6 Pics of Moms Proudly Nursing in Public to Celebrate the 'Big Latch On' for World Breastfeeding Week (PHOTOS)

Judy Dutton | Aug 3, 2015 Parenting News

big latch onImagine 14,450 babies latching on to breastfeed all at once. That's what happened for the Big Latch On, an annual demonstration held during World Breastfeeding Week that aims to shed the stigma surrounding breastfeeding in public. 

For this event, nearly 35,000 people in more than 30 countries gathered in designated public areas to nurse their babies or just show their support. And while all the photos are different, the common thread is that they all believe in a mom's right to breastfeed wherever she wants!

It's a sad fact that some moms today still get harassed for doing something as natural as feeding their kid. But this event shows moms are refusing to hide. Check out some of the inspiring images of this event from around the world.


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  • In a Bulgarian Garden


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    In the Marine Garden in the city of Varna, Bulgaria, moms gathered to nurse their babies in a bucolic setting.

  • In Colombia


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    In Medellin, Colombia, more than 300 mothers gathered to nurse their kids. Check out that impressive mom front and center breastfeeding twins!

  • In a Subway


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    Moms even hopped on subways to stage nurse-ins, proving that public transport is a perfectly fine place to breastfeed kids.

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  • On City Steps


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    In Chongqing, China, numerous moms took to the streets to nurse on some city steps.

  • In the Philippines


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    Here, women breastfeed their children in suburban Manila. Gotta love that poster touting, "proud maker of the world's healthiest fast food!"

  • In Framed Photos


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    World Breastfeeding Week's slogan this year was "Breastfeeding and Work: Let's Make It Work!" -- a message echoed by this sweet framed photo of a mom nursing her toddler in Hong Kong.

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