In celebration of the National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, the non-government organization Breastfeeding Ilonggas(BFI) in collaboration with Iloilo City Government and Iloilo City Health Office will organize a one-day breastfeeding activity called ‘Hakab Na! 2018’ as part of Iloilo Charter Day celebration.
Now on its fourth year, Hakab Na! 2018 will gather breastfeeding families, lactation experts, peer counselors, and breastfeeding advocacy supporters, to boost awareness of the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding, promote the importance of providing proper support to breastfeeding mothers and ultimately, create a breastfeeding nation.
Central to this celebration is the act of mothers simultaneously breastfeeding their children for one full minute as part of The Big Latch On, an international activity where mothers latch on their babies from different locations around the world to create a world record.
Hakab Na! 2015 will be held simultaneously in Metro Manila (Mandaluyong and Alabang), Aklan, Bacolod, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Zambales and Singapore on August 4, 2018 (Saturday) at 10AM
WHAT: Hakab Na! 2018
WHEN: 4 August 2018, Saturday
Registration starts at 9AM
Event proper starts at 10AM
Simultaneous Breastfeeding at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Festive Walk Mall, Megaworld Boulevard