Back in 2015 when dear friend and dream team member Lisa Maloney came to me with the idea of organizing our very first Big Latch On together in Times Square I had no idea this would turn into such a beautiful journey that would extend itself to two other communities.
Over 700 attendees later in our tri-state events, It is my pleasure to announce that Breastfeeding World will be holding it’s second annual breastfeeding celebration & Big Latch On on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard this upcoming Friday August 4th.
For those who might be asking, what is the Big Latch On?
It’s an event that takes place at registered locations around the world, women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. It aims to strengthen national and global support for nursing mothers and their children.
Moms around the globe come together in groups, large and small, and nurse their little ones for a synchronized session that lasts one minute starting at exactly 10:30 am. You can learn more about the global event here.
Remembering Martha’s Vineyard’s First Latch On…
On 2016 we had sixteen nursing mothers who joined us and our supporters in celebrating breastfeeding by coming together for the Global Big Latch On on the island. This event was part of Breastfeeding World’s initiative to bring these types of amazing family gatherings to smaller communities to create awareness and build stronger friendships between our moms.
In between laughter, excitement and a whole lot of cute little faces and baby toes the moms that attended last year expressed that they felt empowered, they felt united but most importantly they felt a part of something big.
We are truly excited at the prospect of choosing this year’s location soon. You see, I started Breastfeeding World as a photography project to showcase the beauty of breastfeeding and the importance of being able to do nurse in public as well. Iconic outdoor locations for our events have always been an important aspect to us and choosing the right one on this lovely island is truly a hard decision because Martha’s Vineyard has beautiful scenery no matter where you go.
Contribute to this year’s accomplishments
Breastfeeding World started as a self funded photography project and it slowly developed into a growing online community of like-minded families. It now relies on the superb team of volunteers that have joined me in making this dream come true.
To this date we are still self funded but as a team we work hard to be able to bring these events to the communities we love. We have decided that this year once again we would love to give our local businesses the chance to collaborate with us by joining our team of contributors.
If you are a business owner on Martha’s Vineyard that would like to contribute to our cause while getting promoted within our beautiful community of new mothers and families, please fill in the form below so we can chat more about it.
It is exciting for us to see how each year our number of participants and supporters increase, this means that our efforts and hard work are paying off because our message of “Sharing the breastfeeding love” is truly spreading around. Because of this we are open to get as many help as possible, if you are a breastfeeding supporter and would like to volunteer during our event please fill in this form and our volunteer coordinator will get you going.
How To Participate In This Year’s Martha’s Vineyard 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 email@example.com 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 Alexia Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date: Martha’s Vineyard’s Second Annual Big Latch On – coming August 4th, 2017
Be sure to join us in our social media accounts and be up to date with the progress of our project!
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