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August is the National Breastfeeding Month here in the Philippines. So yesterday, SM City Bacolod through their SM Cares Program celebrated it with an event by inviting lactating and pregnant moms of the city. They have a baby shower type of event with a plus because they have invited speakers to convey the importance of breastfeeding, Lamaze techniques and proper nutrition during pregnancy.
I am already an advocate of breastfeeding (my two children were breastfed when they were babies and still plans to have it with Bella Grace) that is why I appreciated the fact that I saw many moms who are still into it. It was nice seeing modern moms do breastfeeding for the sake of their children. Dr. Jean Rodriquez, an OB Gyne, training officer and breastfeeding advocate, gave a talk on the long term benefits and pros of breastfeeding.
Anyway, I was lucky to be invited during the event because I have learned so many things especially about Lamaze techniques, proper exercises and nutrition during pregnancy. I think I can use some of the techniques introduced by local celebrity mom Honey Grace Catalan.
During the course of the event, games were held in between programs and a maternity dress fashion show was launched. Snacks were also served. After the event, they gave all the participants goody bags to take home courtesy of the sponsors.
The SM Cares Program is really doing a great job in supporting great advocacies. I hope they continue to launch more programs like this since our country needs all the help it can get. Tayo mismo!
Check out more photos that I have taken HERE. You can also view some photos taken by one of yesterdays sponsors, The Events Gallery, HERE.