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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Big Latch-On 2013 August 3 at 10:30

3rd Annual BIG LATCH ON Charleston, SC 2013Hosted by La Leche League of Charleston, SC
August 3, 2013 arrive around 10 am., sign in and get comfy!
Latch on at 10:30 am.

Come and join us for this FREE event in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week!
This is a fun event for the entire family.
At the Big Latch On  groups of breastfeeding women come together to set a world record for the most moms breastfeeding at the same time around the globe!  
The Charleston event is in our 3rd year and each year our numbers grow.  
Come help us set a new record!  
Our first event at around 30 mom/baby dyads and our 2nd event had over 60 mom/baby dyads and lots of dads and other children as well! This year we are so excited to find out who and how many attend! 

Thank you to the Charleston County Main Library for the wonderful space for families, moms and babies.  
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Walk or park under the building (plenty of space)

We will be in the auditorium. Use the stairs or elevator to come upstairs from garage or front entrance. The auditorium is located down the hallway behind the front desk on the left. All are welcome. Please stay and socialize after the event.

There is plenty of parking below the library, free for first hour and a dollar an hour there after. You will pay at front desk, and receive a parking garage code to exit.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with counting and/or to be witness, so even if you are finished breastfeeding and want to help please let us know!

Thank you to this year's sponsors!!
Please check out their website information and "like" their Facebook pages as well! 
We will be having some fun RAFFLE drawings as well! 
Lin Cook, IBCLC

In home breastfeeding consultation
Labor and postpartum doula
Infant massage classes
Bradley childbirth classes
*Drop in lactation clinic opening soon!

Phone: (843) 744-4777 ~ Mobile: (843) 696-1068

Linda Merli, RNC, IBCLC

In home breastfeeding consultations
Breastfeeding education
Infant massage classes offered
Call to make an appointment: 843-532-6310

Kelly Hartzell from Eat/Sleep/Play
Offering a beautiful gift basket with a memorable keepsake of Breastmilk Mom/Baby Locket and & Balance Blend Postpartum tea by local Lost River Naturals.

eat / sleep / play
208-b North Cedar Street
Summerville, SC 29483

Julee Kretchel CLC and ALC
Katherine Hunt
Offering a lovely hand expression cup, a manual pump and a hands free bra as a raffle gift. 

Supply breast pumps and breastfeeding essentials such as bras and hands free pumping aids as well as pediatric inhalation products.
Work with insurance providers to reimburse for pumps and lactation consults.


The Mother's Boutique at St. Francis Hospital is offering a Sprout Pouch Sling (Made in the USA) and a Milk Saver for a raffle gift as well!

Thank you to Erika Carroll of Love So Sweet Photography.

Erika will be photographing our event for free and posting all the photos on our FB page as well as sending them to us for our blog!

Love So Sweet will also be scheduling NURSING PHOTOS at a discounted price for attendees so bring your calendars with you.

$75 with $25 going directly to La Leche League of Charleston, SC
The package would include 5-10 fully retouched images with an 8x10 print of the image of your choice!

Thank you to Puree - Organice Cafe' for offering gluten free, vegan snacks as well!  
Puree is located at 1034 Chuck Dawley Blvd. Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Dine in, take out, catering and delivery
Higher Taste of whole-foods cuisine to the Low Country


South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition 
Representatives will be on hand to pass out
South Carolina Law - Wallet Cards
Make sure to take a few to pass out at local places! 

South Carolina Law
S.C. Code Ann. § 63-5-40 (2005) provides that a woman may breastfeed her child in any location where the mother is authorized to be and that the act of breastfeeding is not considered indecent exposure. (2008 HB 4747)
S.C. Code Ann. §63-5-40 reads:
(A) A woman may breastfeed her child in any location where the mother and her child are authorized to be.
(B) Breastfeeding a child in a location where the mother is authorized to be is not considered indecent exposure.

Local Contact Person for questions or media:

Naomi Hambleton


We can't wait to see you there!
Remember that La Leche League of Charleston is here year round supporting and celebrating breastfeeding!  

:) The Leaders of La Leche League of Charleston, SC
Beth, Brittan, Carissa, Hillary, Kimberly, Mandy, Marlea, Marlo, Monica, Naomi & Scotty 

* Please don't forget to "like" La Leche League in South Carolina 
and come visit our LLL Charleston group at

La Leche League is a nonprofit, non-governmental, and non-sectarian organization.  Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. 


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