Three local La Leche League leaders will host a public “Big Latch On” event at Douglas Park at 2439 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica this Saturday to honor World Breastfeeding Week.
La Leche League International is an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding.
The event will be held at 10 am to support the world record attempt for synchronized breastfeeding.
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week (Aug.1-7) to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals, outlining the crucial steps policy makers must take to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.
To mark this occasion, today Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug 3, at 10:30 am thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies/children around the world will gather in their own communities to take part in the “Big Latch On,” a synchronized breastfeeding event in multiple locations.