Print ISSN: 0016-4139 Online ISSN: 2719-082X
This study is an institutional-based descriptive KAP survey utilizing pretested, structured questionnaires. thee results of this survey are deemed helpful to the administrators, policymakers, and managers of Bicol University when planning educational interventions on breastfeeding in the workplace. Of the 300 female Bicol University (BU) personnel of the reproductive age, 35% had a low level of knowledge, 29% had moderate knowledge and only 24% got a high level of knowledge on exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace. the attitude indicators obtained a general weighted mean of 3.96 interpreted as “Agree” which indicates that the respondents had a positive attitude toward exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace. !e respondents’ most preferred breastfeeding practices in the workplace were flexible working hours and options (83%), scheduling of breastfeeding breaks (74%), and receiving a breast milk expression pack, training, and support (67%). Indeed, there is a need to boost efforts among Bicol University personnel to improve their understanding, desired attitude, and practices towards exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the workplace. For the holistic well-being of BU personnel, it is strongly recommended that the proposed evidence-based Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Workplace Promotion Extension Program be firmly supported by BU administrators.