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Translated title of the contribution: Fostering a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace

Yi Chun Chen, Shu Chen Kuo

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Abstract

Creating supportive environments that encourage mothers to breastfeed their children has emerged in recent years as a key health issue for women and children. Taiwan has a large and still growing number of new mothers in the workplace. Early postpartum return to work and inconvenient workplace conditions often discourage women from breastfeeding or cause early discontinuation. This study describes the current status of worksite breastfeeding-friendly policies in Taiwan and selected other countries and assesses the effects of work-related factors on working mother breastfeeding behavior. Although maternity leave has been positively correlated with breastfeeding duration, maternity leave in Taiwan remains significantly shorter than in other countries. Flexible working conditions, the provision of lactation rooms, and support from colleagues are critical components of promoting breastfeeding in the workplace.

Translated title of the contributionFostering a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding-friendly policy
  • Working mothers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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