Thursday, May 04, 2006

Record Breaking Breast Feeding

More than 3,000 mothers in the Philippines have made a bid to break the Guinness World Record for simultaneous breast-feeding.

"What we're planning to do is incite awareness to put back the pride in breast-feeding and the respect we deserve because we commit ourselves to our children," said Dr Elvira Esguerra, director of the advocacy group, Children for Breast-feeding.

Organisers of Thursday's event said rates of breast-feeding had dropped dramatically in the Philippines. Only 16% of Filipina mothers breast-feed their children for the first six months of their lives, according to local health authorities.

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