“Amid the pandemic and the modified enhanced community quarantine, authorities are pushing for the heartless and inhuman act of separating a baby from her only source of nutrition and protection at this early stage of her life.”
Will the courts show compassion and grant Ina provisional liberty so she could care for and nurse her baby girl somewhere safe? Will they recognize Ina’s right to breastfeed her child who equally has the right to her breastmilk? Ina’s breastmilk is her baby girl’s natural immunization and best source of nourishment, especially at this time when her organs have not fully matured and there is a raging pandemic.
These will result in improved cognitive development leading to higher learning and educational attainment, thereby increasing productivity and wages, which will translate to a higher gross domestic product.
Science holds breastmilk as the best nourishment for children.
UNICEF reports that in 2015, at least 2.8 million Filipino children under two years old were undernourished due to sub-optimal breastfeeding practices.
“Instead of prohibiting the consumption of infant formula milk, the Aquino administration has partnered with a company that targets Filipino children.”
“Having support is a big thing.”
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
After losing a Supreme Court battle to block the implementation of the Milk Code in 2007, multinational formula milk companies are now lobbying Congress to reverse the gains in promoting breastfeeding and restrict formula milk advertising.
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