Board of Regents approves University breastfeeding policy
Good news for breastfeeding employees. The University Board of Regents has recently approved the BSU Policy on Breastfeeding Practices. The policy implements Republic Act No. 7600, otherwise known as “An Act Providing Incentives to All Government and Private Health Institutions with Rooming-In and Breastfeeding Practices and for Other Purposes” as amended by Republic Act 10028 known as the “Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act Of 2009”.
For BSU, the approval and implementation of the policy means lactating employees are now allowed break intervals to breastfeed or express milk in addition to the regular time-off for meals. The implementation of such policy was initiated by Dr. Imelda G. Parcasio, the BSU Gender and Development Focal person. A complete copy of the policy is attached below.