Mothers breastfed in Public in Colombia Looking For World Record

Posted on Aug 3 2014 - 7:30am by Rico

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Some 100 mothers breastfed their children in outdoors in Medellin in order to break the world record set by the international movement The Big Latch On, to encourage breastfeeding.

This was the first time for Colombia’s second largest city, in the event that took place on Friday August 1 and Saturday August 2 across the world.

The  current  record set last year  is  14536  children  breastfeeding  across  845  locations,  in  28  countries.  The vision of The  Big  Latch  On  is to hold an event walking  distance  of  every  family  in  the  world.

Mothers with children in their arms, sat on plastic chairs arranged provided by the Hospital Universitario de San Vicente, organizer of the initiative in Medellin.

Most mothers gathered in Medellin this Friday morning wearing the yellow jersey of the Colombian National Team, as well as their children, lactating in front of spectators.

In Colombia, breastfeeding went from 2.2 to 1.8 months between 2005 and 2010, according to official nutrition and health survey ENSIN cited by the hospital statement.

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Source: El Espectador