JHMC now cer­ti­fied moth­erbaby friendly work­place

Sun.Star Baguio - - Topstories - PR

THE DEPART­MENT of Health re­cently awarded John Hay Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (JHMC) with a Mother -Baby Friendly Cer­tifi­cate this year re­ceived by Al­lan Gar­cia, JHMC pres­i­dent and CEO wit­nessed by the its board of di­rec­tors.

A “mother-baby friendly” cer­tifi­cate means JHMC en­sures the pro­mo­tion and prac­tice of breast­feed­ing in the work­place through the es­tab­lish­ment of the lac­ta­tion sta­tion.

JHMC lac­ta­tion sta­tion is open for pub­lic use. It is lo­cated at Cot­tage 628 at the JHMC main of­fice, Camp John Hay. The sta­tion is well-lighted, airy and well ven­ti­lated, with com­fort­able chairs and side ta­bles. It is also equipped with ba­sic ameni­ties such as re­frig­er­a­tors, breast pumps and milk stor­age. On its walls posted are and in­for­ma­tional ma­te­ri­als for mothers to be re­minded of the im­por­tance and ben­e­fits of breast­feed­ing.

The is­suance of the cer­tifi­cate is a con­fir­ma­tion of JHMC’s com­pli­ance with RA 10028 or the Ex­panded Breast­feed­ing Pro­mo­tion Act of 2009 which man­dates health and non-health fa­cil­i­ties to es­tab­lish a lac­ta­tion sta­tion in the work­place.

More than pro­vid­ing lac­ta­tion ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties to its stake­hold­ers, JHMC en­cour­ages its lo­ca­tors to repli­cate the same to fur­ther pro­mote and prac­tice breast­feed­ing in the work­place.

The lac­ta­tion sta­tion is an ini­tia­tive of the JHMC-Gen­der and De­vel­op­ment.

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