Mothers and breastfeeding allies within Cobb and Douglas counties are invited to attend the “Big Latch On” event on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to celebrate and encourage expecting mothers and new mothers to breastfeed their babies.

The event is sponsored by Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s (CDPH) Women, Infant, & Children Supplemental Nutrition (WIC) program and Breastfeed Atlanta. The event will be held at Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s Marietta campus, located at 1738 County Services Parkway. For details, call: 770-438-5107.

This event will have vendors and prizes for all participants! The CDPH WIC office encourages mothers from both counties to attend this community event to support and promote breastfeeding.

“The benefits of breastfeeding are proven to help babies develop healthfully, in the most natural of ways,” said Laurie Ross, Director of Family Health Management at CDPH. “We hope to bring greater acceptance for breastfeeding in public, and we encourage supporters and new moms to come together on this day to share their experiences with breastfeeding, and of course – to nourish their children together.”

About the “Global Big Latch On”
The “Global Big Latch On” provides the opportunity for breastfeeding women to get together in their local communities, host their own events, and identify opportunities for on-going support.

The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby’s life to optimize these benefits, continuing to breastfeed for two years and as long thereafter as is mutually desired by a woman and her child.

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community. since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit