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Breastfeeding station in Bulacan Capitol, open to all mothers
By: PPAO
Thursday, 30 May 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS- As part of the continuous efforts of the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) in promoting maternal and child health care in the province, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado encourages all the mothers with their babies to come and utilize the breastfeeding station at the first floor of the Provincial Capitol in this city.

In accordance to Republic Act No. 10028 or Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act, the said program aims to encourage, protect, support and promote the practice of breastfeeding where the physical, emotional and psychological needs of mothers and infants are fulfilled through breastfeeding.

According to Alvarado, aside from protecting the health of the infants who are 0-24 months old, the said project also aims to strengthen the mother and child bonding through breastfeeding.
The governor also added that PGB wants to provide a comfortable place for the mothers and their babies particularly during breastfeeding.

“Tuwing People’s Day sa kapitolyo, aking napansin na marami sa mga Bulakenyong ina na may kasamang sanggol na humihingi ng tulong sa inyong lingkod na kapag dinatnan ng gutom ang kanilang sanggol habang nakapila ay doon lamang sila sa hallway nagpapa-breastfeed,” Alvarado said.

Meanwhile, Irene Velasco from Brgy. Comfradia in this city expressed her gratitude for having a breastfeeding station in the Provincial Capitol.

“Napakalaking tulong po talaga nito sa amin ng baby ko. Tulad ngayon mainit at maraming tao, hindi na po ako mahihiya pa na pa-breastfeed baby ko sa harap ng maraming tao. Tapos mas kumportable pa kami bilang napakainit na nga ng panahon ngayon,” Velasco said.

The breastfeeding station is open daily, Mondays-Fridays from 8 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’ clock in the afternoon and also welcomes mothers who are willing to donate their milk.

This project of the PGB is made possible through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. ###

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