Marikina City holds breast-feeding contest

 In line with the city government’s thrust of promoting breastfeeding as    practical and effective means of infant feeding, Marikina Mayor Del De  Guzman lauded Barangay Fortune officials for their Search for  Modelong Inang Nagpapasuso which is through their Barangay  Nutrition Council in cooperation with the City Health Office (CHO).

Aimed at creating awareness on the importance and benefits of  breastfeeding, the project will be held on August 31 at Brgy. Fortune    Covered Court in Champaca I, Brgy. Fortune, Marikina City .

Breastfeeding is recognized worldwide for its many benefits such as infant’s protection from illnesses, allergies, and obesity; improvement of child’s intelligence; and decrease in the mother’s susceptibility to stress, post partum depression, and certain types of cancer.

To qualify for the competition, interested parties must be a lactating mother with a six-month old infant, a legitimate resident of Barangay Fortune, and have signed up at the barangay health center, the Pugad Lawin Health Center , for breastfeeding-related activity monitoring.

De Guzman is inviting all qualified mothers of Brgy. Fortune to join in the competition.

“By joining in this competition, you are not only espousing your advocacy for breastfeeding; you also encourage other mothers in your community to do the same,” said De Guzman.

The winning mother will bag the title “Barangay Fortune Modelong Inang Nagpapasuso” and will receive certificate, cash prizes and special gifts.

Meanwhile, a breastfeeding summit where at least 100 lactating mothers from the said barangay shall also be held. The activity will feature simultaneous breastfeeding and lectures on the importance of breastfeeding.

3 thoughts on “Marikina City holds breast-feeding contest

  1. Thanks to the unwaivering support of our dear city Mayor Del R. De Guzman, Vice Mayor Dr. Jose Fabian Cadiz and Cong. Miro Quimbo for making this first ever “Breastfeeding Summit ‘ in the city and “Modelong Inang Nagpapasuso”. Likewise to our friends in the 6th City Couincil who contributed in making the event possible. Inspite of the budgetary constraint, the first ever breastfeeding summit is really a big success. In the years to come, our Barangay Nutrition Council and Barangay Council aim to alot fund for this yearly event. Of course, this is impossible without the untiring effort of the well trained BHWs of Pugad Lawin Health Center with the motivation coming from the City Health Office staff.

  2. The launching of the Barangay Fortune Search for Modelong Inang Nagpapasuso and Breastfeeding Summit was made memorable to all the participants with the presence of the spouse of Cong. Miro Quimbo, in the person of Prof. Estella Luz Quimbo. She graced the event by giving some inspirational messages which highly motivate the lactating mothers. Prof. Quimbo is one of the career women who never hesitated to breastfeed her children. No wonder, they grew healthy, bright and active. Truly a role model mother to all.

  3. The spouse of Cong. Miro Quimbo, in the person of Prof. Estella Luz Quimbo graced the event by giving some inspirational messages which highly motivated the lactating mothers. Prof. Quimbo is one of the career women who never hesitated to breastfeed her children. No wonder, they grew healthy, bright and active. Truly a role model mother to all.

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