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Colombia Mothers Stage 'Nurse-in' to Defend Breastfeeding

Last edited 6th November 2017

Colombia Mothers Stage 'Nurse-in' to Defend Breastfeeding

Nearly 1,000 families met in the city's Parque de Los Novios for the fourth event of its type in the city, organized by the mayor's office.

Similar protests have taken place elsewhere in Latin America and around the world in recent years, often in response to cases of women being told to stop feeding their babies in public places.

"The message is not only the importance of mothers breastfeeding their children due to its nutritional quality but also that society should accept it without discrimination, understanding that it is a right for children and mothers," said Maria Consuelo Araujo, Bogota's social integration secretary.

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