In celebration of the Breastfeeding Month, SM City Davao hosted a Breastfeeding Forum last August 4 at the Annex Event Center. Over a hundred mothers joined the one-hour engagement with volunteers from LATCH Davao.
According to mall manager Lynette Angala-Lopez, SM launched its first breastfeeding station in Megamall in March 2006. All other SM mall followed suit. “Since we activated our breastfeeding station here at SM City Davao we have seen a growing of number of mothers who use our facility,” she shares. The mall’s breastfeeding station located at the Level 2 provides a comfortable nook for nursing mallgoers. This commitment is part of SM Cares Program for Women and Children.
This year, SM City Davao partnered with Natalac and LATCH Davao. LATCH Davao is an organized group of nursing mothers which aims to promote breastfeeding through knowledge transfer, counseling and peer support. During the event, LATCH member, Chantal Grace Gumban-Febrero discussed about the myths of breastfeeding and rights of breastfeeding mothers. The group also provided free consultation and counselling during the event.