13 August 2011

Making Breastfeeding Possible for Working Moms

Chanthira Kankaew, a worker at Marigot jewellery factory, presents breastmilk which she expresses during the day. © UNICEF Thailand/2011/Athit Perawongmetha

Story by Heamakarn Sricharatchanya

SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand - Every morning, Natnaree Kaewprakob breastfeeds her 14-month-old baby, Natthida, before going to work at a factory in Bangpu Industrial Estate in Samut Prakan province. During the day, she expresses her breast milk a few times and stores it to make sure that Natthida has enough to feed on the next day. And when she returns from work at night, she breastfeeds her little one again.