Breastfeeding in the workplace

Healthy beginnings for a better society breastfeeding in the workplace is possible: A toolkit

This toolkit is the first of its kind and was developed to communicate how breastfeeding benefits babies, mothers, families, workers, businesses and the society as a whole; and how they can work together to help mothers combine breastfeeding and work.

The ILO in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the UNICEF implemented the project on Nutrition Security and Maternity Protection through Exclusive and Continued Breastfeeding Promotion in the Workplace (NSMP). Through this project, the ILO worked closely with the government, employers' and workers' organizations in the Philippines to promote and to enhance capacity to support breastfeeding in the workplace.

This toolkit was developed to communicate how breastfeeding benefits babies, mothers, families, workers, businesses and the society as a whole; and how they can work together to help mothers combine breastfeeding and work. It provides guidance to mothers on how they can practice breastfeeding in the workplace, and offers information and tools for medical practitioners, workers, employers, policy makers and implementers in the government to further support breastfeeding in the workplace.