Review of national maternity and paternity policies and support for breastfeeding in the workplace in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) ,UNICEF—Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
Thematic Area: Social Protection

Abstract:"Maternity, paternity and parental leaves, as well as policies to support breastfeeding in the workplace, such as breastfeeding breaks and rooms, are a fundamental part of comprehensive social protection systems and early childhood development strategies. The study at hand compares current leave policies as well as policies supporting breastfeeding in the workplace in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean according to the standards established by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and international best practices". (...)

Keywords:maternity leave; Parental leave; breastfeeding; breastfeeding rooms; breastfeeding breaks; legislation; Latin America and the Caribbean
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Type/Issue:Joint Publications/23
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Review of national maternity and paternity policies and support for breastfeeding in the workplace in Latin America and the Caribbean

Executive Summary—Maternity and paternity in the workplace in Latin America and the Caribbean: a review of national policies for paternity and maternity leave and support to breastfeeding in the workplace

Maternidad y paternidad en el lugar de trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe — políticas para la licencia de maternidad y paternidad y apoyo a la lactancia materna