Photo exhibit dates: Breastfeeding moms, a personal project of Stanley Ong and Jenny Ong

Photographer Stanley S. Ong ( www.stanleyongphotography.com) and his wife, lawyer and L.A.T.C.H. breastfeeding peer counselor Jenny Ong ( www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com) recently embarked on a unique personal project to promote breastfeeding awareness in time for August 2012, the Philippines’ Breastfeeding Promotion Month.

With the theme “inspired by the past, interpreted by modern day moms to be preserved for the future generations” in mind, Stanley and Jenny recreated 17 th and 18 th century breastfeeding paintings into modern photographs.

“We are happy to make this dream come true and we were able to have a photo shoot with the participation of these lovely, breastfeeding moms,” Jenny says.

The Ongs’ theme coincides with the 20 th World Breastfeeding Week’s official theme: “Understanding the Past–Planning the Future.”

Stanley points out the significance of breastfeeding photos, encouraging moms to have their own photos taken to “immortalize that special period they share with their babies.”

“Having a breastfeeding photo is a lifetime keepsake of a fleeting moment,” Stanley explains.

The photographs will first be exhibited at the St. Luke’s Global City’s Lactation Unit from August 1–7, 2012, and will be moved to St. Luke’s Quezon City (SLMC-QC) from August 11–18, 2012. The exhibit will coincide with the very first L.A.T.C.H. class in SLMC-QC, which will be held at the hospital’s ABC Conference Room (2nd Floor).

These photographs will also be exhibited at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City from August 27–29, 2012 in support of the collective campaign of L.A.T.C.H., Arugaan and Akbayan to create awareness on the “monster bill.”

The “monster bill,” a consolidation of four House bills that seek to amend the existing Milk Code, is presently pending at the House of Representatives. The bill aims to allow health and nutritional claims and infant milk donations during disasters and emergencies, among other proposed provisions detrimental to breastfeeding.

The photographs will also be put on display at the Senate through the Office of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano and the All About Baby Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent.

The photographs are also available through a virtual exhibit at Stanley’s site –www.stanleyongphotography.com

Exhibit Dates:

August 1 – 7, 2012, St. Luke’s Global – Lactation Unit

August 11-18, 2012, St. Luke’s Quezon City

August 20-24, 2012, Senate through the Office of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano

August 25, 2012, All About Baby Bazaar, Rockwell Tent

August 27-29, 2012, at the Batasan

Profile of Moms (in the photographs):

Regina Hahn-Siy – Mom of Sophia (6 months old), owner of My Story Photography offering childbirth photography

Abie Co-Floreza – Mom of Raja (7 months old), lawyer and owner of Tickled Moms (cloth diapers, baby carriers)

Michelle Katigbak-Alejandro – Mom of Bella (15 months old), Editor in Chief – Metro Weddings magazine

Bessie Colet-Campillo – Mom of Amara (5 years old) and Adriana (8 months old), owner of Nursingmom (nursing covers and diaper bags)

Jasmin Que – Mom of Holly (2 months old), owner of Le Papillon Brand (ladies’ accessories)

Jenny Ong – Mom of Naima (4 years old) and Erik (7 months old), blogs at www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com and owner of Mama.Baby.Love (breastfeeding accessories)

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 12 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 22 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and beautyoverfifty.net (lifestyle), benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.

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Updated April 20, 2019

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