October 17, 2018
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Philippine mothers gather in a mob to raise awareness about breastfeeding

Pasay, Philippines, Aug 5 (efe-epa).- More than 2,000 mothers gathered together on Sunday morning in a city to the south of Manila to attend an annual mob that aims to promote breastfeeding, as well as normalize the practice in public.

At the event in Pasay, called Hakab Na! 2018, mothers played with their children, dressed up as the DC superhero Wonder Woman, held up placards espousing the benefits of breastfeeding and breastfed their children to raise awareness about its benefits, as documented by an efe-epa reporter on the ground.

"Now in its sixth year, Hakab Na!'s main activity is the simultaneous act of breastfeeding to celebrate and spread awareness on breastfeeding and its benefits to babies, children, mothers, fathers, the whole family, and even to the entire country," organizers Breastfeeding Pinays, a non-profit online forum of over 250,000 breastfeeding families, said on their Facebook page.

During Hakab Na! 2017, 4,775 mothers had simultaneously gathered all across the country to publicly breastfeed their children.

The annual World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated across 120 countries in the first week of August.

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