breastfeeding

Photo Essay – Aruga: Potraits of Indigenous Breatsfeeding

August 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photos and Text by Gigie Cruz “Aruga” is a sequel to “Dede,” a work in progress to document indigenous breastfeeding practices in the Philippines. Breastmilk is the most important source of nutrition a mother can provide her child.  It is also considered to be nature’s first immunization keeping infants safe from infections.  Passed into law in March 2010, the Expanded Breastfeeding Act  (originally The Rooming-in and Breastfeeding Act of 1992) emphasizes on the right of the mother [...]