Breast­feed­ing aware­ness

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KARO­LINE TUCKEY

Tessa Balan and Pa­nia Mitchell are invit­ing other Porirua mums to put their best breast for­ward to raise sup­port for breast­feed­ing.

The sev­enth an­nual Big Latch On will take place on Fri­day, Au­gust 5, and the women en­cour­age breast­feed­ing mums to come along and take part in an at­tempt on last year’s record for the most mums feed­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

The record was bro­ken last year, with more than 1400 mums feed­ing at more than 134 venues through­out the coun­try.

Porirua mums can choose be­tween the Fanau Cen­tre in Can­nons Creek, and Kaizen Cafe in Pataka.

‘‘We’re try­ing to nor­malise breast feed­ing as the thing you do, putting it back out there and . . . let­ting peo­ple talk about it more,’’ Ms Mitchell said. ‘‘It’s so­cial and it’s a lit­tle bit of a cel­e­bra­tion.’’

To reg­is­ter, call 973 6194.

Cof­fee with milk: Tessa Balan, left, and Pa­nia Mitchell at Kaizen cafe in Porirua, one of the venues for the 2011 Big Latch On. Busy feed­ing are Josephine, nine months, and Manu, three months.

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