On Saturday, August 2, the Audrain County Health Department hosted “The Big Latch On.” It was a successful event for breastfeeding mothers and community breastfeeding awareness.
At this year’s annual worldwide event at Hardin Park in Mexico, Missouri, 28 families showed up to support “The Big Latch On” effort. This is an increase of twice as many successful latch-ons in comparison to last year’s numbers.
There were wonderful door prizes and healthy snacks donated from local businesses for this family event. Additionally enjoyed was a kids coloring and face-painting table. Moms also engaged in an inspirational activity table that allowed them to express their joyful breastfeeding experiences and wishes to a new mom. We are hoping to grow this event next year into a bigger family friendly event. We hope to see you at next year’s “The Big Latch On.” The group photo was taken by David Pickering. Please call 573-721-6543 or 573-933-1093 with any questions.