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August is ‘Breastfeeding Awareness Month’

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Renowned breastfeeding expert Dr. Jack Newman is expected in the Philippines again to conduct a series of symposiums in Metro Manila, Davao City and Cebu City in celebration of “Breastfeeding Awareness Month.”

August has been designated as a special month to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and to further its practice in the country.

Due to insistent public demand, Latch (Lactation, Attachment, Training Counseling and Help) is to hold a three whole-day symposiums, entitled “Breastfeeding Uncovered 2014: Mission Possible,” in Metro Manila (August 9), Davao City (August 11) and Cebu City (August 13).

This year’s topics will focus on breastfeeding challenges commonly experienced by Filipino families, such as poor weight gain and latching issues. Aside from providing explanations on the causes and solutions to these challenges, Dr. Newman will also include a module on what healthcare practitioners need to know about breastfeeding that were not discussed during their training.

Dr. Newman is a renowned pediatrician, educator and thought leader in the international breastfeeding advocacy scene. He has been a consultant for Unicef for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, evaluating its first candidate hospitals. He is the international best selling author of the definitive breastfeeding guidebook for mothers and health care professionals entitled Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding. He is also a founding member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and is much sought after as an international speaker.

For more information, email Latch at breastfeedinguncovered@gmail.com or log on to www.latchbump2014.eventbrite.com.

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