May 24, 2024

In time for the celebration of Nutrition Month, the Baguio Burnham Lions Club (BBLC) of District 301-C has donated a lactation station to the Baguio City Hall on July 5.
The station was inaugurated by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and City Health Officer Rowena Galpo.
The BBLC led by president Charita Espina-Espiritu, with vice president 1 Di Anne Mendoza who is also the general manager of the Breastfeeding Care Center of the North, launched the project in response to the clamor to have a lactation station at City Hall.
Mendoza said the idea of setting up a lactation station started when during a “latch-on” event at City Hall, mothers who were breastfeeding or those who wanted to express their milk could not do so because there was no area where they could comfortably breastfeed or express their milk.
As the group’s way of ensuring compliance with Republic Act 10028 or the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act, the BBLC decided to make the lactation station as their culminating project for 2020-2021.
RA 10028 requires workplaces whether medical or nonmedical to provide lactation stations, provide extra 40 minutes of lactation break for mothers to express their milk, and have a lactation policy in place. – Press release