The Big Latch On 2012 was held in New Zealand on the 3rd of August, 2012. We had a total of 1,571 latches across 135 venues in Aotearoa.

Global Big Latch On

Participating countries22
Individual locations626
Breastfeeding children8,862

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Understanding the past – Planning the future

In 2012 the World Breastfeeding Week theme was Understanding the past – Planning the future“. This theme reflected on the past 20 years of World Breastfeeding Weeks. “So much has happened in these 20 years, it is time to celebrate but also to look back, understand what has happened and why. Then plan what more can be done to support all women to be able to optimally feed and care for of their infants and young children”. Read more here.