Mothers around the world celebrated World Breast Feeding Week. The event, which began on August 1, saw participation from breastfeeding moms, advocates, and legal professionals, Gothamist reported.

The 25th World Breastfeeding Week runs from August 1 to 7 and last week various groups did their best to celebrate the event in the most interesting way possible. World Breast Feeding Week is drawing to a close and around the world, successful celebrations with mothers and babies marked the event.

Gothamist shared how breastfeeding moms and lawyers gathered last Friday in a #New York City subway to hold the “Breastfeeding Subway Caravan.” The event organizers provided breastfeeding equipment for mothers moving across the subway.

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The report stated that the event was specifically held inside a ride on the Train A to Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York, with mothers breastfeeding their children.

#The Big Apple’s version of the Breastfeeding Week had them putting up public lactation pods and units, complete with a bench, changing platform and electrical outlet for mothers who wanted to do pumping. These units were reportedly placed across five boroughs.

Breastfeeding benefits

The event was spearheaded by the local city’s Health and Human Services office, the report pointed out. According to the deputy mayor of the office Dr. Herminia Palacio, breastfeeding has various benefits for babies. One benefit is to bond the mother and baby together and provide long-term health benefits for both the parent and the infant.

“Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk for diabetes, and mothers have a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

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These mobile units are our way to provide mothers in New York City with the equipment they need to breastfeed their babies,” Dr. Palacio added.

The subway caravan project promoted the importance of supporting breastfeeding even in public places, This program reportedly creates healthier communities around the Big Apple, while pushing for more nursing laws to be passed in other states.

Former beauty queen joins

A beauty queen also joined the celebration when she reportedly shared photos of her feeding her baby on social media. Chron reported Miss Universe South Africa 2001 Joann Strauss shattered norms when she posted breastfeeding photos to celebrate the event.

She wrote on her Instagram that breastfeeding should not be trivialized and stigmatized. Strauss represented South Africa during the 2001 Miss Universe pageant.

"Ironically we get more 'likes' when pictures with cleavage are posted and some debates about breastfeeding being 'disgusting' when a mom posts a picture of the most natural thing in the world. Please support moms who breastfeed," Strauss, a mother of two, wrote in the post.