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The Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Task Force members are still in awe at the turn out Saturday, August 1st at the Big Latch On and World Breastfeeding Week Celebration!

Over 200 families attended the event held from 9 am to noon at the USF College of Public Health.  More than 20 organizations showcased their resources for families.  While many babies and toddlers breastfed freely throughout the event, a total of 113 babies stayed latched on for the world record attempt from 10:30 – 10:31 AM.  This surpassed the Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Task Force’s previous Big Latch On record of 74 latched pairs! 

View Photos of the Event at our Facebook Page.

Families enjoyed visiting with vendors, a toddler zone hosted by Fit4Mom, a story time from Usborne Books, a face painter, and celebratory cake!  The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition honored Tampa General Hospital with the Five Star Maternity Award for recently earning their Baby Friendly Status.  A baby carrier raffle earned over $350 towards the purchase of a freezer to be used as a depot for the Milk Bank of Florida local donors.

We want to again thank our sponsors, partners, vendors, volunteers and participants for contributing to this incredible event!
Sponsors/Vendors:
 
Usborne Books
Fit4mom & Happy Baby Food
After Hours Pediatrics
Cherry Chiropractic
Sweet Child O Mine
Birthmarks
USF Health (midwives)
Tampa General Hospital
Women's Health Care
Green Mommy Diapers
Optilife Chiropractic
Reruns for Little Ones
No Mo Nausea
Seersucker Sweeties
WIC
Tampa Bay Baby Wearing
REACHUP, Inc.
La Leche League
The Seventh Mom Project Inc.
Baby Café/Champions for Children
Tampa Bay Breastfeeding
 
Don't Forget: National Breastfeeding Month continues!
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