I opened up Guatemala’s paper of record, the Prensa Libre, this morning to find a full-on nursing baby pictured on page two, not above the fold but noticeable nonetheless. (Cyanobacteria contaminating Lake Atitlan was relegated to page 10, old news.)
Flip to the two-page spread on pages 34 and 35 and you will find drawings of how to breastfeed and the benefits for you baby clearly outlined. "Mother’s Milk is Irreplaceable" reads the headline.
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Leave your examples of how your country is celebrating in the comments to this post!
The more I thought about this article, the more enamored I became with the idea. The main newspaper is its own little ministry of health – printing detailed, useful information available to the public for 3Q (less than 50 cents) or free from any Pollo Compero (as demonstrated by a business teacher in one of my previous posts).