Thousands of Greek women breastfed their babies publicly on Sunday

Thousands of Greek women breastfed their babies publicly on Sunday

Athens, November 2, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Hari Stefanatos

Mothers in 50 cities of Greece came together on Sunday to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 November).

The purpose of this celebration was the exculpation of public breastfeeding and the familiarisation of society with the image of a nursing mother. All this not just in words but also in practice.

According to the National Network of Volunteer Support Groups for Breastfeeding and Maternity, “breastfeeding is free and does not follow any schedules, babies who will want to breastfeed around 12.00 will be counted in the Nationwide Simultaneous Public Breastfeeding to be held at the same time in all cities”.

For the 6th consecutive year, the event was organised by the Group of Volunteers and Supporters Breastfeeding and Maternity of Attica, in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Communication.

The World Breastfeeding Week was established in 1992 by the Global Alliance for Action, the World Health Organization and Unicef.

This year, on the World Breastfeeding Week, which in Greece is celebrated every November 1-7, the World Health Organisation (WHO) joins forces with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to spread the message, “Breastfeeding and Work: It can work”.