The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service congratulates St George’s Hospital who have become a breastfeeding friendly workplace. St George’s Hospital is committed to providing support for staff planning to combine breastfeeding with their working lives. Breastfeeding supportive businesses and health organisations are more likely to retain their valuable and experienced staff, and enabling working women to breastfeed is a win-win situation that builds loyal employees, as well as supporting infant and mother health and wellbeing. St George’s Hospital has a breastfeeding policy, resources for staff information, a comfortable and private space for women to breastfeed or express breast milk, and a fridge for breast milk storage. Breastfeeding women visiting the hospital are also welcome to breastfeed in the facility. World Breastfeeding Week #WBW2017, which is coordinated worldwide by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) calls on everyone to work together in partnership to support breastfeeding women. St George’s Hospital is a great example of how this partnership can work in a health care environment.
Photo – Paul Lovett (midwife) Alison Klopper (HR St George’s), Andrea Robinson, (Maternity Manager), Rachel McLachlan (Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service – Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust)