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Mass breastfeeding in public places in 50 Greek cities

01 November 2015 / 21:11:20  GRReporter
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The Panhellenic network of voluntary support groups for breastfeeding and motherhood organised yet again this year a simultaneous breastfeeding in more than 50 cities in Greece. The event is the sixth one in Greece and seeks to promote breast feeding and exchange of information on the subject.


920 women from all over Attica gathered in the courtyard of Zappeion in Athens to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week by means of Panhellenic simultaneous breastfeeding.

WBW is celebrated during the first week of August 1992 worldwide on the initiative of WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action), the World Health Organization and UNICEF. In Greece, however, it is celebrated from 1 to 7 November.


"Quite a few of us mothers gathered here today – more than before. It is quite exciting for us to stand for the obvious. It is the right of children to be fed anywhere," said Konstantina Malamateniou, coordinator of Attica's Breastfeeding Group.

The moms had the opportunity to obtain information from Attica's Breastfeeding Group, which managed and counted participants to be able to add them to the Panhellenic number of nursing mothers.


"We are here to promote public breastfeeding, it is a physiological need of children and we won't hide it. This is a great celebration for every mother. A young mother should not be afraid and should listen to nothing but her instinct," Vicki, mother of two children, told


"Breastfeeding is magic, I breastfed my daughter, now I am breastfeeding my son. This is a journey, which every mother should experience. Future mothers should be informed rather than listen to others," says Maria, the mother of two children.

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