2nd Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Training Set

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014


DIFFERENT groups are set to hold the two-day 2nd Breastfeeding Peer Counseling training from January 31 to February 1, 2014 at the Sequoia Inn, Monteverde Street, Davao City.

These are MommySense Breastfeeding and Beyond, The PEAS in the POD Playgroup, Arugaan, a non-government organization and support system for women with infants and young children. Arugaan is under the big umbrella of two international organizations Waba and Ibfan which promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

The training is aimed at educating people about breastfeeding and everything about it. As of the moment, there is a shortage of people who are knowledgeable about it. Organizers are also looking at equipping participants with the right information and skill to assist breastfeeding mothers within their own spheres and communities.

One of the country's "Millennium Development Goals" is to improve infant and child mortality by having the right knowledge about breastfeeding. And also, the World Health Organization has its 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding list in which one items says, "Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic."

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 14, 2014.

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