The BIG Latch on 2013

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The BIG Latch on 2013

“The Big Latch on” will be held at hundreds of sites around the world, with mother’s breastfeeding for one minute. Each year the numbers of all breastfeeding mothers who attend are added up and compared to previous years and the world record.

The current world record is 9,826 breastfeeding mothers, at 325 sites, in 16 countries – set in October 2010. The record for one location at one time is 3,738 breastfeeding mothers set in 2006, in the Philippines.

The event takes place over two days, Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of August, at 10:30am, depending on the hosts of your local event, it could be held on either or both days.

There will be 12 registered locations in Australia and can be found on HERE .

It’s held to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week , which is August 1st – 7th .

So if you can, get on to an event, get involved, it should be a great day. I will attending and participating and if you attend an event we’d love to hear how it went at your event, you can email us at or tag us on Facebook.

Click here for more info on the event.

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Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner. Rachel has a passion for prams and all things baby. She worked for a big brand of baby carriers and now works in a baby store that specialises in prams, car seats and nursery furniture. When Rachel isn't playing with prams she's enjoys crocheting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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