For this year’s World Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2013, Mommy Bright Side, a non profit organization will conduct a Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign on August 3, 2013 at Centrio mall from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
The activity or project is entitled, Coming Together, Feeding Together – “A Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign” that aims to promote the importance of providing a stronger support system to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. This activity will simultaneously take place in 5 key cities in the Philippines: Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.
Mommy Bright Side is one of the proponents in cooperation with German Doctor’s Mother Club, A club of mothers coming from grassroots in Cagayan de Oro City trained to give peer support to mothers in need; Breastfeeding Pinays, A Facebook online support group that provides support and information to Filipino families who are interested in breastfeeding in which the community is supported by trained peer counsellors and is open to all Pinay breastfeeding mothers.
Events as such have been conducted all over the world. But this activity is a first in the Philippines. This activity will simultaneously take place in 5 key cities in the Philippines: Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. Research shows that empowering more mothers to breastfeed is among the most effective steps we can take to have healthier children.
Below is a time-table for the said activity:
3:00-3:30pm – Registration: Gathering of mothers
3:30 – 4:00pm – Breastfeeding together
Cue in background music
One Mommy goes to the middle of the target area to breastfeed
After 1 minute, 4 more mommies will join her.
After 1 minute, 10 mommies will join breastfeeding
After 1 minute, 20 mommies will join the breastfeeding mob
End up with short dance number
4:00-5:00 pm – Breastfeeding Problems Solved
• German Doctor Mother’s Club will have a role play on common breastfeeding problems
• Experts will address on why the problem occurs and how it can be prevented and solved.
• Audience can ask any questions regarding breastfeeding.
Mommy Bright Side: A Breastfeeding Peer Support Group
Mommy Brightsiders dream of helping mommies to always look at the bright side despite the challenges of mothering. In the face of the difficulties of breastfeeding, diapering, and comforting fussy babies, we choose the best for babies: that is breastfeeding, cloth diapering and babywearing!
In encountering trouble with mommy matters, Brightsiders will have fellow Brightsiders to help them get through challenging times. Having difficulty latching on? Worrying about expensive baby things (e.g. diapers, strollers, baby toys etc.)? Stressing on how to comfort fussy baby spells? Mommy Brightsiders will give practical pieces of advice which are backed up by research and experience.
For more information, visit them at:
Mommy Bright Side Facebook Page or
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Contact them: 09154868868/ 09327990112