The topic? Breastfeeding challenges for working mothers and their families in different workplace settings.
Hosted by Amref International University, The Global Health Network (University of Oxford) and LactaHub, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week 2023.
Please save the date and join us for an engaging, informative LactaWebinar on Thursday, 3 August 2023, 3:00 PM London.
08:00 AM Mexico City
11:00 AM São Paulo
03:00 PM London
05:00 PM Nairobi
07:30 PM New Delhi
Register here: Zoom registration
A Certificate of Attendance can be issued after full participation.
Breastfeeding challenges for working mothers and their families in different workplace settings
As the global community strives to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which include ending hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030, it is imperative that we prioritize good nutrition for women and children during the first 1,000 days from conception until a child turns two years old. Breastmilk is recognized as the single most effective intervention and a necessary building block during this critical period to ensure children can reach their full potential.
However, research has shown that returning to work without adequate support can hinder breastfeeding. Researchers report that some employers and fellow employees are uncomfortable with women breastfeeding at work and that the demands of work often contribute to the decision not to breastfeed or to stop breastfeeding early. The increasing number of women in the workforce underscores the need for breastfeeding support in the workplace, including the provision of lactation rooms and paid time to breastfeed or express breastmilk.
During this LactaWebinar, we aim to foster a dialogue with international experts on the significance of creating a breastfeeding enabling environment in the workplace. We will discuss challenges faced by mothers and offer viable solutions to overcome these challenges.
Dr. Alice Lakati, Director of Research and Community Extension, Amref International University, Kenya
Josephine W. Munene, Maternal, Infant and Child Health Specialist & Lactation Support Professional, Kenya Association for Breastfeeding, Kenya
Dr. Oscar Rojas Trejo, MD, Corporate Occupational Health Manager, Mabe Global, Mexico
Gabrielle Sauini, Scientific Academic Coordinator, Associação Brasileira de Pais, Familiares, Amigos e Cuidadores de Bebês Prematuros, Brazil
Kathrin Litwan, Nutrition Expert and Doctoral Candidate, Yale School of Public Health, USA & Switzerland
Introduction and welcome
Presentations by esteemed international experts
Panel discussion with experts
Q&A session with audience
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