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Big Latch On

August 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join CTBC as we host the Big Latch On at the SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley on Saturday, August 5 from 9:30 to 11:30. This is a fun and FREE event celebrating breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month.

***The latch on happens promptly at 10:30am*** Please arrive by 10:20am to complete registration. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

What counts as a latch: direct latching to breast; using an supplemental nursing system or nipple shield; expressing milk (hand or pump) or by feeding your child breast milk via an alternative method.

WIC participants can double the value of their fruit and vegetable benefits by using their EBT card at the farmer’s market. All WIC participants over the age of 1 are eligible to receive an additional $30 voucher book while supplies last.

Don’t forget to bring your WIC shopping list. Make sure to check in with a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor at the event to receive your WIC class pass.
The Global Big Latch On takes place annually over two days during World Breastfeeding Week (1st – 7th August). As a worldwide peer support and 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 Global Big Latch On aims to protect, promote & 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.

The Global Big Latch On is a highly successful, targeted community development initiative that raises awareness of breastfeeding, encourages the formation of support networks between breastfeeding women, and aims to normalize breastfeeding as a part of daily life.

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August 5, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley (Toney Burger Center)
3200 Jones Rd
Austin, TX 78745 United States