The Big Latch On 2018 was held in New Zealand on 3rd and 4th of August, 2018. We had a total of 2,091 latches across 107 venues in Aotearoa. Our biggest year yet!

Global Big Latch On

Participating countries28
Individual locations778
Breastfeeding children21,500
Breastfeeding women22,592
Total attendanceAlmost 60,000!

Data from

Foundation of Life

In 2018 the World Breastfeeding Week theme was “Foundation of Life“. This years theme centred on nutrition, food security and poverty reduction by promoting breastfeeding as a low-cost way to support infant health.

World Breastfeeding Week 2018

This years World Breastfeeding Week logo featured “two adults and an infant, which reinforces the importance of working together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Branches, leaves and sprouts represent growth and development. The line extending from the triad and sprouting into leaves are the links between breastfeeding and nutrition, food security and poverty reduction” (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, 2018).

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