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Breastfeeding mums target NZ record

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/08/2016

Kiwi mums taking part in World Breastfeeding Week are targeting a New Zealand record.

Over Friday and Saturday, they will be gathering at 100 locations throughout the country for the annual Big Latch On, co-ordinated by Women's Health Action.

The event originated in New Zealand in 2005, when 654 women got together at 31 venues to breastfeed simultaneously, and it has spread to more than 30 other countries.

National co-ordinator Isis McKay is hoping the New Zealand record of 1826 mothers breastfeeding together can be broken over the next two days.

She says the event is about more than "a bunch of mums sitting around breastfeeding".

"It's about support, connection to community and services, and helping women to feel more confident about breastfeeding in public."

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