World Breastfeeding Week is fast approaching. Daizy is a big supporter of encouraging women to breastfeed their little ones, and believe that women should have the right and choice to continue feeding when they return to work. The goals of World Breastfeeding Week 2015 are to continue the work to enhance awareness and to facilitate breastfeeding within the workplace.
Here is this year’s WBW plan:
1) Galvanise multi-dimensional support from all sectors to enable women everywhere to work and breastfeed safely and adequately.
2) Promote actions by employers to become Family/Parent/Baby and Mother-Friendly, and to actively facilitate and support employed women to continue breastfeeding their children.
3) Inform people about the latest in global Maternity Protection entitlements, and raise awareness of the need to strengthen related national legislation and implementation.
4) Strengthen, facilitate and showcase supportive practices that enable women working in the informal sector to breastfeed.
5) Engage with target groups e.g. Trade Unions, Workers Rights Organisations, Human Rights agencies, Women’s, Occupational Health, and Youth groups, to protect the breastfeeding rights of women in the workplace.
The benefits of breastfeeding range well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. Breastfeeding also benefits your health too. It lowers your risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer and naturally uses up to 500 calories a day. It saves money – infant formula, the sterilising equipment and feeding equipment can be costly and can also help to build a strong bond between you and your baby.
Daizy Babies have many natural and ecological products for the care of your baby. Our Muslin Squares can be used as nappies for newborn babies, however, make fantastic cover overs whilst feeding. They are also fantastic for mopping up sick or spillages, and as burp cloths. They dry quickly once they have been washed so can be used frequently in circulation.
Our 6 pack Muslinz come in a variety of bright colours, stock up today!