Breastfeeding Attempt In Philippines

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Jollygoodfellow
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What next? Good on you Jake for keeping an eye on the proceedings!

 

Mass breastfeeding record attempt in Philippines

 

Thousands of lactating mothers across the Philippines simultaneously breastfed their babies on Thursday in an attempt to break a world record and break down social taboos. Jake F from the Philippines Expat Forum was there to witness the event organised by the advocacy group Breastfeeding Philippines. The event was held in 1,000 cities across the conservative, largely Catholic country, where advocates say there remained a stigma against women who breastfeed in public.

"When women bare their chests for sex in movies or wear skimpy clothes the public thinks its okay, but when a mother bares her breast to feed a child, people generally think its gross," group director Nona Andaya-Castillo told AFP.
"One of our members was once told to breastfeed her child in the toilet. This thinking and attitude has got to stop."
Thursday's event is meant to break the group's own Guinness World record of the most number of women simultaneously breastfeeding in multiple sites—15,218 mothers in 2007.
 
An estimated 21,000 joined on Thursday, but it would take Guinness representatives up to three weeks to verify the final tally, she said.
At one of the main venues of the event, about 500 lactating mothers were bussed to a convention centre in suburban Marikina city east of Manila.
They sat in plastic chairs and were given tips on proper ways to breastfeed their babies, including techniques in calming an infant and cleaning of nipples.
Twenty-one-year-old mother Jinky Valencia cradled her one-month-old baby, Chrysler, as she tried to coax him to feed, but only a few drops came.
 
"Maybe I'm just shy. I am not used to doing this around in public, with so many people around," she said. "Maybe I will get used to it eventually, but I don't know if my husband will approve of it."
 
Organizers said the event also aimed to remind legislators to resist lobbying by infant formula companies seeking to reverse a law promoting breast feeding.
Passed in 1986, the law, called the Milk Code, prohibits advertising of infant formula to infants under two years of age.
 
Another law passed in 2009 requires private and public companies to allot time for employees who breast feed, while requiring lactation stations in all public institutions.
"This activity is meant to send a strong message to legislators not to be swayed by these multinational milk companies to weaken our law," Andaya-Castillo said.
The spokesman for the Infant and Pediatric Nutrition Association of the Philippines, a lobby group for the infant formula companies, was not immediately available to comment.
 
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Dave Hounddriver
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Good on you Jake for keeping an eye on the proceedings

 

I was waiting for you to say he was keeping us 'abreast' of the latest developments.  Wonder how long we can 'milk' this thread.

 

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JJReyes
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Is this story true? We need the moderator to post pictures.

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brock
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20,000 women breastfeeding   and 2 ,000,000 guys pissing, now thats a record they will make easy.

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Jake
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Is this story true? We need the moderator to post pictures.

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An estimated 21,000 joined on Thursday, but it would take Guinness representatives up to three weeks to verify the final tally, she said.
At one of the main venues of the event, about 500 lactating mothers were bussed to a convention centre in suburban Marikina city east
of Manila.
 
They sat in plastic chairs and were given tips on proper ways to breastfeed their babies, including techniques in calming an infant and
cleaning of nipples.  Twenty-one-year-old mother Jinky Valencia cradled her one-month-old baby, Chrysler, as she tried to coax him to
feed, but only a few drops came.
 
 
How does one verify if a particular breast is putting out?  Can you imagine you're surrounded with more than 42,000 (21,000 X 2) pairs
of sweet lactating breasts?  How do you coax a woman to produce more than a few drops of milk?  Do we have a resident expert in the
house?
 
In response to JJR's request, here is one photo that will enlighten all members:
 
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JJReyes
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Jake, the lady needs a shave. I guess the Guinness representatives would consider this as minus one towards the world's record.

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Tukaram (Tim)
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There is a social taboo in the Philippines about breastfeeding?  I see it on the jeepney and at the mall all the time.

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Mike S
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There is a social taboo in the Philippines about breastfeeding?  I see it on the jeepney and at the mall all the time.

 

I agree .... I had only been here a few days when my asawa and I went down to Colon St. ..... while waiting on a corner to cross the traffic I looked to my left and there was a young mother with here bare breast feeding her baby .... she just looked up at me and smiled .... I damn near asked if I could have the other one .... I told my asawa and she just laughted .... she said it is common practice here in the Phils especially in the province ..... I personally see nothing wrong with it .... if men can whip out their dick and piss in public why can't woman whip out a boob and feed their baby ..... just saying .... :thumbsup: 

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Jollygoodfellow
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Is this story true? We need the moderator to post pictures.

 

 

The line up

 

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Jollygoodfellow
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Good on you Jake for keeping an eye on the proceedings

 

I was waiting for you to say he was keeping us 'abreast' of the latest developments.  Wonder how long we can 'milk' this thread.

 

:hystery:

 

 

 

Things were going well I heard until Jake decided to show the young ladies how to make milk shakes. Judy F said she was udderly disappointed with Jake but still went to the police station to bail him out.   :mocking:

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