JHMC now certified motherbaby friendly workplace
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.