At a clinic in downtown Toronto the female employees are, in a manner of speaking, stockpiling breast milk. "We call it golden liquid," said Dr. Jessica Kim, director of Fusion Chiropractic and Integrative Health. "It’s probably more valuable than money here."
The office became a breastfeeding-friendly workplace (BFW) in 2008 when a massage therapist returned from maternity leave after just six weeks and wanted to continue nursing her infant. Kim and her colleagues consider breastfeeding the crème-de-la-crème of nutrition and fully supported the therapist. At three-hour intervals the massage therapist got comfy in the staff room to express milk. This Pied Piper of pumping inspired the clinic’s working women and, when they had their own babies, they expressed too. Now the clinic’s freezer is stuffed with baby bottles filled with the priceless fluid. (Labeled, of course.)
Sometimes there are accidents. “People will literally cry over spilt milk,” said Kim, mother of two.
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