Philips celebrates World Breastfeeding Week this August
August 14, 2013
Motherhood is a turning point for any woman, a milestone that is often defined by the joy of breastfeeding. This August, Philips, a global advocate of breastfeeding, is raising its glass to mothers and expectant mothers as it celebrates World Breastfeeding Week together with St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and the Philippine Pediatric Society at the First Philippine Pediatric Society Annual Breastfeeding Congress.
The First Philippine Pediatric Society Annual Breastfeeding Congress happened last August 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City.
Targeted for healthcare professionals, the congress is set to feature talks by leading medical practitioners headed by Philippine Pediatric Society’s Dr. Cristina Bernardo. “Philips is very excited to be part of this year’s celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Through these exciting activities, we hope to help raise awareness about the joys of motherhood and be one with fellow advocates of breastfeeding,” Philips Health and Wellness Business Development Manager Me-Ann Achacoso said.
Philips is known for advocating breastfeeding through its innovative Philips Philippine Pediatric Society Breastfeeding Committee Chairman Dr. Cristina Bernardo shared that “It is our pleasure to be in partnership with St. Luke’s and Philips for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week. The importance of breastfeeding to newborns cannot be overstated, and this is something that all of the participants in the congress understand.”
Also in line with World Breastfeeding Week, an art exhibit with the theme of breastfeeding is set to be unveiled at the SM Aura. The exhibit, entitled “Breastfeeding Week Philippines,” will feature the works of artists Khristina Manansala and Raqs Molata and will run from August 2 to 8 at the SM Aura Level 1 Atrium. SM Aura is also one of the partners in the exhibit.