The first lady, Gabriela de Bukele, inaugurated on Thursday 103 breastfeeding rooms from the Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, where one of these spaces is located.
“Breastfeeding is the best start for the life of a baby, the mother and her family, because it is a unique, perfect, personalized, and magical recipe. This government is committed to promoting, protecting, and supporting it,” said First Lady Gabriela de Bukele, who added:
“The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, but since we started our administration, in 2019, we have taken the whole month to celebrate it,” she said.
It is worth mentioning that institutions such as the ministries, autonomous, congress, and mayor of San Salvador already have a breastfeeding committee.
“We have promoted breastfeeding as an essential part of the improvement of the mother-child care model and in our vision of human growth and development,” she said.
These spaces will be available to mothers who work in each of these state institutions as well as to mothers who visit them.
The first lady also referred to the Born with Affection Law, which is linked to the national health system, and reiterated that the objective is to provide quality care with warmth.
“With the National Policy to Support Early Childhood Development Growing Together and the Law Nacer con Cariño, we generate different strategic actions that guarantee the rights of the mother, her baby and her family regarding breastfeeding,” she said.
According to the first lady, the importance lies in exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months and complementary, at least, up to the first two years.
“We create the conditions within the health system to guarantee information, advice, education, and accompaniment towards breastfeeding from pregnancy to newborn care,” she commented.
During the inauguration of the rooms at the airport of El Salvador, the first lady announced that a group of reforms will be presented to the current Law for the Promotion, Protection, and Support of Breastfeeding.
The rooms were accredited after meeting a series of requirements established by the Ministry of Health, which are aligned with international standards, indicated the first lady, Gabriela de Bukele.