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1 CRÈCHE AT THE WORKPLACE Creating a Home and a School at the Workplace

2 “to the women of the world – without whom, none of us would be anything …”

3 Everyone has a… Mother Sister Wife Daughter

4 Significant roles in sustaining humanity

5 …pastpresent…future…generations. The mother is the strongest link…

6 In the world of work…

7 Every mother is a working woman…

8 At the workplace, there are common concerns between the employer and the employees.

9 Common Concerns Work productivity Well-being

10 How can the employer maintain work productivity levels? Retain good workers Retain good workers Harmonious work relationship Harmonious work relationship Quality work output Quality work output

11 How can the employee/worker keep job security and good work output? Absenteeism from work Absenteeism from work Childcare problems Childcare problems Illnesses Illnesses Expenses Expenses LESSLESS

12 Economic Costs $ £¥P FOOD Largest expenses from the family budget

13 HEALTH Unexpected expenses $ £¥P Economic Costs

14 Women’s Worries … Women’s Work Infant formula purchase covers one-fourth of the minimum monthly income (e.g. Philippines:P3,000.00)

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16 Women’s Worries … Women’s Work Bottle feeding paraphernalia: bottles, teats, steriliser, detergent, water, fuel

17 Women’s Worries … Women’s Work Routine and stressful tasks: Cleaning and sterilising bottles, mixing the milk, feeding, disruptive sleep, etc.

18 A sick child incurs medical expenses: doctor’s fees, medicine, hospitalisation, transportation cost Women’s Worries … Women’s Work $ £¥P

19 Hoey and Ware, 1997, North Carolina, USA United States $ medical expenses per baby during the first year of life

20 If a child is bottlefed… 25 times at risk of getting25 times at risk of getting sick and hospitalised sick and hospitalised

21 2,033 clinic visits 2,033 clinic visits 212 excess days of hospitalisation 212 excess days of hospitalisation 609 excess prescriptions 609 excess prescriptions per 1,000 bottlefed babies:

22 Women’s Worries … Women’s Work Asthma and allergies Gastro-intestinal upsets Infections: Respiratory tract Urinary tract Ear infections Ball and Wright, 1999, USA Baby’s Illnesses :

23 Women’s Worries … Women’s Work Heart Ailment Leukemia Juvenile Diabetes Meningitis Baby’s Illnesses:

24 Women’s Worries … Women’s Work Unwanted Pregnancy Cancer: Breast and Ovarian Osteoporosis Aneamia

25 Women’s Worries… Women’s Work Absenteeism Fears Job Loss

26 Worst Economic Depletion Jobs at stakeJobs at stake Work productivity level decreasesWork productivity level decreases Loss of savingsLoss of savings

27 Parental absence from work to care for a formula-fed baby is expensive to both parents and employers.

28 Who gains? Who loses?

29 Country loses dollar reserves from milk and medicine importation Country loses dollar reserves from milk and medicine importation Country loses health resources due to increased illnesses and hospitalisation Country loses health resources due to increased illnesses and hospitalisation Phillipines 1997 : $416 million dollars

30 Family loses savings, emotional bonding and quality time in nurturingFamily loses savings, emotional bonding and quality time in nurturing Environment suffers from dumping waste and depletion of resourcesEnvironment suffers from dumping waste and depletion of resources Disempowers womenDisempowers women

31 Irreparable damage to the future generationIrreparable damage to the future generation

32 For working mothers the best resort, the best resource is breastfeeding…

33 have lower incidence of serious diseases: gastro-intestinal upsets, allergies and asthma, respiratory and urinary tract infections Lawrence, 1997 Breastfeeding babies

34 In Australia, risk of childhood asthma decreases by at least 40% in infants breastfed for four months. Oddy WH, British Medical Journal, 1999.

35 Exclusive breastfeeding reduced the risk of asthma by 30% reduced the risk of asthma by 30% 48% in families with a history of asthma- related illnesses 48% in families with a history of asthma- related illnesses Gdalevich M, Mimouni D, Mimouni M, Journal of Pediatrics, A Medline review of 12 studies concluded:

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37 If a mother is breastfeeding… through LAM (Lactation Amenorrhea Method) 98.8% efficacy of not getting pregnant within six months98.8% efficacy of not getting pregnant within six months Labbok, 1999

38 50% reduced risk of getting uterine, ovarian and breast cancer50% reduced risk of getting uterine, ovarian and breast cancer If a mother is breastfeeding… Zheng, 1994

39 If a mother is breastfeeding… Less chance of getting osteoporosis or brittle bones Less chance of getting osteoporosis or brittle bones Less post-partum hemorrhage Less post-partum hemorrhage Hepatitis Hepatitis Thyroid cancer Thyroid cancer

40 three days of employee sick leave per breastfed baby in the first year of its lactation support program Aetna Insurance estimated a savings $1,435 on medical claims per breastfed baby AND

