Looking Ahead To 2022 Live, Love, Latch!® and National Breastfeeding Month
Hedi Herrmann-Blanton, 2022 Live, Love, Latch!® Co-Coordinator
August is National Breastfeeding Month in the United States, and La Leche League USA will celebrate the month with its annual signature event, Live, Love, Latch!® La Leche League USA Leaders, Areas, and Groups will host Live, Love, Latch!® events throughout August. Around the country and beyond, LLL Leaders, families, and other lactation supporters in our communities will come together to celebrate how our knowledge flows so human milk can reach each family. By sharing practical experiences, LLL USA creates a community of support. August is our time to shine when we Live, Love, Latch!® You can find all the 2022 celebrations by checking the Live, Love, Latch!® web page map: lllusa.org/live-love-latch/. You can also follow along on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatch. Events this year will be both virtual and in person in some areas. In-person celebrations will follow local health and safety event guidelines.
LLL USA will host a second annual 5K Run, Walk, Ride as part of the 2022 Live, Love, Latch!® celebration. It’s easy for anyone to join in individually or create teams and win certificates, t-shirts, and medals. This year, you can participate in person with local events or join others virtually from all parts of the country and beyond. Registration is free here: https://lllusa.org/live-love-latch-5k-2022/
On Friday, August 5th, at 10 a.m. Pacific time (11 a.m. Mountain, noon Central, and 1 p.m. Eastern), a Virtual Art Tour, “The Art and History of Lactation: Infant and Young Child Feeding”, will be hosted by the LLL of Southern California/Nevada Area Network. Join in a lively discussion surrounding gender, the rearing of children, and the evolution of social mores, complemented by rich, in-depth imagery from the art world. This virtual event will be curated by Jennifer Li and Robin Trento, Professional Art Muse Los Angeles Educators, and will focus on inclusivity and diversity. Registration information can be found at https://lllusa.org/art-muse-la-2022/. This event will be recorded. Those not preregistered will be able to view it at a later date.
A Virtual Breastmilk Drive is being co-sponsored by LLL of Northern California/Hawaii/Northern Nevada and La Leche League USA for Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose, CA. Human milk donation fulfills an important role in keeping babies healthy and thriving. You can save a life by donating your milk to the Mothers’ Milk Bank! Instructions are in https://lllusa.org/2022-virtual-breastmilk-drive/
Attend an event in August, follow us on social media, and—most importantly—support breastfeeding, whether it’s with your friends, family, or local community. Happy National Breastfeeding Month!
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