Nearly 4,000 women set breast-feeding record

Very cool!! Way to go, mamas! 🙂

3,738 Mothers Set Breast-Feeding Record

By The Associated Press Sat May 6, 9:16 AM ET

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 4,000 mothers set a world record this week for the largest number of women simultaneously breast-feeding their babies in the same place, organizers said.

Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, whose city is one of the event’s organizers, said 3,738 mothers simultaneously breast-fed their babies for at least one minute, breaking the Guinness World Record.

The result will be submitted to Guinness for evaluation.

The United Nations Children’s Fund said the previous record was held by the City of Berkeley, California, where 1,135 mothers simultaneous breast-fed babies for a minute on Aug. 3, 2002.

The event was also held to raise awareness about the benefits of breast-feeding, organizers said.

Dr. Nicholas Alipui, UNICEF representative to the Philippines, said breast-feeding can help curb malnutrition in children under two years old, provide children with antibodies to fight diseases and boost the country’s economy because families save on infant formula.

And here’s a link to a video that has even more info about it:
Breast-feeding video

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