41 Aetna’s Return of Investment 3:1.26 Aetna’s TOTAL SAVINGS: $108,737

42 Balancingbreastfeeding and work benefits all.

43 How?

44 Breastfeeding breaks A woman shall be provided with the right to one or more daily breaks or a daily reduction of hours of work to breastfeed her child. (Art. 10, ILO MPC 183) ILO Maternity Protection Convention 183 E.O. 51 and RA 7600 Philippine Breastfeeding Laws:

45 Breastfeeding breaks

46 Breastmilk expression

47 Cup feeding

48 Expressed Breastmilk Lifespan 10 – 12 hours at room temperature 10 – 12 hours at room temperature Will last for years in a freezer as long as it does not thaw Will last for years in a freezer as long as it does not thaw days inside a refrigerator days inside a refrigerator

49 Wet Nursing

50 Counseling support

51 Mother-Baby Friendly Environment

52 Crèche at the workplaces Philippine Daycare Law E.O. 340 Philippine Breastfeeding Laws: E.O. 51 and RA 7600

53 How to set up a crèche at the workplace

54 A Crèche is a French word used internationally to mean a daycare for babies and toddlers Daycare means whole day program and services

55 Elements of a Mother-Baby Friendly Crèche/Daycare

56 SENSE OF PRINCIPLES Child First based on Children’s Rights Child First based on Children’s Rights Human Bonding fosters Mother and Child Interaction and Security Human Bonding fosters Mother and Child Interaction and Security

57 SENSE OF PRINCIPLES Earth-Friendly Earth-FriendlyEco-friendly activities, healthy diet through indigenous foods and breastfeeding

58 Culture-based Culture-based SENSE OF PRINCIPLES

59 Nurturing Young Environmentalists

60 STRUCTURAL SPACE Developmentally appropriate to the age of the child

61 Communication space AccessibilityAccessibility Mobility - No barriers that would imprison the childMobility - No barriers that would imprison the child Play spacePlay space

62 Safety Features Cradles or hammocks (non-plastic based)Cradles or hammocks (non-plastic based) for sleeping babies

63 Safety features Screened or thick glass walls for visibility Screened or thick glass walls for visibility Well - Ventilated Well - Ventilated Electrical outlets not within children’s reach Electrical outlets not within children’s reach

64 Learning Environment Creative shapes and colors applied to the shape of the doors, windows and shelves Creative shapes and colors applied to the shape of the doors, windows and shelves

65 PROGRAM AND SERVICES Developmentally appropriate to the age of the child

66 Early childhood education for babies and toddlers Early childhood education for babies and toddlers PROGRAM AND SERVICES

67 Custodial childcare Custodial childcare Preventive healthcare Preventive healthcare Natural healing foods Natural healing foods Continuous 10-hour services Continuous 10-hour services

68 Crèche opens at 7:30 am

69 Crèche closes at 5:30 pm

70 Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Curriculum Making Curriculum Making Culture - Based Culture - Based Sensitive to the needs of the child Sensitive to the needs of the child Learn and Play Learn and Play Interactive Interactive

71 Natural Healing Foods Natural Healing Foods Babies are exclusively breastfed for six months Babies are exclusively breastfed for six months Breastfeeding and complementary feeding for ages above 6 months Breastfeeding and complementary feeding for ages above 6 months

72 Natural foods are given every two-hour interval Natural foods are given every two-hour interval

73 Primary healthcare Herbal drinks Herbal drinks Therapeutic massage Therapeutic massage Preventive healthcarePreventive healthcare

74 Custodial Childcare Custodial Childcare Bathing Bathing Escorting toddlers Escorting toddlers to walk to walk Dressing-up Dressing-up Toilet training Toilet training Sleeping Sleeping Changing diapers Changing diapers

75 SUPPORT & SUSTAINABILITY ILO Convention 183 ILO Convention 183 on Maternity Protection on Maternity Protection Mother Support Group Mother Support Group Income-generating Activities Income-generating Activities Participatory process Participatory process

76 Practical Steps… 1.Meeting of Minds: Proponent & Beneficiaries Proponent & Beneficiaries

77 2. General Assembly: Employer, Employees & Proponent Employer, Employees & Proponent 3. Focal Point: Human Resource Department (HRD) Human Resource Department (HRD) 4. HRD and Proponent: Crèche Proposal Crèche Proposal Practical Steps…

78 5. Action Plan Practical Steps…

79 6. MOA: Management & Proponent

80 Practical Steps… 7. Pool of resources

81 8. Setting-up of the Crèche 9. Processing of Parent Enrollees

82 10. Contract with Parents & Proponent Parents & Proponent 11. Launching of the Crèche center

83 POOL OF RESOURCES Available Accessible Affordable 5 As Appropriate Accountable

84 A Production of: Arugaan, Philippines 2002 Supported by: World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (Maternity Protection Seed Grants)


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