The Big Latch On 2009 was held in New Zealand on the 7th of August, 2009. We had a total of 1,306 latches across 91 venues in Aotearoa.

Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response

In 2009 the World Breastfeeding Week theme was “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!“. 

This theme worked to;

  • “To draw attention to the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergencies worldwide.
  • To stress the need for active protection and support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies.
  • To inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors, and the media on how they can actively support breastfeeding before and during an emergency.
  • To mobilise action and nurture networking and collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills and those involved in emergency response”.

Read more here.