Mothers supporting a family-friendly culture in the workplace.
Breastfeeding is an important national healthcare agenda for a healthy nation. The World Health Organisation and Health Promotion Board (Singapore) advocate exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and to continue for 2 years and beyond. As maternity leave is 4 months duration, mothers need to continue breastfeeding even after they have started work. The employers’ support is hence invaluable.
To prepare workplaces to be family friendly, NTUC U Family and The Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore) (ABAS) have jointly developed a Workplace Breastfeeding Mentor Programme to provide information and support to new mothers in breastfeeding.
If you are a working mum who is passionate in the area of breastfeeding and would like to encourage other new mums in their breastfeeding journey, join this half-day programme to be trained by accredited trainers from ABAS.
How to deal with basic breastfeeding problems
Helping your workplace to be breastfeeding friendly
If you have any questions about the Workplace Breastfeeding Mentor programme, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support from Employers
NTUC U Family would like to seek employers’ support to nominate 1 or 2 female employees who are passionate in the area of breastfeeding to be Workplace Breastfeeding Mentors in the company. We also seek employers’ support to offer paid leave for them to attend the course which is to be paid by company.
About The Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy Singapore (ABAS)
The Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore) – ABAS – is an alliance of healthcare institutions, healthcare professionals’ associations, mother-support groups and individual healthcare professionals in private practice who see breastfeeding of infants as an important fundamental building block for the health of the nation.
The association is committed to the well-being of both mothers and babies and will do its utmost to promote, protect and support breastfeeding and ensure that the babies get the best start in life.