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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Synchronized Breastfeeding 2009 in the Philippines

Have been really busy over this week! So many activities - the breastfeeding awareness festival calendar project and rush work on top of that. I have several unfinished posts that I hope to get to by the weekend. In the meantime, would like to share these breastfeeding activities, begining August 5 and ending in an October event, which is part of a worldwide synchronized breastfeeding event.

Children for Breastfeeding, Inc. and Nurturers of the Earth, Inc.

with the Department of Health

and the Office of the President

invite you to join the celebration of

World Breastfeeding Week 2009

Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response: Are You Ready

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañang Presidential Palace

Official Opening of the World Breastfeeding Week Celebration - Year 5

Campaign to Promote Ten Excellent Sources of Calcium During Emergencies

Launching of the Synchronized Breastfeeding Worldwide - Year 3

A Philippine-led Global Event on 10:00 a.m. October 2, 2009

With President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in attendance

Important Notice:

Please confirm your participation as soon as possible. Call us up at our wireless PLDT phones701-4414, 701-4430, or SMART mobile phone +639198395555 or email us to include your name in the official guest list and ensure your admittance at Gate 1 of the Malacañang Palace. Malacanang Protocol officials require the organizers to submit the guest list at least three days before the event. Rizal Ceremonial Hall can only accommodate 500 guests.

To avoid long queues, please be at Gate 1 by 10:00 a.m. As per Malacañang Protocol, all the guests should be seated at the Rizal Hall at 11:30 a.m. All breastfeeding children and babies are welcome. The use of feeding bottles and pacifiers will not be allowed. Attire: Semi-formal. Guests wearing denim jeans or “maong”, rubber shoes or sandals will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony at the Rizal Hall.

Lunch will be served.

Other Events:

Details to be Announced Later

Launching of the Breastfeeding Station - SM Lipa City

Launching of the Breastfeeding Station - SM Baguio City

Details to be Announced Later

Sectoral Forums on Infant and Young Child Feeding during Emergencies

(for Disaster Response Workers, Media and Youth)

The Breastfeeding Clinic:Your Partner from Pregnancy to Parenting
A joint Project of Children for Breastfeeding, Inc. and Nurturers of the Earth Philippines
Managed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants:
Nona D. Andaya-Castillo, IBCLC
Elvira L. Henares-Esguerra, MD, FPDS, RPh, IBCLC
PLDT Wireless Landline: (632) 701-4414 7014430 Mobile: +639198395555

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