Family Friendly Event Salutes Breastfeeding

Families participate in Saturday's 2012 Big Latch-On and Boobapalooza at Congress Elementary School in Grand Rapids. (Brian Farber photo)

More than 50 families took part in Saturday's second annual Big Latch-On to highlight breasfeeding in Grand Rapids.

The Big Latch-On featured a group of women breastfeeding babies at the same time and was followed by a Boobapalooza celebration to raise awareness for breastfeeding until 3 p.m. at Congress Elementary School at 940 Baldwin St. SE in Grand Rapids.

Boobapalooza was organized by families who support and value breastfeeding and the mothers who do it. The celebration featured artists, entertainment, vendors and interactive activities for community enjoyment.