World health organisation (WHO) recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond. Experts suggest breastfeeding within the first day of birth until the infant start having a balanced wholesome meal.
While it’s easier for stay at home moms to breastfeed their child, it’s the women at work who face a challenge in meeting their child’s daily requirement of breast milk. There is indeed a shift in daycare industry that is now encouraging their parents to visit daycare during office hours & breast feed their child. Also we have seen daycares creating comfortable & private feeding area.
Leading daycare brand Amelio Early implements the WHO guidelines for promoting breastfeeding at very level at their centres. Right from centre design till infant care care program & policy, everything has been designed keeping the requirement of a feeding mother.
Satish Kumar, Head – Curriculum, Amelio Early Education says “We are aware that most working mothers return to work in their babies’ first year of life. We know the benefits of breastfeeding, that it is better for both mom and baby. We have always incorporated a well-designed breastfeeding area in our infant room, across all centres. Our infant caregivers are knowledgeable and supportive of breastfeeding. We are counseling every infant’s mother about the importance of breastfeeding and support to give children and their mothers a significant health advantage.”
Breastfeeding may be the single most important thing a mother can do to contribute to her baby’s healthy development. We are counseling every infant’s mother about the importance of breastfeeding and support to give children and their mothers a significant health advantage.
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