Toronto Mamas Win Breastfeeding World Record


On October 3, moms and babies all around the world competed to set the record for the most babies nursing together at one time.

190 mothers and 191 infants and toddlers gathered at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts in Toronto while an additional 183 mothers and babies in the city participated online. In total 372 mothers and 372 babies breastfed at the same time, thus winning the world record.
This was all part of World Breastfeeding Week in Canada. Toronto's participation was organized by Toronto Public Health and the Chinese/Vietnamese Breastfeeding Network.

Toronto Public Health and Health Canada recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, the addition of iron-rich complementary foods at about six months, and continued breastfeeding to two years and beyond.

Congratulations Toronto mamas! I hope this encourages and enables more women to breastfeed. "The Government of Canada supports breastfeeding through a number of initiatives, including the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, the Community Action Program for Children, the Maternal Child Health Program (MCH), and the Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Professionals."



Desiree Fawn said...

Oh yay!! Congrats to everyone who participated!!

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