Employers – let's make breastfeeding work!🤱
The @ilo recommends that countries enact legislation providing 18 weeks of maternity leave with 100% pay, covered by public funds.
Currently, only 11% of countries meet this recommended standard.
Employers are encouraged to work with governments to support #breastfeeding employees🤱🏾: Offer at least 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, preferably six months; and paid paternity leave.
When a #breastfeeding mother returns to work, her ability to continue 🤱🏻 depends on having access to breastfeeding breaks; a safe, private, and hygienic space for expressing and storing breastmilk; and affordable childcare at or near her workplace.
🤱🏾Infants are more likely to be
👨🏾⚕️Better attendance at well-baby visits
💪🏾Higher rates of immunizations
😢Lower rates of infant mortality
🧠Improved early brain development
This is what co-workers can do to support breastfeeding mums. #WorldBreastfeedingWeek
Longer durations of maternity leave are associated with improved maternal physical and mental health, in the postpartum period and across the life course.
This is what low makers can do to support breastfeeding mums. ⬇️
🤱🏾43% of newborns initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth
🤱🏻41% of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed
It is safe, clean, contains antibodies which help protect against many common childhood illnesses.
We can all help make society #breastfeeding friendly.
That's the best way to give a child a great start in life! bit.ly/2yIJ49c
We all can support #breastfeeding mums!🤱🏽🤱🤱🏿
Support #breastfeeding mums! 🤱🏽🤱🤱🏿
#Breastfeeding saves lives! 🤱🏽🤱🏼🤱🏾
- giving only breast milk unless there are medical reasons
- prioritizing donor human milk when a supplement is needed, and
- helping mothers who want to formula feed to do so safely.
- letting mothers and babies stay together day and night
- making sure that mothers of sick babies can stay near their babies.
Support #breastfeeding mums! 🤱🏻🤱🏽🤱
Let`s ALL support #breastfeeding mums! 🤱🤱🏿🤱🏽🤱🏻