Informal work and maternal and child health: a blind spot in public health and research’ is an important study to understand the intersecting realities of employment conditions, workplace conditions and health outcomes of women, especially of mothers. The authors map the difficulties faced by mothers who want to breastfeed their infants during the first six months, while still being employed in the informal economy.
Despite this being a practice recommended by WHO, the practical difficulties faced by these women are elucidated further in this study, which humanizes the multiple burdens carried by this triply burdened sect.
Source: Informal work and maternal and child health: a blind spot in public health and research.
People Involved: Bhan G, Surie A, Horwood C, Dobson R, Alfers L, Portela A, Rollins N