Friday, August 3, 2012


BEAT WORLD BREAST-FEEDING RECORD - Columbia moms and their children will band together in an attempt to beat the world record of most women simultaneously breast-feeding this Friday and Saturday. Columbia's mothers will join women around the world to participate in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breast-feeding event that celebrates World Breastfeeding Week, said Erin Harris, a representative of Boone County Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Program. World Breastfeeding Week, organized by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, kicked off this Wednesday and continues until Tuesday. 
This year is the campaign's 20th anniversary. Harris said her organization will host Friday's event at their offices, 1005 W. Worley St., starting at 10 a.m. The breast-feeding will start at 10:30 a.m. and mothers must breast-feed their children for one minute to be included in the global count. The Big Latch On is originally from New Zealand.

It was started by Women's Health Action in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week. The first record for one location was from Berkeley, CA, USA, in 2002 where 1,130 mothers breastfed simultaneously. The international record for one location is 3,738 mothers held by the Philippines in 2006. Buoyed by their success, the Philippines have partnered every year since with other countries and in October 2010 recorded 9,826 nursing mothers in 325 sites in 16 countries. 
The Aims of the Big Latch On are: - Support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion. - Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available in communities. - Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places. - Make breastfeeding a normal part of the day-to-day life at a local community level. - Increase support for women who breastfeed - women are supported by their partners, family and the breastfeeding knowledge that is embedded in their communities.

From 1 to 7 August is celebrated in over 170 countries the World Breastfeeding Week, designed to promote breastfeeding and improve the health of babies worldwide. Besides the immediate benefits to the child, breastfeeding helps to maintain good health throughout life. Young adults who were breastfeeding tend to have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and lower rates of overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes. The topic of Breastfeeding remembers us when Krishna had just learned how to walk and was playing the pastime of being hungry.

In Krishna lila we find that, one day, there were no servants in Nanda Maharaja’s house. So mother Yasoda went herself to churn butter from the milk. While she was churning the milk, the young child Krishna came to her. He said, “O mother, stop churning, I am hungry. Give me milk!” ... Yasoda was charmed and put the child on her lap to breastfeed Him, but at that very instant, the milk on the stove started to boil over. So, Yasoda said to Gopala, “Get down, the milk is boiling.” But Krishna’s appetite had not been appeased and He did not want to get down. He said, “Give me more milk.” Yasoda thrust Krishna down and ran to the stove.  Krishna became very angry because of this and wanted to break the pot containing the yogurt, but He was at the same time afraid of His mother.  So, with a small stone, He silently struck the pot until the pot broke and all the curd spilled onto the floor. Then, seeing other pots hanging from the ceiling, He climbed onto the mortar and broke all the pots.

Śrīla Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Mahārāja :
“Suddha Bhakti, the Path of Pure Devotion”
Part 3: “Prayojana - The Fulfillment of Devotion”
Mandala Publishing Group 2000. - San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math -

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