As a mom we all wanted the best for our baby. We ensure that they get the best of everything and we also ensure that they get the “Colostrum”, the very first milk that will flow from the mothers breast. But we also encounter difficulties when it comes to breastfeed our babies. I remember an incident were I need to feed my youngest son at a food court with lots of people because the comfort room is full an there is no nursing station then. It’s really a burden that time to nurse my son and most of the time people are looking at you as if you are a criminal.

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Sample of Breastfeeding Rooms at Philips Office.

That is why I take pride in joining Philips AVENT with their advocacy of committing every mother that breastfeeding is important and we do that comfortably in any place like the workplace. Philips AVENT is proud to announce their advocacy of Comfortable Anywhere: Breastfeeding at Work, it is an advocacy that encourages office across the country to make it easier and more comfortable for moms to breastfeed in the workplace by setting up a breastfeeding rooms. Which also coincides with World Breastfeeding Month in the country.

“At Philips AVENT we’re committed to supporting parents and their babies, giving them the best start in life to set the stage for healthy futures.  We know that most new moms want to breastfeed their baby because they believe it’s healthier for them. “ RJ Buenaventura, General Manager for Philips Consumer Lifestyle

The event talks about not just a mothers boobs but also the effect of breastfeeding and the economical value of it. I learned a lot from Dr. Yogi Reyes about the importance and the ability to ensure the best of health breastfeeding will provide babies. She also discussed RA 10028 or the breastfeeding law in the Philippines which I commend former President Arroyo for passing. It mandates malls and other establishment to have a nursing station were mommies can feed and pump their milk.

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Dra. Yogi Reyes and Philips Avent Executives.

“We believe that breastfeeding moms should feel comfortable wherever they choose to breastfeed, whether at home or at work,” says Pia Umayam, Business Development Manager for Philips AVENT. “A breastfeeding room at the workplace should offer moms not only a hygienic, private and comfortable place to breastfeed but go the extra mile to make a real difference during a very precious time in their lives. Through this advocacy, we want to help corporate offices set up these breastfeeding rooms and support the breastfeeding moms in those workplaces.”

As part of that advocacy Philips AVENT invites Human Resource people during the event to help their respective companies to sign up and provide the Comfortable Anywhere program. Which Philips AVENT can help in the design and support moms on the workplace by giving Philips AVENT breastfeeding packs.

To be part of the COMFORTBLE ANYWHERE advocacy, email Lester Hernandez at lester.hernandez@philips.com. For more information on Philips AVENT, log on to www.philips.com.ph or check the Philips AVENT Philippines facebook fan page.

 

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 About Royal Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 108,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com.ph.

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