British star Myleene Klass broke down in tears during a charity trip to the Philippines as she met with struggling mothers who had lost their children to disease.
The singer-turned-Tv presenter, whose own mum hails from the country, visited the capital Manila for aid agency Save The Children and she was distraught to meet women who were dealing with tragedy.
In a report for Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, the mother-of-two details her trip and backs a new campaign which encourages new mothers to breast feed their children in the first hour after giving birth to help protect them from infection.
She writes, "Standing in a slum house in the Philippines, I was holding and crying with a woman I had only just met. As a mum myself, I felt so much for Vilma because she has lost one of her children. I went to the capital Manila with aid agency Save the Children to see how young mums cope in appalling conditions... I am backing a new campaign which centres on the alarming finding that 95 babies could be saved every hour if mothers around the world breastfed immediately after giving birth... British mums have choices as to how to raise their babies. They have help, access to hospitals and advice, and information at the click of a button. Sadly, and wrongly, in the Philippines, they feel there is little or no choice."