As many as 4,000 Philipine mothers took part in a simultaneous breast feeding event in the capital of Manila. The event is to help promote the benefits of breast feeding.
Only 16% of children between the ages of four and five months are exclusively breast fed. 13% of children are not breast fed at all, because the mothers feel they do not make enough milk.
According to UNICEF, children should be breast fed exclusively for the first 6 months and then continue to be breast fed for the next two years while also receiving regular food. Most Philipine mothers believe baby formula is better.