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Toronto moms take part in 2012 Breastfeeding Challenge

A group of mothers gathered to try to get Toronto into the record books.

The eighth annual Breastfeeding Challenge took place Saturday at the East York Civic Centre.

Toronto moms competed with their counterparts in more than 300 cities around the world for the distinction of having the most children breastfeeding at one time.

The event is put on by Toronto Public Health as a way to promote breastfeeding.

“Breastfeeding is so important. It’s great for baby, it’s great for mom. It really encourages bonding, health. It’s just one of the best experiences of my life,” Scarlett Stefanovic, who took part in the competition, told CityNews.

The challenge is put on as part of the World Breastfeeding Week celebration in Canada.

Last year Toronto came third with one hundred mothers taking part.