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Right Arrow Trust supports global breastfeeding event
05 August 2016 at 09:38

The Trust is supporting a global event whch promotes breastfeeding.

The Global Big Latch On takes place at registered locations around the world as women gather to breastfeed and offer support to each other.

Friends, family and community also join this celebration.

On Friday 5 August at 10.30am mums and their babies will gather at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre, Hesketh Bank to support the event.

The  Big Latch On takes place annually over two days during World Breastfeeding Week (1– 7 August).

Our other World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations include Express Yourself and Selfies Sunday.

As a worldwide community development event, it aims to strengthen national and global support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women around the world.

The Big Latch On aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding families by:

  • Provide support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide on-going breastfeeding support and promotion in local communities.
  • Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available locally and globally.
  • Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
  • Make breastfeeding as normal part of day-to-day life at a local community level.
  • Increase support for women who breastfeed – women are supported by their partners, family and their communities.
  • Ensure communities have the resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.

More details: www.biglatchon.org