Hundreds of women participate in a mass breastfeeding event in Manila to mark the start of World Breastfeeding Week

The event is part of a campaign to promote proper child nutrition and breaking the taboo of public breastfeeding

Ryan Ramgobin
Monday 03 August 2015 10:58
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Hundreds of women participate in a mass breastfeeding event in Manila
Hundreds of women participate in a mass breastfeeding event in Manila

Over three-hundred women took part in a mass breastfeeding event in Manila to mark the start of World Breastfeeding Week.

The event called The Big Latch On saw women in unison nurse their babies for over a minute.

Watch video from the mass breastfeeding event below.

The Big Latch On was founded by the New Zealand-based charity Women's Health Action in 2005, and has spread globally in the years since.

Cheryl Chan, a participant at the event said, “I joined this campaign to empower women because I want to become a role model for other women…”

World Breastfeeding Week is aimed at promoting breastfeeding, offering nutritional information to women and challenging barriers in society that prevent women from feeling comfortable breastfeeding their children in public.

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual event that takes place at the start of August.

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