Child Care Facilities in the Workplace Steering Committee September 2009. Breastfeeding and work. Content. GOAL MANDATE WORK-LIFE BALANCE BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT WHERE TO START DPSA PLAN DISCUSSION. GOAL.
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2nd National Gender Indaba 2009
EHW Indaba VIII
WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months, and with solid foods from 6 months- breastfeeding for at least one year
UNICEF recommends that breastfeeding is the nutrition of choice for all babies wherever they are born. HIV positive mothers should be encouraged to breastfeeding for up to two years (www.path.org)
Survey/ consult your employees, especially those that do not return to work after pregnancy- their views and experiences may surprise you!
Find out what managers/ co-workers need to know to support mothers to be
Test out providing lactation support/ equipment
Cost- Benefit analysis- it will repay your efforts!