Event for the promotion of breastfeeding
On Saturday, November 2nd 2019, on the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week, an event for the promotion of breastfeeding was organised in Athens by the Municipality of Attica with the scientific coordination of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DHEMS). The theme was “Breastfeeding: a warm embrace, a healthy way of life”. During the event, the public was informed about the multiple benefits of breastfeeding. Pregnant women and new mothers discussed their concerns and took advice from experienced pediatricians and midwives. Leaflets and other material were distributed. On behalf of DHEMS, Associate Professor Vicky Benetou, MD, pediatrician, was scientifically responsible for the event, with the support of two MSc students of the Department, Dr. Katerina Niforou, MD and Ms. Kristallia Niforou, nutritionist-dietitian.
The event was further supported by the Hellenic Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine and the NGO “Friends of Breastfeeding”.