Monday, June 11, 2012 , Updated 10:00 a.m., August 3, 2012
Let’s breastfeed as a group on August 4 in Dallas
It'll be a great chance to make a few new bosom buddies.
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Removing any question of what exactly is going on here, an event called The Big Latch On celebrates mamas, babies, and boobies. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is hosting World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7, and Dallas is titillated to join the breast party in town on August 4.
Thousands of breastfeeding women and their kids will get to it at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4. The Big Latch On in Dallas is at Community Baby Café, 8202 Spring Valley Road in Dallas. Last year, more than 5,500 women participated across the globe.
Organizers hope as many as 600 moms (and dads -- they're invited too) come to the Dallas event. Community Baby Café is a city-owned facility that employs lactation consultants for moms and expectant moms. It's a public place for moms to breastfeed, a concept that's popular in Europe, said Mary Jo Williams, breastfeeding coordinator.
"It's like going to Panera Bread or Starbucks" -- but for breastfeeding or pumping, said Williams. "You can drop in anytime. We have a lounge for dad, a play area for toddlers. It looks like a cafe. We have coffee and refreshments, and we have group meetings -- one for pregnant moms, one for breastfeeding mothers, and mothers with babies in the NICU." And, of course, they have wifi.
Breastfeeding is commonly believed to aid in growth and development of babies. According to a press release from the city of Dallas, the World Health Organization recommends that moms breastfeed exclusively for six months, and continue for the next two years if desired.
The Latch On will be a great chance to make a few new bosom buddies.
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