Breastfeeding at work a "smart investment"

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Allowing women to breastfeed their infants at work helps women balance their professional and personal lives while increasing worker productivity, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Despite the benefits of allowing nursing in the workplace, the ILO says that, in practice, many women actually lose their jobs when they have children.

Susan Maybud, a senior gender specialist at the ILO, says society has a responsibility to support these women.

She spoke to Maria Carlino at the start of World Breastfeeding Week about the ILO's efforts to combat the discrimination women face.

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