Biyernes, Oktubre 5, 2018

Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines A Mommy Forum

“We are here to educate mothers so that they are empowered to make the right choice in nurturing and caring for their child. We want them to realize that if these laws are not implemented, we are impinging on their rights and of their child’s.” ~Carleneth F. San Valentin, Health and Nutrition Technical Programme Manager of World Vision Development Foundation
Dr. Anthony Calibo of the Department of Health; World Vision Breastfeeding Ambassador Erika Padilla, Carleneth F. San Valentin, Health and Nutrition Technical Programme Manager of World Vision Development Foundation; Camille Prats Yambao, Jennica Garcia Uytingco, Event Host Erin Valera, and Jun Godornes, Resource Development Director of World Vision Development Foundation 
To stay true to their mission and vision for this project, the team conducted Mommy Forum: Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines last October 2, 2018 at Little Owl in New Manila. #MBFPH was graced by mom celebrities like Camille Prats Yambao, Jennica Garcia Uytingco and Erika Padilla.

Mr. Jun Godornes, Resource Development Director of World Vision Development Foundation, joined Ms. Erika Padilla as she officially signs her contract as World Vision Breastfeeding Ambassador. 
Mommies unite for an afternoon to support and promote breastfeeding. Breastfeeding may be considered a challenging phase of motherhood but the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies truly make the journey worthwhile. 
“It is a huge sacrifice. It is difficult, painful, and a lot of work. But definitely worth every single drop because I see my son getting stronger and healthier every day.” ~Erika Padilla, World Vision Breastfeeding Ambassador 
Mr. Jun Godornes, Resource Development Director of World Vision Development Foundation, joined Ms. Erika Padilla as she officially signs her contract as World Vision Breastfeeding Ambassador. 
In response to the global campaign of protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding, World Vision Development Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Health, launched Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines. This two-year project aims to: 
  1. Support and strengthen the implementation of Executive Order 51 (The Philippine Milk Code of 1986), Republic Act 7600 (The Rooming-In and Breastfeeding Act of 1992), and Republic Act 10028 (The Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009). 
  2. Increase awareness and educate health professionals and the public regarding these laws.
  3. Encourage people to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding by involving them in monitoring the implementation of breastfeeding laws in the country.

“If a mother is investing herself for the betterment of the future of her child, then she is also investing in the betterment of the future of this country.” ~Dr. Anthony P. Calibo of the Department of Health 

 Rommel Fuerte, Executive Director of World Vision Development Foundation, reminds long-time moms and new moms the reason behind this gathering: the breastfeeding normalization is still a work in progress and it’s a must to constantly promote and protect breastfeeding to empower moms and to ensure a healthy start for their children.

Carleneth F. San Valentin answered all the questions of the curious mothers as she enlightened them about the laws for breastfeeding.
 To know how you can support Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines, log on to https://mbfp.doh.gov.ph/ or download MBF PH via Google Play or Appler Store.

While more and more mothers recognize that breastmilk will always be superior compared to formula milk, there is still a need to spread awareness on its benefits and to encourage people to support breastfeeding.

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