Putnam to Latch On

Annual event promotes breastfeeding

On Friday, Aug. 5, breastfeeding mothers in Putnam County will join thousands of others for the annual Global Big Latch On. During last year’s event, more than 14,889 women and their children breastfed simultaneously around the world.

Putnam County’s event, hosted by the county Department of Health and New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, takes place at the Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Ave., from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Door prizes, activities and refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. so everyone can be settled in. To register, call the health department at 845-808-1390, ext. 43232. For more information on the event, visit biglatchon.org.

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