Did you know that next week is World Breastfeed Week? The folks at La Leche League, an international organization that supports and encourages women to breastfeed, is acutely aware of this fact. In honor of the lesser-known holiday, the group will be hosting the Big 'Latch On,' a breastfeeding celebration that hopes to set a world record for the most babies breastfeeding simultaneously ever.
Interested in participating? Throw that breast pump aside, grab your baby, and head on out to one of the designated locations.
[jump] The standing record for simultaneous breastfeeding is 9,826 moms at 325 sites in 16 countries around the world, a record that was set in October of 2010.
The worldwide breastfeeding party will be happening locally at three different Minnesota locations: Everyday Miracles (1121 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis), Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center (968 Grand Ave., St. Paul), and, if you're up for a road trip, the Three Links Shelter at Silver Lake in Rochester.
Moms and babies are invited to register at all three locations starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6. The feeding frenzy starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit the event's website (just scroll down to the Minnesota locations).