CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 17 (PIA) – To provide comfort and convenience to nursing mothers while traveling, the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Regional Task Force is pushing for the Resolution on Breastfeeding Seats in all public buses of Region 10.
The task force proposes that the second seat after the driver (left side of the vehicle) should be intended for lactating mothers.
The Department of Health (DOH)-10 said that this is ideal since the space is just near the vehicle’s door hence, mothers will find it easier to travel with an infant.
Moreover, such resolution is intended to fully realize the DOH’s advocacy of helping mothers, especially passengers to breastfeed their babies even in mobile situation. This is also in relation to the implementation of the Republic Act No. 10028 or the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009.
DOH-10 Regional Director Nimfa Torrizo said that the full implementation of the resolution is one way to work on the department’s direction for this year, “All for Health Towards Health for All, ACHIEVE” (Addressing Community Health Care Issues: Empowering Vigilance thru Education).
As of press time, the task force awaits for the approval of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the effectivity of the resolution.(RTP/PIA10)