Mothers gathered today in a park in Miami try to overcome the “world record” of 2017 by ninety breastfeeding at the same time, in the new edition of the “Big Latch-On”, held within the framework of the world celebration of breastfeeding.
Although the data of how many mothers simultaneously fed their babies in public, at Tropical Park in Miami, will not be available today, according to organizers told Efe, dozens of women joined the challenge and the previous walk.
It was the “Seventh Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk”, aimed at highlighting the importance of breastfeeding, organized by the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) and official organizations.
Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most babies and can also reduce the risk of some health conditions in the short and long term for both babies and mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). of the United States.
In addition to the search for the world record, the day was full of educational activities, dance classes and children’s games, while the mothers breast-fed the babies in tents installed for the event during the Breastfeeding Awareness Month.
The idea, about the World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 to 7, is to protect, support and promote breastfeeding, the organizers informed.
In the United States, the percentage of breastfed babies increased from 73% in 2004 to 83% in 2015, according to the CDC.
This federal agency points out that most mothers want to breastfeed, but they stop early due to lack of support, both in the social and work environment.
Babies breastfed, according to the CDC, reduce risks of asthma, obesity, type 2 diabetes, ear and respiratory infections and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Today was held in partnership with the Florida Department of Health and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Pregnant, Lactating, Postpartum, Infants and Children (WIC) of Miami-Dade County.