The Gift of Love (GoL) Celebration is an annual event by The Breastfeeding Advocates Network (TBAN). This year it took place at Da Men Mall in Subang from 22nd to 23rd September. The two-day bazaar has been raising funds for its breastfeeding awareness projects through booth sales consecutively for six years. Mommypreneurs took up the booths as an opportunity for them to generate income and elevate their brand awareness to the public.
Besides shopping, the event which was graced by YB Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community also saw breastfeeding mothers converge for the Malaysian Big Latch - an event that gathers breastfeeding mothers to breastfeed their babies simultaneously in support of normalizing breastfeeding in our country.
It was an attempt to break their previous Malaysia Book of Records for the “Largest Group Breastfeeding Session Nationwide” which was held at Atria Mall on August 7th 2016. However, the previous record could not be superseded as the turn out for this year were only 610 mothers compared to 820 in the year 2016.
The GoL Celebration is an educational, fun and wholesome event for the whole family. There were also parenting related activities including talks by experts on topics such as nutrition, birthing, prenatal & postnatal yoga, babywearing, infant massage, breastfeeding tips and even advice on how to rock that maternity or breastfeeding style.
For more information, visit TBAN’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/TheBreastfeedingAdvocatesNetwork/