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The Big Latch On 2010

The Big Latch On 2010

Another record breaking year. It’s a new record !
*Provisional total nationwide: 1474
15 venues still to report! (One with an unofficial count of ‘more than 20!’)

Number of venues nationwide: 134
Today all over the country breastfeeding mothers got together to be part of the Big Latch On. For many, this was their first time, but many others are regular participants.

All the big cities took part , but so did many smaller ones – Motueka, Oamaru and Awarua and Franz Joseph in the South; Rawene , Reporoa, Tokoroa, Taihape and Ngaruawahia in the North.

Venues with more than 40 mothers latched )
Big venues in Big Towns Big venues in smaller towns:
• Wellington Town Hall 108 Timaru 41
• Turuki Health Care in Auckland 50 Port Chalmers 57
• Howick Auckland 47 Masterton 44
Venues with more than 25 mothers latched
• Christchurch 38 Nelson 38
• Blenheim 36 Greymouth 30
• Swanson – Auckland 29 Pukekohe 27
• Otorohanga 29 Cambridge 39
• Upper Moutere 29 Marlborough 36
• Whanganui 33 Hillsborough Christchurch 25
• Palmerston North 25

“We are delighted with the commitment and enthusiasm of the Big Latch On coordinators nationwide and their amazingly supportive communities throughout Aotearoa” This is a valuable opportunity to celebrate the hard work mothers do and a positive sign that we are strengthening breastfeeding support in New Zealand” Say’s Isis McKay – Women’s Health Action Breastfeeding Advocate.


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