I'm sad to say that gone are the days I would spend rocking my babies to bliss while nursing them to sleep. I may not be able to participate in this cool event happening around the world this Saturday but I will be there in spirit as I am sure will so many other post-nursing moms. In case you didn't know, over 120 countries are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week this week (Aug 1-7) in an effort to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
in 2005 in New Zealand, The Big Latch On started as an initiative to increase support for breastfeeding in public. This Saturday (8/6) groups of nursing mothers can come together at registered venues around the country (or the world) to nurse their babes. All the mamas and babes latched on for one minute at the set time are counted by the witnesses. The point is to try to break the world record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously! So bring your hungry babies on Saturday at 10am and take part in this important effort. Read more where you will find a list of the registered CT locations.
Kids' Kingdom - Greater Danbury Area
Adjacent to Brookfield Town Hall.
100 Pocono Road Brookfield, CT 06804
15 Farm Springs Road
Located at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Asylum Avenue on the Hartford / West Hartford line.
330 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Meeting by the fountain.
New Haven, CT