We are excited to announce that we are a host site for the 10th Annual Global Big Latch On. Please join us on Saturday, August 3 from 10-12 for a special event for breastfeeding moms. You’ll learn a bit about your child’s oral health, participate in a record-breaking group nursing session, and meet other moms.
Read on to learn more about the event.
This is the tenth year of The Big Latch On, which is an international event for lactating moms, babies, and those who support them. During the event, at around 10:30 all the participants have their babies “latch on.” One of the hosts will count the number of nursing pairs and report the number to the BLO Organization. Then they will tally up the total number of pairs that participated. It’s a fun and easy way to connect with other families and advocate for breastfeeding in the community. Read more about the history of the Global Big Latch On.
Why Does a Dentist Care About Breastfeeding?
Oral health begins with nutrition. Dr. Asha is passionate about providing excellent dental healthcare to all children and she believes in breastfeeding support as a major step toward that goal. She’s specially trained in lip and tongue tie management and can provide professional advice about how to best care for your nursing child’s teeth. Many dentists don’t understand breastfeeding, but Dr. Asha has years of personal experience as a nursing mother herself!
How Do I Sign Up for The Big Latch On?
If you’re a lactating mom in Austin, plan to come to our office on Saturday, August 3 at 10:00. You don’t have to register to attend, but if you sign up on Facebook, that can give us a general idea of how many to expect.
This is an inclusive event and if you use a supplemental nursing system or nipple shield, express milk (hand or pump), or feed your child breast milk via an alternative method it’s all included in the count! No one checks for milk transfer, children do not have to stay latched for a certain period of time and all ages are very welcome.