Dongguan’s yummy Mummies nursing in public     08/09/2017 10:38

Mothers are breastfeeding their babies.

It is the 26th Annual World Breastfeeding Week, and on 5th August, 28 families in Dongguan gathered and held a breastfeeding awareness activity in the Central Administration Square.

Mothers sat breastfeeding naturally in the Central Square among the pleasant surroundings. The purpose of the activity was to build a sharing and communication platform for mothers, and also calling for more public support. Mother’s have the right to openly breastfeed, thus it is expected that society should afford a better environment for mothers accordingly. When a mother needs to feed her child who cries in hunger, others could politely cast their gaze aside. In addition, more public nursing room can be built.

Three breastfeeding mothers initiated this activity, the idea coming while busy in their usual work. They began to use their private time to regularly organize public breastfeeding gatherings, being committed to promoting breastfeeding support to ensure the best nutritional components were passed to infants.

They wanted to convey this concept to society via this flashmob activity, where mothers can nurse their babies at any time, at suitable temperatures, hygienically, and affordably. To improve the breastfeeding rate and provide a friendly environment for breastfeeding mothers requires the support of the public as a whole. As breastfeeding is not only related to the physical and mental well-being of mothers and their babies, it is also indirectly related to the interests of society as a whole.

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) designated 1st to 7th August each year as the World Breastfeeding Week. This year is the 26th World Breastfeeding Week, with the slogan “Adhering to breastfeeding”. The Big Latch On (Global breastfeeding flashmob) is a unique event in the World Breastfeeding Week. In 2016, a total of 17,223 babies across the world were drinking breast milk from 17,072 mothers in one minute during the week. The event was witnessed by families and the media, making a grand total of 46,290 participants.

(By Stefanie Tan, Sammi Li and Sev Pischl)

来源:Dongguan Today     Editor:黎昭怡