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Breastfeeding support in the workplace - a global guide for employers

Breastfeeding is key to the comprehensive development of children, their mothers and society.


Family-friendly policies enable parents and caregivers to provide the best start in life for their children; they pay off in healthier, better-educated children, a better-equipped workforce and lead to sustainable growth. Family-friendly policies help workers to reconcile work and family responsibilities and advance the well-being and development of their children. UNICEF has identified four major policy areas to children’s well-being, women’s empowerment and the provision of decent work for caregivers.

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