I am missing the following hashtag on Linkedin this week: #breastfeedingweek
In my eyes, breaking the breastfeeding taboo at work is super relevant.
The WHO and UNICEF recommend safe complementary (solid) foods at six months together with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond. Yes: two years! And still, many people frown when I tell them I am still breastfeeding my 14-month-old toddler.
Lucky me, not at mobile.de GmbH
My people manager David Gebhardt is super supportive. When I returned from maternity leave after nine months, I could arrange all my meetings and commutes around the milk supply chain. No one was expecting me to join late meetings or team dinners. I am still not traveling overnight. I cannot express how grateful I am to leave the decision to my child when to stop breastfeeding.
And I am also very thankful that Germany protects mothers, too:
Under the Maternity Protection Act in Germany, you are legally entitled to breastfeeding time at work. You are entitled to at least one hour a day in which you can breastfeed your child or pump milk, or one and a half hours if you work more than eight hours in a row.
Breastfeeding must not result in a loss of earnings!!!
(read here https://lnkd.in/ebdhYxAK).