Latin Americans 'Latch On' for World Breastfeeding Week

The “Big Latch On” global action calls for mothers to gather together in a monumental show of the natural beauty of breastfeeding to kick off the World Breastfeeding Week, marked annually from August 1 to 7. Under the theme of women and work, this year's global breastfeeding awareness week aims to empower mothers and call for strong and creative policies that encourage working women to breastfeed and enshrine their rights to nurse freely and comfortably.
COLOMBIA: Women breastfeed their children during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: Women breastfeed their children during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

VENEZUELA: Women participate in an event promoting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week at the J.M. de Los Rios Childrens Hospital, Caracas, Aug. 4, 2015. Photo:Xinhua

VENEZUELA: Women participate in an event promoting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week at the J.M. de Los Rios Childrens Hospital, Caracas, Aug. 4, 2015. Photo:Xinhua

VENEZUELA: Women participate in an event promoting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week at the J.M. de Los Rios Childrens Hospital, Caracas, Aug. 4, 2015. Photo:Xinhua

VENEZUELA: Women participate in an event promoting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week at the J.M. de Los Rios Childrens Hospital, Caracas, Aug. 4, 2015. Photo:Xinhua

VENEZUELA: Women participate in an event promoting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week at the J.M. de Los Rios Childrens Hospital, Caracas, Aug. 4, 2015. Photo:Xinhua

VENEZUELA: Women participate in an event promoting breastfeeding to mark World Breastfeeding Week at the J.M. de Los Rios Childrens Hospital, Caracas, Aug. 4, 2015. Photo:Xinhua

COLOMBIA: Women breastfeed their children during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: Women breastfeed their children during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: An indigenous woman from the Emberá Katío community breastfeeds her son during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: An indigenous woman from the Emberá Katío community breastfeeds her son during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: Women breastfeed their children during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: Women breastfeed their children during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: An indigenous woman from the Emberá Katío community breastfeeds her son during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: An indigenous woman from the Emberá Katío community breastfeeds her son during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: A woman breastfeeds her twins during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

COLOMBIA: A woman breastfeeds her twins during Medellin’s event for the global "Big Latch On" event, July 31, 2015. Photo:EFE

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