My First Global Big Latch On

Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality.” -Iris Marion Young tweet

My first Global Big Latch on

 

Balloons with images of breastfeeding mothers were floating cheerfully in front of the building. They welcomed me in and I felt a peace while at the same time a buzz of anticipation. This was my first time going to an event like this. My First Global Big Latch On! I was running late, of course. Nothing new there! I was directed to the area where the latch was going to take place. Quickly, I grabbed a seat and nervously surveyed the surrounding mothers.

 

My first Global Big Latch on

 

 

Some had the tiniest of babies, others were wrangling excited toddlers. A few even had one of each in tow! There were some mothers  who were dressed conservatively, and others had bright purple hair. It was obvious we were all from different worlds, yet here we were together sharing our desire to nourish our children and to normalize breastfeeding for their future.

 

Breastfeeding donation

 

 

The Big Latch!

At 10:30 we latched on our little ones. Then at 10:31 we were done. It was over so fast! Could one minute really make that much of a difference? It’s not about how long, it’s about the act. The gathering together of mothers to build each other up and show solidarity. Here we are at a Global Big Latch On, making the world a more green and healthy place. We are teaching our children that a woman’s breasts can be a scandal. We are teaching our children that a woman can be more than a car sales pitch. Women are strong, we are feminine, we are mothers. We are in this together.

my first global big latch on

 

 

Visit the Global Big Latch On at www.biglatchon.org  to see how many people participated worldwide.

Another way we grow together and build each other up is in the Facebook group Blog Mom Tribe. If you are a blogger you’re welcome to join us! Check out some of the amazing posts our tribe members have written about breastfeeding.

Diary of a New Mommy

Fab Working Mom Life

Lactivist in Louboutins

Sophie Says Hello

Solace in a Small Town

From Nurse to Mom

Healthy Happy Thrifty Family

Short Sweet Mom

Momma Junebug

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