Our Big Latch On Event - 2014


We are so excited to announce that the San Diego Breastfeeding Center and Nature’s Whisper Yoga are co-hosting a Big Latch On 2014 event!  For those who are unfamiliar with the Big Latch On, this is an event that started in New Zealand in 2005 during World Breastfeeding Week.  The mission of the Big Latch On is to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding women and each year groups of breastfeeding women come together at locations all around the world to latch on their children at a designated time and day in honor of this mission and to attempt to set a new record!


So, here are the details:


When is the Big Latch On?

The Big Latch On will take place on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:30am-11am.  The actual Big Latch On will take place at exactly 10:30am, so don’t be late!  


Where will the Big Latch On take place?

The Gardens at Nature’s Whisper, which is the garden behind the San Diego Breastfeeding Center office.  The address is 1816 Howard Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.


Do I need to RSVP for the Big Latch On Event?

Since we need 1 non-breastfeeding witness for every 10 breastfeeding mamas, it would be wonderful if you can RSVP before the event.  If you forget, please come anyway.


What is the agenda for the Big Latch On?

9:30am-10:20am - Registration and mingle

10:20-10:25am - Settle in and get ready to latch on

10:30-10:31am - Big Latch On!

10:40-11:00am - Giveaway winners announced

11am - Event ends (followed by lunch at local restaurants for anyone who wants to join)


What takes place at registration?

Each breastfeeding mom needs to register, with her name and email address, so that she can be counted during the event.  Also, each mom will decide whether she gives her permission to be photographed during the event.


What takes place during the Big Latch On?

From 9:30am-10:20am, once moms have registered and entered the garden, there will be plenty of time to relax, mingle, check out the giveaway items, and snack on some of Kat’s Galactic Milky Way Treats.  Definitely bring a water bottle so you can stay hydrated.

From 10:30-10:31am, all of the participants will latch on their child(ren).  Each breastfeeding mom will be counted by one of the non-breastfeeding witnesses so that she can be accounted for in setting the Big Latch On record.

From 10:40-11:00am, giveaway winners will be chosen.  Winners must be present to receive the gift.


Is there a Facebook Event page for this event?

Yes!  Please visit our Facebook Event page, as updates will be posted there when they become available.  Also, this is the place where you can RSVP.  Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/910008975691290/.


How will the photographs be used after the event?

We are so thrilled that Ariel Dolfo, of Ariel Dolfo Photography, will be documenting our Big Latch On event!  Photographs will only be taken of mothers who give permission to be photographed.  Group photos will be taken to document the event and sent with our final number of participating breastfeeding mothers, as well as placed on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center website.  Also, Ariel will be taking solo photos of moms and breastfeeding babies, which will be available for purchase after the event.


What are the giveaway details?

Our community is just absolutely awesome!  When we announced our Big Latch On event a few weeks ago on Facebook, we were contacted by several local businesses asking to donate items for a giveaway.  So, at registration, each mama will receive a giveaway ticket.  At 10:40am, we will start selecting tickets for each of the giveaway items.  Here is a running list of our amazing giveaway items!

Nature’s Whisper yoga passes donated by Jolie Cash

Breastfeeding Consultation donated by San Diego Breastfeeding Center

Gemini carrier (Levi or Ellie print) and set of drool pads donated by Beco Baby Carrier

Gift certificate to PAXbaby donated by Brianna Fanelli

Handmade quilt donated by Pat Harris

Fabric necklace donated by Kaelyn Scott 

Bosom Balsam donated by Jamelle Ryan, owner of A Wholesome Home 

Gift Certificate for a nursing bra donated by Rumina Nursingwear  

$25 gift card to Baby Exchange

Free 60-minute massage, donated by Deanna Honda

Pumpin' Pal Comfort Kit, donated by Pumpin' Pal


If you have any other questions about the event, or if you have service/product you would like to donate for the giveaway, please contact Robin Kaplan at robinkaplan@sdbfc.com


Looking forward to seeing you all there!