Yesterday at HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital, at precisely 10:30 am, 57 mothers nursed their children at The Big Latch On. A Guinness Book Of World Records event, the Big Latch On attempts to set the record for the most moms nursing their babies at the same time.
“We set a local record today,” said Megan Voytus, Event Coordinator. “We doubled last year’s count.” Globally? It will take weeks for the international tally.
Beyond the contest, the event served as an opportunity for the nursing mothers, family and friends to come together to support and encourage breastfeeding.