In Myanmar society, mothers breastfeed their babies as a tradition with compassion. So, older people say that the reddish blood of a mother from her body changes its colour to the whitish one in the breasts before feeding it to babies with their compassion.
It means the great compassion of mothers over their children. It is a wonderful symbol of Myanmar’s motherly spirit. Verse vasa, children show their love to their mothers based on the interrelation of compassion between them. The breast milk of mothers proves their mental and physical exchange of compassion. How wonderful it is!
As a gesture of honouring the motherly spirit of breastfeeding mothers, the global countries mark World Breastfeeding Week set every August for the first seven days of the month. It is because breastfeeding mothers are playing a key role to turn out the greatest outstanding persons-to-be who would have the capacity to shape the future world.
The day aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security.
The event is organized every year by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. Along the way, it works with the World Health Organization and UNICEF to get its aid to the right people in the right communities.
Breastfeeding weeks aim to raise awareness of the health and wellbeing outcomes of breastfeeding and the importance of supporting mothers to breastfeed for as long as they wish. As part of marking the day, the UN agencies, especially UNICEF provides aid to global countries for improving the life of breastfeeding mothers and their families including babies. Such aid would be a support to those families facing difficulties of high charges for necessary materials dealt to breastfeeding babies.
Truly, breastfeeding mothers are admirable. They are supporting their husbands for earning incomes for operating the families while nurturing their children to be safely adults. They make the sacrifice with their life and limb for their families abandoning their interests and prioritizing their families. They invest their lives in the family without hoping for any profit.
So, everybody needs to consider the value of breastfeeding mothers. Actually, the mother gave birth to and breastfed them. It should not be forgettable for all. It is impossible to pay back the debt of gratitude for breast milk to the mother.