CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) – Breast-feeding moms across Illinois and the nation plan to join an international attempt to break a world Breast-feeding record.
The “Big Latch-On” is part of the World Health Organization’s World Breastfeeding Week and is being sponsored, in part, by La Leche League USA.
Mothers around the world plan to gather at 10 a.m. Saturday for simultaneous breast-feeding.
National “Big Latch-On” coordinator Annie Brown tells WLS Radio that the goal is to change the stigma and culture of breastfeeding in the United States.
“I would like every baby to have access to its mother’s milk, to change the environment in the U.S. as being a bottle feeding culture,” Brown explained, “To change the culture so that breast feeding is normal.”
Organizers say the number to beat was set in October 2010, when 9,826 nursing mothers were recorded at 325 sites in 16 countries.