Last year, over 200 mothers and babies gathered on the steps of the Hamilton County Judicial Building and fed their babies, thus participating in Central Indiana’s Big Latch On
This year, for 2017, Breastfeeding World is doing it again with Central Indiana’s Big Latch On! With the help of our volunteers, sponsors, and donors, we are “Spreading the Breastfeeding Love” in Central Indiana by hosting our Second Annual Big Latch On and Community event!
On August 5, 2017, at exactly 10am, mothers and babies (and/or their pumps) will gather on the steps of the West Lawn of the Judicial Building in Noblesville Indiana. Together, you will unite with mothers across the World in nursing our babies for one whole minute.
What is the Global Big Latch On?
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.”
Find out more on their website!
Last year’s Latch On’s
Last year was Breastfeeding World’s first year organizing Tri-state Level Events. We hosted Latch On’s at Times Square in NYC, Martha’s Vineyard, and of course here, in Hamilton County. Together, we celebrated breastfeeding within our unique communities.
Check out our promotional video from last year, made by our founder, Alexia Garcia of Allegares Photography:
What can you expect from this years Central Indiana’s Big Latch On?
First, upon arrival, check in for Nursing Mama’s begins at 9:15, with the Latch itself beginning at exactly 10:00am. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find parking! The county told us we are welcome to use the employee lot south of SR 32. There will also be an art fair going on downtown on the Square, not to mention the Farmer’s Market a few blocks away, so don’t get those confused with the Latch and picnic! Central Indiana’s Big Latch On & Family Picnic will take place on the West Lawn of the Judicial Center- this is behind the official courthouse building.
But don’t leave after the Latch On, because the fun is only just getting started at Central Indiana’s Big Latch On & Family Picnic
As every mother who has ever put a babe to the breast knows, Breastfeeding isn’t always just about the latch. The same goes with our event- it’s not only about the latch here either! It’s about self-care. Finding Support. Discovering our village. And the Free Stuff.
OK, so the free stuff has nothing to do with breastfeeding, but it does have to do with our event! Our supportive sponsors have each donated a raffle item for our participants and their families. Every mother who pre-registers will get a free ticket along with a swag bag, filled with amazing goodies from our sponsors. Also, you may purchase extra tickets at $1 each.
How to Participate in Central Indiana’s Big Latch On
Latch on Participant: Are you a Breastfeeding or Pumping Parent with a nursling? Let us know to expect you, get a free raffle ticket and swag bag by Pre-Registering Here! Then all you have to do is show up the day of and check in!
Sponsor/ Contributor: Want to help support our local breastfeeding community while marketing your brand to our partipants? Email me at LSLewis@breastfeedingworld.org for more details, and Register Here
As a Volunteer: Everyone at Breastfeeding World volunteers our time and love because of our passion for the breastfeeding community. Interested in helping make this event possible? Please email Lauren Lewis at LSLewis@breastfeedingworld.org
About our Photographer
It’s our pleasure to partner with our Central Indiana Breastfeeding World Photographer, Jenni Effinger at Quite Dandy Photography:
Jennifer Effinger is the proud mother of Kellan (2 years old). She Currently lives in Greenfield, Indiana. Her Photography Company, Quite Dandy, focuses on Lifestyle, Natural Light photography. She loves capturing genuine interactions, and specializes in children, families, breastfeeding, and births. Jennifer joined our Breastfeeding World Team as a Photographer because she loves capturing the precious moments of childhood. After all, what is more precious than the bond between mother and child? Find out more, or book a session, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our Sponsors
Breastfeeding World is a Volunteer run, self-funded and non-profit organization. We rely on donations like those from our sponsors to make these event’s possible. Supporting their businesses is a great way to let them know you think we are a great cause!
Check out our amazing and generous Gold Sponsor, Kindred Bravely
Kindred Bravely is an amazing, mother-centered business. Just like motherhood, Kindred Bravely is built on love. And that love has literally been poured into each item of clothing in their line. They sell amazing and SUPPORTIVE (goodness knows that’s hard to find, especially for moms with ginormous boobs!) nursing bra’s, tanks, pajamas, and even beautiful C-Section underwear!
Other Vendors you can Expect:
Newman Family Dentistry (Dr. Mikel Newman is THE tongue tie expert in our area!
The Eco Baby Co.
Anchor Health Chiropractic
Young Living Essential Oils by Cathy Muir
Advanced Breastfeeding Care with Lisa Lahey
LulaRoe Dream Big Boutique
So Come and Join us! Peruse our Vendors, throw down your picnic blanket, whip out a breast, feed your baby, and find support. You don’t want to miss out on the family event of the year!
Be sure to join us in our social media accounts and be up to date with the progress of our project!
And… Don’t forget to share your brelfies using our hashtag
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