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A bronze statue of Angelina Jolie breastfeeding two babies is to be unveiled in Oklahoma City.

The sculpture – titled Landmark For Breastfeeding – was created by artist Daniel Edwards and will be unveiled on September 11 at MainSite, a contemporary art gallery. An official copy of the sculpture is expected to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on October 6 for the New York Academy of Art’s annual Take Home A Nude art auction.

“Landmark for Breastfeeding” was inspired by last year’s cover of W magazine featuring Angelina Jolie feeding her new babies.

“Hopefully, my sculpture inspires an increase of wetnurses to assist women who have concerns about mastitis, or passing HIV to their infant,” said artist Daniel Edwards.

From 1-7 August 2009, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), and breastfeeding advocates in more than 150 countries worldwide will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) for the 18th year. For more information, click here.

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