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Establishing and Supporting Lactation Lounges

For would-be parents and breastfeeding mothers to live and raise their children freely and with peace of mind, every country needs to make the environment for child-rearing easier. Offering places to breastfeed and pump breastmilk is an important part of this.
Making these “Establishing and Supporting Lactation Lounges” widely available helps mothers keep breastfeeding for as long as they wish and reduces the barriers to their return to work after giving birth.

Problems faced by mothers
  • Forced to pump breastmilk in toilets and meeting rooms after returning to work
  • Lack of places to breastfeed when out and about

Pigeon has established and supported Establishing and Supporting Lactation Lounges in many places around the world, including corporate offices, to help create an environment where mothers can breastfeed for longer with peace of mind, and returning to work after childbirth is easier for women. As of the end of 2019, Pigeon had helped establish 12,176 Establishing and Supporting Lactation Lounges in 16 countries around the world.

  • Cnina


  • India


Establishing and Supporting Lactation Lounges in Japan

Pigeon has established Establishing and Supporting Lactation Lounges in its own Head Office and Central Research Institute. These lounges are available not just to Pigeon employees but also to mothers living and working nearby. Thus, not only do they help create a supportive working environment for female employees raising children, they also make a positive contribution to local communities and society at large.

  • Head Quarter

    Address: 4-4, Nihonbashi-Hisamatsucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8480, Japan
    Phone: +81-3-3661-4200
    Fax: +81-3-3661-4320
    Opening hours: 9:00-17:00
    * Not available from June 25 to September 1, 2020 because of renewal.

  • Central Laboratory

    Address: 6-20-4, Kinunodai-Tsukuba Miraishi, Ibaraki 300-2495, Japan
    Phone: 0297-52-6531
    Fax: 0297-52-6533
    Opening hours: 9:00-17:00

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