The 4th Annual Guam Breastfeeding Awareness Month kicks off

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This August marks the 4th Annual Awareness Campaign dedicated to breastfeeding.

Guam – From preventing breast cancer to nourishing newborns, there are many health benefits to breastfeeding and in order to raise much-needed awareness on the issue, Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio proclaimed the month of August as Guam’s Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

This August marks the 4th Annual Awareness Campaign dedicated to breastfeeding.

To show their support, several organizations were present during this morning’s proclamation ceremony including the Guam Regional Medical City, Sagua Managu: Guam’s First Birthing Center, the University of Guam, and the Department of Public Health and Social Services .

Rosalie Zabala, the Administrator of Medical Services at the Guam Medical Hospital, announced the significance of breastfeeding sustainability.

“I’m back after 15 months of being on medical leave, I have cancer, I have breast cancer. That’s why I’m very hyper and passionate and committed to promote breastfeeding. One of the risk factors why I have cancer is that I did not breast-feed; I guess it’s too late now. That’s why all of you who are capable to breastfeed, let’s promote breastfeeding!,” Zabala exclaimed.

For more information on activities related to breastfeeding awareness, you can contact Barbara Mafnas at 777-6526.