Binational Breastfeeding Coalition

Our purpose is to improve the health of the people living on the El Paso/Juárez border and the surrounding communities by working vigorously and collaboratively to protect and promote breastfeeding as the natural and expected means of feeding human infants.

Big Latch On 2017 Recap

Photography courtesy of Mario Kaferni Fotografía

On Saturday, August 5, 2017,  from 9:00AM-12:00PM at Basset Place (El Paso Texas), the Binational Breastfeeding Coalition (BBC) hosted the 6th Annual Big Latch On to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. We are proud to say that our event was a huge success!

We would like to thank everyone who supported the event, from the businesses/organizations who allowed us to place posters at their establishments, to the volunteers who graciously gave their time. We would also like to thank all the El Paso and Cd. Juarez broadcast and print media who helped promote the Big Latch On.

Thank you to our community for positively supporting breastfeeding in a public place while embracing it as a normal part of day-to-day life.

Total Attendance = 399

  • Total number of latches = 91 Babies (2 sets of twins)
  • Total number of breastfeeding women = 89
  • Total other children attending = 56
  • Table staff = 40
  • Volunteers = 13
  • BBC members = 20
  • Supporters w/moms = 90

Table and raffle sponsors:

  • Dept. of Public Health of the City of EP – WIC
  • The Desert Doula
  • El Paso First Health Plan
  • El Paso Dentistry For Kids
  • Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe – WIC
  • UTEP
  • City of El Paso Dept. of Public Health
  • Las Palmas Medical Center
  • PediaMed Night Clinic
  • AM Integrative Dental Care
  • El Paso Pediatric Associates
  • Desert Sun Chiropractic
  • Bliss Birth Midwifery
  • University Medical Center at El Paso
  • The Retreat
  • Association of Border Collaboratives(ABC)
  • Star Kids Pediatric Dentistry
  • V. Ramos Photography
  • Texas Child Care licensing
  • Nia Koreen Photography

If you are experiencing any breastfeeding problems please contact your health care professional or a lactation consultant.

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