A group of Filipino mothers are aiming to set a new world record for mass breastfeeding.

The bid to get into the Guinness Book of Records will be staged at a Manilla sports stadium, reports Gulf News.

Berkely City in California currently holds the Guinness record with 1,130 women who breastfed their babies together in 2002.

The Filipino record bid is part of a campaign to encourage more of the country’s mothers to breastfeed their babies.

"Many Filipino mothers have given us their commitment to join the project at the San Andres sports complex in Manila on May 4," said Carrie Villamor, information officer of the Children for Breastfeeding Inc.

"The Filipino breast- feeders would be able to surpass this record even if the rate of breastfeeding in the country has declined."