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Breastfeeding Amidst the Pandemic

The 1st Virtual and 8th Breastfeeding Congress, entitled Breastfeeding Amidst the Pandemic, was held online on August 9 and 10, 2021 via Zoom platform and Facebook Live sessions.  Spearheaded by the Committee on Breastfeeding Promotion, headed by Dr. Anna Lisa L. Gabriel and Dr. Teresa Maria T. Ribano, the two day event featured speakers from both the Philippine Pediatric Society and American Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  The two day event attracted physicians, nurses, midwives and lay breastfeeding advocates.  It attracted 7000 attendees and was well-received by both the medical and non-medical participants.  New and updated information on continuing breastfeeding during pandemic, the challenges of dyads in this time of pandemic in accessing support, as well as the need for alternative sources of support were tackled during the two day event.