Saturday, May 06, 2006

Manila breaks breast feeding record

3,738 mothers in Manila, Philippines have set a new world record for breast feeding during an event to raise awareness about the benefits of breast-feeding. From inQ7:
A total of 3,738 mothers simultaneously nursed their babies for one minute yesterday in Manila to break the world record for such an activity and to make Filipinos aware of the importance of breast-feeding and its health benefits.

The attempt to break the Guinness world record was successful.

According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the previous record was held by Berkeley, California, where 1,135 mothers simultaneously breast-fed their babies for a minute on Aug. 3, 2002.

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