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The Big Latch On

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When:

  • Fri 7 Aug ’09, 10:00am

Where:

Levin Cinema 3, 14-16 Salisbury Street, Horowhenua

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Levin mothers are taking part in an attempt to break the record for most mothers breastfeeding at one time on August the 7th. The annual breastfeeding event known as 'The big latch on' has made its way to the Horowhenua with support from local council and is a worldwide initiative to increase awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and offering support to mothers when they need it the most.

This year the mums are in for a treat with the event taking place at the Levin Cinema, enjoying a FREE movie after taking part in the event.

Last year New Zealand recorded 1122 women breastfeeding simultaneously, this year is set to be even bigger and it is anticipated that even more mothers will be counted breaking the record, which has been broken annually since 2005 as part of the World Breastfeeding Week celebrations organised by the Woman's Health Action.

Organisers Catriona Fisher and Margaret Goodall want the community to support our new Mums. "Breastfeeding is the best start a baby can get but does not always come easily for baby and Mum."

Mums and babies are invited to arrive at the Levin cinema on August 7th at 10am to take part in this monumental occasion. Participants will register on arrival before a countdown to the event takes place, recording the number of breastfeeding mothers to be added to the national tally.

For more information on the Levin event contact:

Catriona Fisher
cat.atkinson@gmail.com

For more information on the national event see www.womens-health.org.nz

Or contact Women's Health Action (09) 5205295

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