The Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition is putting on the fourth annual “Big Latch On” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday Aug. 2 at Franklin Square Park in Oswego.
Registration for this event will take place at 10 a.m. and the “Big Latch On” will take place promptly at 10:30 a.m.
The breastfeeding coalition’s mission is to promote, protect, educate and empower breastfeeding families in our area. This is a community-building event held every August to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-8.
Groups of breastfeeding women come together at registered locations all around the world to nurse their children simultaneously.
Last year, Oswego had nearly 40 moms and babies participate in the event and there were more than 14,500 participants worldwide.
This year the coalition hopes to double Oswego’s participation.
Through this event, the Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition hopes to:
Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge existing in our area
Make breastfeeding a normal part of life at a local community level
Increase support for women who breastfeed
This is a free community event that will feature a family picnic, fun activities and educational information.
There will also be the debut of the “Breastfeeding is Normal” art exhibit. This art exhibit will feature every day women in our community breastfeeding their babies and will travel around the county in the months to come.
Anyone who would like to offer support for the event should call Lisa Emmons at Mother Earth Baby at 216-4622. Participatns also can reguster at this number.
For more information about the Big Latch On, go to www.biglatchon.org