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For breastfeeding moms

Are you a breastfeeding mom? Does your workplace encourage and support breastfeeding?

Here is a checklist of requirements in establishing a breastfeeding room or lactation station in places of work, as mandated by RA No. 10028, the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act sponsored by Senator Pia S. Cayetano:

1) Accessible to breastfeeding women

2) Adequately provided with necessary equipment & facilities, including:

  • Lavatory for hand-washing
  • Refrigeration or appropriate cooling facilities for storing expressed breastmilk
  • Electrical outlets for breast pumps
  • A small table
  • Comfortable seats

3) Private, clean, sanitary, well ventilated, comfortable, and free from contaminants/hazardous substances

4) Not located in the toilet

5) Has no form of promotion, marketing, and/or sales of infant formula and/or breastmilk substitutes

A breastfeeding station in SM
Senator Pia Cayetano stands in front of a breastfeeding station, which became a common feature in malls and public places, following the passage of the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act.
Checklist for a breastfeeding room
Here’s a checklist of requirements when establishing a breastfeeding room in the workplace under RA 10028, the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act.
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At the opening of the Senate’s breastfeeding room in 2015 with Senator Pia Cayetano and breastfeeding moms working at the Upper Chamber.

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