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Local Christchurch Mums Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Local Christchurch Mums Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the Big Latch On. ‘Breastfeeding – the shortest food mile’

A Big Latch On event for all local breastfeeding mums will be held at the St Alban’s Baptist Church Hall Café at McFaddens Road on Friday August 5th. Doors open at 9.30am, free morning tea served from 10am, getting ready for the Big Latch On from 10.15am with the Big Latch On at 10.30am. There will be spot prizes and Natural Magic puppet shows and music to keep babies and toddlers entertained.

Big Latch On events are part of World Breastfeeding Week celebrations all over the world and events are taking place all around New Zealand in celebration of breastfeeding for women and their families. The 2016 theme is about sustainability, and it draws attention to breastfeeding as a key element in valuing our health and wellbeing from the start of life, and how important is it to care for the world we all share. It recognises the low carbon footprint of breastfeeding and how breastfeeding really is ‘the shortest food mile!!!’

Big Latch On events are taking place all over the country in celebration of breastfeeding for women and their families.

For the third year, women can also take part via a virtual Big Latch On by posting a breastfeeding selfie to #biglatchonNZ www.facebook.com/biglatchonNZ There is evidence that women increase their internet use by up to 45 percent after becoming mothers, and if they’re in the paid workforce, or unable to make it to a physical Big Latch On, this on-line option is a great way to get involved.

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