The Global Big Latch On brought to you by Breastfeed Atlanta and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life
From the venue:
Breastfeed Atlanta will host the metro’s part in The Global Big Latch On in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life.
Expecting moms and families with infants will gather to breastfeed and offer peer support. The goal is to normalize breastfeeding and offer support.
Why? Breastfeeding is not an accepted practice everywhere since not everyone knows about the health benefits (like lower sudden infant death syndrome). Companies still make headlines for asking women not to breastfeed in public; others don’t offer support for working moms.
-Baby gear vendors: Happy Mango, Worthy Medical Supply, Spectra Baby USA, Fit4Mom
-Healthcare providers: pediatricians, midwives, doulas and Breastfeed Atlanta’s lactation consultants
-Nutrition information/support: WIC Fulton and Cobb/Douglas breastfeeding peer counselors and staff
-Swag bags with Ameda breast pump supplies: first 50 attendees
-Raffle: baby carrier, breast pump and gift certificate