|Breastfeeding Station Established at Quezon City Hall|
Quezon City sets itself at the forefront of maternal and child care advocacies among the local government units in Metro Manila living up to its billing as one of the country's most mother-baby friendly city.
As part of the city's Women's Month celebration, the QC government, through the initiative of Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, opened up a breastfeeding station within the city hall compound to provide a venue for employees and visitors to nourish their babies. This is also part of the city's campaign to promote breastfeeding among mothers, and even in workplaces.
Mayor Herbert bautista and Vice mayor joy belmonte with Department of Health Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa
Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Belmonte led city officials in opening the new facility located on the inner ground floor of the legislative building. The facility can accommodate as many as 10 nursing mothers at any given time. It is open from 8 am to 5 pm.
Department of Health Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa, who was the guest of honor, lauded the city government for the initiative, which underscores the benefits and advantage of breastfeeding as the normal, natural and preferred method of nourishing infants.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should be breastfed exclusively for six months in order to give both the mother and child, the maximum health benefits.
Quezon City is one of the progressive cities that has adopted into ordinance the Breast Feeding Act of 1992.
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