EUGENE, Ore. -- Over 50 moms in Eugene joined thousands of mothers around the world in the Big Latch On, a synchronized feeding Saturday morning that aimed at raising awareness to the benefits of breastfeeding.
The event held at Oakmont City Park supported the World Alliance For Breastfeeding Action and is a part of the world breastfeeding week, which celebrates the benefits of a mother's milk. Karalee Lester put together the event, bringing like-minded local mothers together with women worldwide.
"It's just a way to raise awareness that it is better for moms, it is better for babies and there is nothing wrong with it ... that is what breasts are for." Lester said.
Organizers hope to break last year's record of more than 5,600 women feeding their babies at one time globally. Breastfeeding week is celebrated in 120 countries worldwide.