Did You Know: August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is observed every August by virtue of Republic Act No. 10028 signed in 2009 to raise public awareness of the importance of breastfeeding.
The law aims to guarantee the rightful place of breastfeeding in society as a time-honored tradition and nurturing value as well as a national health policy that must be enforced.
The Department of Health was tasked to lead in the implementation of the comprehensive national public education and awareness program on breastfeeding through a collaborative interagency and multisectoral effort at all levels.
The observance also coincides with World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated from Aug. 1 to 7 in 120 countries.
—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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