The Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit is a collection of advocacy tools aimed at improving policies and financing for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. One of the seven action areas identified focuses on creating supportive leave and workplace policies. The Global Breastfeeding Collective calls on political leaders and employers to use these resources to advocate for improved economic and health outcomes by expanding maternity protection. Maternity protection laws and breastfeeding-friendly workplace initiatives may require multiple ministries, organizations, and the private sector to work together to ensure that nothing gets in the way of a mother’s ability to breastfeed her baby.
For more information on the other six priority action areas, see the Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit and the Call to Action.