Last Friday, November 8th, Bellaflor inaugurated its Lactation Room, becoming the first flower farm in Ecuador to fulfill the interministerial agreement 003-2019. This agreement was created by the Public Health Ministry and the Labor Ministry and its objective is to promote a private space where a nursing mother can use a breast pump.
A lactation room or lactorium is a hygienic, safe and private room where a nursing mother can pump and store her milk until they leave to go back home.
"Our company's philosophy is to promote wellness for our employees and their families, breastfeeding is a priority for our working mothers and we support them by providing the necessary space and time to use a breast pump and keep nursing even after their maternity leave is over", said Maricarmen Ocejo of Bellaflor.
The lactation room consists of 5 private rooms with a comfortable couch, a waiting room, refrigerator to store breast milk only and a hand washing station provided with all the required amenities.
"We are the first and only flower farm in Ecuador to provide a lactation room, our users feel very happy and supported to have a comfortable space to keep up their nursing journey", Maricarmen concludes.