This is just my small way in spreading breastfeeding awareness. Today is the beginning of the World Breastfeeding Week. Breastmilk is the best form of food for babies up to 2 years and beyond.
Here in Vietnam, I honestly don’t hear any noise on the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Actually, there really isn’t any promotion on breastfeeding at all. Except for the National Institute of Nutrition website that I came across.
In fact, I have seen a few local schools here wherein formula companies sponsor the painting of the school buildings. So, yes you’d see the logo of the company as well as the formula products they sell.
I’m glad though that Crescent Mall has picked up on putting a breastfeeding room. So, I’m pretty positive that soon, Vietnam will catch up in making the cities more baby-friendly.
And do you know in Vietnam, the maternity leave is for 6 months! This gives working moms time to fully breastfeed their children for the whole 6 months which is what is actually recommended by the World Health Organization.
For breastfeeding accessories here in Saigon, my go to shop would be Belli Blossom. Belli Blossom sells, breastpumps, nursing covers, nursing bras, baby carriers, and nursing wear. Read more on their products here.
Oh and on the news — new mom, Kate Middleton is breastfeeding Prince George.
Happy Breastfeeding Week to all the tireless moms who tries their all to give the very best food for their babies!