Bernama - Sunday, March 14
KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 (Bernama) -- Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin is all for the National Union of Bank Employees' (NUBE) call for the government to increase the maternity leave from 60 days to 90 days.
She said the ministry would discuss with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to pursue the matter.
"Indeed, there are constraints on the part of the employer if it is implemented, but they (employers) have to look at it from the positive side.
"This is because if the maternity leave is extended, they are actually encouraging mothers to breastfeed their babies," she told reporters after opening the "Say Yes To Breastfeeding" charity dinner here tonight.
1. Government officials will be very happy if this call comes true.
2. My sisters will have more time to breastfeed their babies and grow a closer relationship with the babies.
3. I feel sorry whenever I see the babies have to feed on formulas just because my sisters have to get back to work after 2 months.