Last year over 200 mothers gathers on the red steps of Times Square in New York City and nursed their babies, together being a part of New York City’s, Second Annual Times Square Big Latch On
This year, Breastfeeding World is bringing the Big Latch On to New Yorkers again! With the help of our volunteers, sponsors, and donors, we are “Spreading The Breastfeeding Love” in New York by hosting this year’s third annual Times Square Big Latch On and Community Event!
On August 5th, 2017, at exactly 10am, mothers and babies (and/or their pumps) will gather on the red steps in Times Square, New York City. In that moment, we will unite as one with thousands of mothers across the World to Normalize Breastfeeding.
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 your 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 in Hamilton County, Martha’s Vineyard, and of course here, in Times Square, NYC. United as one, we celebrated Breastfeeding within our unique, amazing communities.
Check out our promotional video from last year, created by our founder Alexia Garcia of Allegares Photography:
What Can You Expect From This Year’s Times Square, New York City Big Latch On?
Upon arrival, check in for nursing mamas will begin at 9 am. Please be sure to give yourself enough time to navigate the streets of Manhattan, transportation or parking. Registration will be found at the red steps, simply look for the teal Breastfeeding World shirts! After registration, we will gather on the steps and prepare for the big moment, the Latch On, which will begin at 10am sharp. After the final count has been made and photographs of our Big Latch have been taken, as a group, we will walk over to Bryant Park (On 6th Ave, between 40th and 42nd St) for the Community Event!
Don’t Leave After The Latch On! The Fun Is Only Just Getting Started. Join Us At Bryant Park For The Breastfeeding World NYC Community Event!
As every mother who has ever put a babe to the breast knows, Breastfeeding isn’t 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, naturally, the FREE STUFF!
I know, I know, free stuff has nothing to do with breastfeeding. But, what kind of awesome event doesn’t have free stuff right!? Our supportive sponsors have each donated a raffle item for our participants and their families. Every mother who is pre-registered will get a free raffle ticket, along with a swag bag, filled with amazing goodies from our sponsors! Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each.
How To Participate In This Year’s
Times Square, NYC’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 join us the day of and check in!
Would you like to support our local Breastfeeding community while marketing your brand to our participants? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, and Register Here
Everyone at Breastfeeding World volunteers our time and love because of our passion for the breastfeeding community. Are you interested in helping to make this event possible? Please email Samantha Sykula at email@example.com
About Our Photographer
We are very lucky to have our founder, Alexia Garcia and Alegares Photography, photograph our event
Alexia Garcia is a wonderful mother to her little girl Francesca. She currently lives on Martha’s Vineyard, and spends a lot of time in New York, where she lived during the first Big Latch On event. Alegares Photography specializes in family, children and newborn portraiture. Alexia has an incredible eye and has been practicing her craft for over four years. She began Breastfeeding World after she had her daughter and struggled through the beginning of her Breastfeeding journey. Alexia credits her mother and sister who motivated her to push through the hard times and continue Breastfeeding. The project was born from the understanding that not every mother has the support and community that she should. Find out more, or book a session by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Diamond Sponsors
Breastfeeding World is a volunteer run, self-funded and non-profit organization. We rely on donations like those from our generous sponsors to make these events possible. Supporting our sponsor’s businesses is a great way to let them know you think we are a great cause!
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 SUPPORTIVE (goodness knows that’s hard to find, especially for moms with ginormous boobs!) nursing bras, tanks, pajamas, and even beautiful C-section underwear!
We can’t even contain our excitement about working with Baltic Essentials: On top of their generous Raffle donation, they are donating an amber teething necklace in Every. Single. Swag Bag. Find out more about them here!
Speaking of Swag Bags, MommyCon will be donating swag bags to the Indiana event! What is MommyCon?
MommyCon is a nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting.
MommyCon take a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. We advocate value of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. Our mission is to create a community of support, acceptance and non-judgment for women journeying through parenthood.
We are so grateful to Mommycon for donating bags to fill with amazing swag!
So Come and Join Us! 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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