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Make all Work Places and all Public Places, Breastfeeding Friendly

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Breast milk is the perfect food for all the dietary and nutritional needs of infants for the first six months of life– no manufactured product can be compared with it. It also offers all the antibodies an infant needs to ward off dangerous and life threatening diseases. However, in Pakistan only 40% of mothers practice early initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth and only 38 % of mothers exclusively breastfeed their children.

One of the main reasons behind low breastfeeding rate in Pakistan is lack of enabling environment for breastfeeding at public places even there is no concept of specific space at most of the work places for breastfeeding mothers where they can take care of their child in a comfortably and safe environment.

We demand that breastfeeding corners and spaces be established at all public and private workplaces and public places like shopping malls, parks, airports, railway stations and hospitals etc.

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