August 9, 2011

The Big Latch On - Louisville

On Saturday I breastfed Beckett in a room with 100 other women, who were also breast feeding. It was part of The Big Latch On - an event held during breast feeding week that gets women all over the world to breast feed at the same time. This year Louisville had 101 participants and 4,123 women participated across the globe. It was organized by the wonderful women behind Mama's Hip and The Diaper Fairy and possibly some other lovely pro-breastfeeding companies in town.

Becks was more excited than he looks, especially when he found out he got to snack! I didn't really know what to expect, but the turn out was amazing. It made me so happy to know there are this many women in town who took the time to show how important they feel breast feeding is. Sometimes I feel like I'm in such a bubble, I know what my friends and I hold dear, but are we even close to being on the same page as anyone else. Turns out, that yes, we are. It was an empowering feeling.

I loved seeing so many women, all different colors and creeds, gathered together. And the babies! It was cute overload. Beckett kept pointing and saying 'da!' every time he saw a new one. I'm sure he thought we'd returned him to his people. It was adorable.

1 comment:

Katy said...

I wish we could have joined you, it sounds like it was awesome!