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Dignity for Moms!! Breastfeed Proudly !!

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I am mother of 5.5 months baby...i had to join office in 3 months post delivery..i know d pain of leaving baby at home n feeding formula to her – Richa Gupta

I am a mother of a 6 month old and I face similar stigma because I choose to still feed my child – Divya P.

Poor maternity policies at work, negligible guidance from doctors, fear of low milk supply created by family, lack of privacy in public places...the list of challenges a mother faces when it comes to breastfeeding is endless!!

And many moms even end up feeling guilty or embarrassed about it!! .... But Is This Her Fault?? Why do we make new moms suffer when they are only fulfilling the most natural of all maternal instincts - feeding the baby.

According to UNICEF’s 2012 report, less than 50% of Indian moms exclusively breastfeed in first 6 months.  Is she getting enough support from hospitals, family & workplace? Does she get the right hygiene and privacy in public places?

This is a petition to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Indian Medical Association to issue breastfeeding-friendly directives to employers and hospitals.

This petition calls for the following actions:

1. 6 months of maternity leave and/or crèche facility for new moms at the workplace

2. A dedicated hygienic and private area to use a breast pump in office with a freezer to store the milk.

3. Mandatory counseling in hospitals on breastfeeding by Obstetrician/Lactation consultant to moms & other key family members from the 2nd trimester and guidance during first 2 weeks after birth

4. Hygienic feeding rooms in public places like Malls, Railway Stations, Bus Stops & Airports (only a few International airports have it today)

Signing this petition means reaching out to those who can make a difference…Help create better conditions for all moms to breastfeed with pride.

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This cause is supported by Philips AVENT,, LifeCell and Mom&Me, who pledge to make the change in their respective workplaces and commit to push the cause with medical associations, industrial bodies and policy makers.

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