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BFNanay Nov2021Butuan City- In order to strengthen the First 1,000 days rearing and caregiving practices, the National Nutrition Council Caraga mobilized the breastfeeding nanays and advocates on Monday November 29, 2021 at Balanghai Hotel, Butuan City.

The one-day activity highlighted the Importance of Breastfeeding which was shared by Senior Nutrition Officer, Ms. Leah Vina P. Vargas. Right after, Department of Health Caraga Nutritionist Dietitian Ms. Lovely Camacho-Dagupan discussed the importance of infant and young child feeding in emergencies and Covid-19 pandemic.

In Caraga region, different groups and entities shared the same breastfeeding advocacy. Topic included in the forum is the First 1,000 days initiatives including the promotion of breastfeeding and practices in the City of Tandag shared by City Nutrition Action Officer Reyveen John B. Geli. Likewise, Ms. Rhea Carampatana shared to the group how breastfeeding nanays in Caraga can be of help to the mothers who needed their support.

Meanwhile, NNC Caraga Officer-in-Charge Nino Archie S. Labordo expressed for the breastfeeding nanay’s and advocates to relay and transmit the learnings to their family members, neighbors and the community. Dr. Labordo mentioned that we should support breastfeeding as the only food and best food for the growing child. #LVPVargas