We are so excited to announce that the San Diego Breastfeeding Center is hosting a 2015 Big Latch On 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 1, 2015 from 9am-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 San Diego Breastfeeding Center, located in Hillcrest, right near Balboa Park. The address is 3355 4th 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?
9:00am-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
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 9:00am-10:20am, once moms have registered, there will be plenty of time to relax, mingle, check out the giveaway items. 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 scheduling nursing mini sessions to take place after the Big Latch On event, as well as throughout the week, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week.
What are the giveaway details?
Stay tuned as we update all of the awesome giveaway items we will be raffling off after the Big Latch On event!
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 Ashley Treadwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you all there!