Today, I had the pleasure of attending my first Global Latch On event to promote and support breastfeeding worldwide. As a writer & contributor for the blog Breastfeeding World, I knew that I had to show up and support my ladies and all of my fellow breastfeeding mommas out there.
We met on the red steps in NYC’s Times Square where we all gathered to nurse our babies for exactly 1 minute together. What an empowering moment, to be able to join together, worry-free, not focusing on anyone looking or wondering what anyone was thinking- just feeding our babies. It was a unique and memorable experience and something that I knew that I wanted to be a part of. As a mother, I feel so proud to be able to breastfeed and feel blessed that I am going nine months strong with my son! Breastfeeding has not only been a health benefit for Landon but a way for me to draw close to him. I truly enjoy the moments I am able to cuddle him close and nurse him. I get sad thinking of the day that he will no longer need me, so I am making sure to soak in these special times now.
After the latch, we all headed over to Bryant park for some fun entertainment, awesome swag backs and giveaways. Initially the weather had called for rain, but it ended up being the perfect day! Today was the first time that we took Landon into the city and it couldn’t have been for a better reason!
I want to send out a special thanks to the ladies at Breastfeeding World who organized this event and allowed this all to happen. A big shout out to Alexia, Samantha & Lisa for all of your hard work! Already looking forward to next year’s event.