Nursing PhD student Shela Hirani: Breastfeeding moms need support at work and school | Metro Edmonton

Nursing PhD student Shela Hirani: Breastfeeding moms need support at work and school | Metro EdmontonMar 02 2017: There’s a lack of supports for breastfeeding mothers – not to mention locations to lactate – at the University of Alberta and throughout Edmonton, according to one researcher.

Nursing PhD student Shela Hirani recently did an assessment of the university’s breastfeeding facilities and policies, as part of the school’s Sustainability Scholars program, and identified the same kind of gaps she says force many women in society to abandon school or work after giving birth.

“Women are very productive workers in society, but this topic I found very important to address,” Hirani told Metro. “Women who would like to breastfeed do not have the privacy they need and not everyone accepts women that publicly breastfeed.”

More at the source: Breastfeeding moms need support at work and school: UoA researcher | Metro Edmonton

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