The first event conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week I attended is organized by Penang MMPS ( Mother to Mother Peer Support ) this morning.
It was held at USM. Supposingly to kick off at 9am but heavy rain, most of the participants arrived late. Guest of Honour, Mr Yuesof Omar from UNICEF ( he's not Malaysian ) reach on time but with handful of audience, organizer waited until the hall is almost 60% occupied.
Mr Yusof and VIPs
vital emergency response).
Male emcee on BF program ?? This is a way of men show their support
Next, the most significant activity was "1 minute simultaneous BF" where all BF moms were called to the front and BF for a minute. I guess about 30-40 moms took part in this activity. Me and SI was one of them but SI nursed 5 minute earlier and done even before the "1 minute" activity started. This is our 2nd experience .Last year we got 63 moms to nurse their babies
SI out form hall because she gave me a signal of " Ummi, I cannot stand inside here any longer because I could not understand what they are talking. Besides I am still hungry even after eating bun and raisin". I was out of hall until end of the program. ( because is not allowable to eat heavy food inside, so that is the reason why we were out ). There was another speaker from MERCY( I think ) continued with next topic
To wrap up, I would say, this a a very knowledgeable and interesting event. Beside making new friend , I gain new knowledge and info especially on how BF is a vital emergency response. This is 1 Malaysia where all races get together for one mission.
Thanks to MMPS especially KakShida and Novia for inviting us. To Rozy , I really enjoy the time with you and Hadiff, Aisyah ( yang sempat bertegur sapa masa nak balik). Till we meet again for the same event in Aug 2010 !!