Just back from a lovely trip to the West Exe Baby Cafe at the St Thomas Community Centre (Thursday am, 10.30-12.30 if you don’t already come) and all the staff are buzzing with ideas for the Big Latch On in August.
From the Big Latch On site –
What is the Big Latch On?
Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record!
The Big Latch On supports communities with identifying and growing opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.
The key to the Big Latch On’s success is allowing communities to hold their Big Latch On events, empowering them to create an event that relates to the people of their community, while still taking part in a worldwide event.
Here in Exeter, it seems that the Breastfeeding support staff are going to organise events and we will keep you updated as we find out more!
Pop it in your diary now, though – Friday 3rd August in the morning – I think the record attempt is co-ordinated to start at 10am.