Kerala-based women-led venture "I love 9 Months", incubated by the Kerala Startup Mission, has set up a Lactation Pod at Technopark here, which will enable working mothers to store breast milk in a safe, comfortable andprivate area in offices.
The facility, set up on the ground floor of Thejaswani block at Technopark, was inauguratedby Dr Saji Gopinath, CEO KSUM, and Tina James, president, e-Wit Technologies, Tuesday.
The state-of-the art facility, 'Domatio', which comes as a trailblazer in mother and child care in the country, can be used by used by all Technopark-based mothers free of cost, to start with, a press release said here.
Taking due care of the safety and privacy of mothers, itssalient featuresinclude a two-way locked 8ftX4ft private room, comfortable chairs with footstool for relaxed pumping and clean and state of the art breast pump.
It will also provide emotional and information support for mothers.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified breast-feeding friendly work place policy a critical component in mother and child wellness.
It works to provide products and services that help improve maternal and infant outcomes, and was selected the best startup in wellness sector in India-Israel Innovation Challenge.
The startup has earlier launched a service called 'Sahodari', to assist mothers with vital checks, physical and emotional and breastfeeding support.
The startup has plans to partner with corporates and government offices to make workplace more mother-baby and breastfeeding-friendly.
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