Latch On {grand rapids} August 6th

This Saturday, 10:30 am, in Rosa Parks Circle downtown will be a gathering of women and babies for an event called The Big Latch On. Friends of mine put this together in order to show support for breastfeeding moms – I’m so proud of what these ladies do! Unfortunately I can’t make it as it’s my son’s 5th birthday, but I hope you join them downtown.


Nursing mothers of West Michigan – UNITE! Together we will be a unique and beautiful part of Grand Rapids history.

On Saturday 6th August 2011 at 10:30am (local time*) in locations across the USA, nursing mothers will gather to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and try to break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously!

At each registered location, witnesses will count all the mamas and babes that are latched on for one minute AT 10:30am.

*please arrive at least 30mins early (so, at 10:00 AM) so you can be registered before the count (at 10:30).

Grand Rapids Location Details:

Join us for this public celebration of breastfeeding! All mothers are welcome – covered and uncovered. It is important for us to unite and express to the world that breastfeeding is not only acceptable in public, but essential so that future generations will be more likely to breastfeed. This statement says a lot, not only to people who may or may not see it, but to new and future mothers. We must let them know that breastfeeding is not only OK – it is beautiful and healthy.

The first 50 moms will receive some sweet swag bags provided by local businesses who fully support breastfeeding mothers. If you are a local business who would like to express your support, please e mail us at♥

For more information about this event, please visit the Big Latch On website or on Facebook:

Please help out by volunteering or helping us spread the word. Thank you so much. ♥

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Donielle is a natural momma of two, lover of real foods, and owner and editor of Grand Rapids Natural Living and Naturally Knocked Up. You can usually find her in the kitchen whipping up some nourishing foods, cuddled on the couch reading books to the littles, avoiding the laundry and Mt. Saint Dishes, or tapping away on the laptop. Her husband puts up with her sometimes crazy "hippie" ways, but loves her regardless. Welcome to my home away from home.


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