Do you know that August is Breastfeeding Promotion Month? This is by virtue of Republic Act No. 10023 or the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009. In celebration of the Global Big Latch On, Modern Nanays of Mindanao (MNM), a group of mothers who advocate breastfeeding, babywearing and cloth-diapering, will be holding HAKAB NA!, a simultaneous breastfeeding event which will take place on Saturday, August 6 at 9AM at the Event Center (2nd Floor) of Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.
Actually, Hakab Na will also be held simultaneously in different locations all over the world. The Global Big Latch On or Hakab Na encourages and supports communities to make breastfeeding a normal part of day-to-day life and identifies opportunities to provide on-going support for all families. It is the most amazing, fun, global event and a local community-based celebration of families held every August during World Breastfeeding Week.
Last year, MNM was able to gather 120 mothers with their families in celebration of the event. This year, the group is aiming to invite up to 300 families to join.
MNM is a budding group consisting of over a thousand members comprising of stay-at-home moms, working moms, pediatricians, obstetricians, advocates and families believing in the importance of these three principles. See some of their activities below.
As they say it…breast milk is still best for babies!