Monday, July 23, 2012

The Big Latch-On: Indianapolis

Calling all breastfeeding mothers!!

Join us in Indianapolis for The Big Latch-On 2012!

The Big Latch On is always held during world breastfeeding week, August 1-7th. This year the big latch on will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Commonwealth Apartments Gymnasium. 23 N Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201.
Registration is from 9:00-10:15. Come early for refreshments and socializing and the big event will go down at 10:30am. To register as a participant please go to the Eventbrite Page!

Please bring a blanket or chair to sit on, all children are welcome nursing or not!
Check in when you arrive to receive a raffle ticket for prizes from mother-friendly vendors around Indianapolis. Winners will be announced immediately following the event.

**Volunteers are needed from 8-11am for set up, registration and clean-up. Please encouraged friends and family to sign-up and help out for this momentous occasion!
To register as a volunteer please go to the Eventbrite page!
For details about the event please e-mail Erin Polley at

The Big Latch On in Indianapolis is Hosted by Breastfeeding USA
and co-sponsored by the Little Green Bean Boutique and Nurture!

What is The Big Latch on?
Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record!

The Big Latch On supports communities with identifying and growing opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.

The key to the Big Latch On's success is allowing communities to hold their Big Latch On events, empowering them to create an event that relates to the people of their community, while still taking part in a worldwide event.

Aims of the Big Latch On

  • Support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.
  • Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available in communities.
  • Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
  • Make breastfeeding a normal part of the day-to-day life at a local community level.
  • Increase support for women who breastfeed - women are supported by their partners, family and the breastfeeding knowledge that is embedded in their communities.
  • Communitiies have the resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support service.
About Indy Breastfeeding Moms:
Indy Breastfeeding Moms is a chapter of Breastfeeding USA ( The mission of Breastfeeding USA is to provide evidence based breastfeeding information and support, and to promote breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm. Indy Breastfeeding Moms offers multiple monthly chapter and topics meetings, as well as a playgroup to nursing and pregnant mothers. Our trained Breastfeeding Counselors also provide free breastfeeding support by phone (317-782-5819) or email (

Also, it's not too late to register as a volunteer for the Lactation Station at this years Indiana State Fair! I'll be there the morning of August 12th. If you would like to sign up, go to the Eventbrite page for more information!

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