Nestlé Issues Policy Supporting Breastfeeding

Formula maker Nestlé has issued a global Maternity Protection Policy for its employees, which provides for at least 14 weeks of paid maternity leave and the right to extend that leave to up to six months. It also guarantees access to breastfeeding rooms at company locations with more than 50 female employees. Peter Vogt, deputy executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Nestlé, said, “This policy will help us better support mothers and their families in our sites across the world and reinforces our support for exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of a child’s life.” When online users visit the Nestlé Baby website, “Breastmilk is best for your baby,” pops up, with additional information about breastfeeding and consulting a healthcare professional before introducing infant formula.

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