Making Breastfeeding Work for Working Mothers in the Philippines

10 Dec 20
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Maternity Protection
Location: East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English
Audience: Employers, Mothers and caregivers, Policy makers and legislators
Programs: Community mobilization, Policy advocacy

Making breastfeeding work for working mothers in the Philippines

A new generation of mothers in the Philippines is showing that with support from the government, workplaces, communities and families, mothers can combine breastfeeding and work. Five working Filipina mothers - Mylene, Abigail, Sienna, Julie, and Nori Anne - share their stories and the support they received that was crucial to exclusively breastfeed their children, such as Facebook groups, government policies, and workplace support.