What Happens at The Big Latch On?

what happens at the BLO

In just over a week, The Livingston County Birth Circle will be hosting The Big Latch On in Milford at ALL-STARS Preschool.  We are very excited to have this opportunity to show our support for local breastfeeding families while celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2018.  For those who have never been to a Big Latch On event or maybe haven’t ever heard of them, we are here to tell you all about it!

The entire event is built around the 60 seconds that we will count all the moms and children who are breastfeeding, chestfeeding with breastmilk or pumping.  At every location starting at 10:30am locally, moms will latch their babies on to breastfeed for one minute.  Pumping moms are encouraged to participate by “flanging on” at the same time.  Same goes for moms/babies using a SNS or any other alternative feeding method that delivers breastmilk to baby.

After the latch on all guests are welcome to enjoy the other activities provided by the event hosts.  At our event this year, we will have a basket raffle of items donated by local businesses, as well as activities for the children including a playground and bounce house.  We will also have light refreshments on hand along with cake (YAY!) so don’t worry if you forget to bring something to nibble on.

We will also have a table for local breastfeeding-supportive businesses to share their information.  It is very important to us to ensure that breastfeeding moms and children are welcome in establishments everywhere, and part of that THANK YOU is supporting them, too!  We hope you will take the opportunity to learn about what our local supportive businesses have to offer.

At other BLO locations you might find vendors selling a variety of goods, giving out samples or speaking with attendees about their offerings.  We plan to feature vendors at future BLO events as we grow.  For now, we are happy to welcome you and your family to play, socialize and be surrounded by loads of breastfeeding love.

You can register here to let us know you are coming!

See you Saturday, August 4th!