• Start: August 1, 2018 12:00 am
  • End: August 7, 2018 12:00 am

World Breastfeeding Week:

An annual celebration encouraging breastfeeding support and promotion to improve the health of babies around the world.

Breastfeeding Advocates of Sarasota County (BASC) members are showing their support by hosting activities throughout our county.

Click on an event to learn more information! (Links coming soon!)

  • Big Latch On

Two locations in Sarasota County: Latch-On, Sarasota! – North & Latch-On, Sarasota! – South

Combining the Global Big Latch On and La Leche League’s “Live, Love, Latch” events, we will be joining other groups and organizations across the globe in an attempt to break the record for most babies simultaneously breastfeeding!

At precisely 10:30 am on Saturday, August 4th, all breastfeeding moms (including pumpers and supplementers!) are invited to join in on this fun and exciting event. (Make sure to get there by 9:30 to pre-register!)

We will be back at the Sarasota Farmers Market this year, stayed tuned for our exact location and more details!

*** No longer nursing but want to participate? Looking for something fun for your partner to do? ***

We are seeking volunteers to assist with counting and registering participants. Contact Jamee Thumm if you are interested, or arrive by 9:45 and find her at the registration booth!

  • Door Decorating Contest

Decorate a public space (door, window, bulletin board, car, etc.) with a message to promote or support breastfeeding. The “Golden Nipple” will be awarded to category winners. Who will win Best Overall? Share the voting form on social media and with your clients or patrons to win!

Register here by Friday, July 27th. Entry photos must be received by July 31st to be eligible.

  • Breastfeeding Support Group Activities

Various breastfeeding groups throughout the county will have special World Breastfeeding Week activities and guests planned. Visit the calendar here for a support group near you!

  • Proclamations

Our community very supportive of breastfeeding mothers and children. Every year our public leaders and municipalities show this support by official proclamation. Join BASC members to show your support. Click here for locations and dates. (Coming soon!)

  • Media Support

Various media publish guest blogs, articles, news segments, and more! We’ll add to the list below as they appear, or share your link with us! Look for the following hashtags #WBW2018, #breastfeeding, and #LatchOnSarasota.

  • Painting with a Purpose

Join BASC members at Painting with a Twist on July 11th to help raise funds for World Breastfeeding Week activities and breastfeeding support! Tickets are limited.

For more information about any of the activities listed, contact Jamee at jamee.thumm@healthystartsarasota.org.