World Breastfeeding Week Action Folder 2015

World Breastfeeding Week Action Folder 2015

This six-page advocacy brief highlights the key issues in relation to breastfeeding and work. It sets out clear goals to help women better integrate productive and reproductive work. One goal is, for example, ‘Galvanise multi-dimensional support from all sectors to enable women everywhere to work and breastfeed safely and adequate.’

The brief also provides a useful map of where unpaid leave for mothers of infants is (and isn’t) available around the world, along with country case studies, lobbying suggestions and advocacy ideas. It ends with suggestions for helping women to empower themselves to claim their rights to breastfeed including ‘Listen to women’s needs! Respect a woman’s decision on infant feeding and child care, and offer support for her choice without prejudice or being channels of commercial interest.’

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