom who was thinking about weaning but continued breastfeeding for longer just to attend the event. I met a mom who breastfed tandem in public for the first time at our event. For many moms this may be the first time they’ve seen other breastfeeding moms. At other events we find a quiet corner, use a cover or have a friend/ spouse stand guard while breastfeeding in public. But at THIS event the whole point is to breastfeed and it was wonderful!

Thank you to everyone who attended our location in Chandler and the Phoenix location at the Milk Spot. We had about 90 breastfeeding children combined. Next year we would love to see more locations in Arizona. Contact us if you want to be a host- it’s a pretty simple process with a big gain- encouraging more moms to breastfeed!

Delicious cookies and a generous heart <3

 

Don’t you love when generous people step forward and offer to help?! That’s exactly what Heather Diane, owner of Momma’s Tata Tasties, did when she sent us a Facebook message a few weeks ago. She is donating breastmilk boosting tasties to you guys out of the goodness of her heart! She is even covering the shipping costs and letting you choose your own flavors. We are asking for a small tax deductible donation of your choice to help us purchase new bags for new moms to be entered to win over $20 in prizes from Heather. Open to all US residents, winner to be announced on our Facebook page June 8th, 2016.

Thank you and best of luck!

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