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As part of the activities to mark World Breastfeeding Week 2019, on Wednesday, 7 August, PAHO will hold the webinar "Protect breastfeeding in the workplace".

The event is organized with the objective of discussing the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and children and presenting country experiences with maternity protection laws for both the formal and informal sectors. We hope this is a space for discussion in which we can renew our commitment, empower parents and enable breastfeeding through maternity protection laws and recommended breastfeeding practices.

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Protect breastfeeding in the workplace

BreastfeedingWeekposter2019 engThis year´s theme of World Breastfeeding Week, from 1 to 7 of August, is "Protect breastfeeding in the workplace". World Breastfeeding Week is an opportunity for the Pan American Health Organization to call on governments to continue their efforts to strengthen measures to protect, promote, and support the right to breastfeeding. These regulatory measures include the adoption and monitoring of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) and subsequent relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly (WHA), implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), implementation of a maternity rights policy compatible with the Maternity Protection Convention and Recommendations of the International Labor Organization (ILO), as well as providing specialized assistance and advice on feeding infants and young children.



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