La Leche League of Shreveport/Bossier partnered with North Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition, and with the Black Mothers Breastfeeding Club of Shreveport to host the 2nd annual Live, Love, Latch event for the Shreveport/Bossier area. The event was held at Brownlee Park in Bossier. We had over 100 in attendance. All in attendance were counted as participants, who declared their support of breastfeeding in our local community and beyond. This event celebrated breastfeeding and highlighted community support. As part of Black Breastfeeding Week we also held a Lift Every Baby moment. We joined together with other groups across the country to “Lift Up” our babies, regardless of their size or age, to recognize the importance of community support for children.
Free food tickets for Some Like It Hot Food Truck were provided by NorthLBC. A small auction was held to raise funds for La Leche League of Shreveport/Bossier. Shreveport Bossier Babywearers also did a demonstration on various carriers and how to nurse in them. Swag bags were also given out with various goodies and coupons.