- Dr. Belen Dofitas, a dermatologist, traveled to London as a Cochrane research scholar and returned to breastfeeding her four-year old son after three months of absence. She and her son will be in Banaue, Ifugao on May 2w here she will serve in a medical mission.
- Mary Jane Guinto delivered her third child and was advised by her doctors not to breastfeed to stop the enlargement of a brain tumor. She underwent natural healing, delivered her baby safely and is now breastfeeding.
- Nuriza Bungubung, businesswoman, former Miss Maja Philippines, board memberof Children for Breastfeeding, Inc., is 6 months pregnant with her secondc hild and she is still breastfeeding her three-year-old child. This is her second time to join Sabay-sabay, Sumuso sa Nanay.
- Pamela Yap-Magallon, is an event organizer and a board member of Nurturers of the Earth, Inc. She breastfeeds her 2-year-old daughter despite her demanding schedule and breastfed her first child until 3.5 years old and gave him expressed breastmilk until he was six years old.
Last year, Children for Breastfeeding in partnership with the City of Manila broke the Guinness World Record on Simultaneous Breastfeeding in a Single Site when they gathered 3,541 mothers at San Andres Sports Complex and Civic Center in Malate, Manila. In cooperation with Nurturers of theEarth, UNICEF and the Department of Health, they broke the USA record of 1,130 mothers in Berkeley, California.
Nona D. Andaya-Castillo, IBCLC
Director, Nurturers of the Earth, Inc.
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About the photo: Over 3,000 mothers breastfed simultaeneously in Manila, setting a new Guinness Book world record. @ UNICEF/PHI/2006/Mike Alquinto