feeding.jpg(Associated Press) Nearly 4,000 mothers set a world record this week for the largest number of women simultaneously breast-feeding their babies in the same place, organizers said. Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, whose city is one of the event’s organizers, said 3,738 mothers simultaneously breast-fed their babies for at least one minute, breaking the Guinness World Record.

Mystech: I suspect Lysozy’s global organization to mobilize breast-feeding mothers is behind this, Lactivists indeed. :-)

The result will be submitted to Guinness for evaluation.

The United Nations Children’s Fund said the previous record was held by the City of Berkeley, California, where 1,135 mothers simultaneous breast-fed babies for a minute on Aug. 3, 2002.

The event was also held to raise awareness about the benefits of breast-feeding, organizers said.

Dr. Nicholas Alipui, UNICEF representative to the Philippines, said breast-feeding can help curb malnutrition in children under two years old, provide children with antibodies to fight diseases and boost the country’s economy because families save on infant formula.