Some women find it difficult to return to work after having a baby. As an employer, you can provide a supportive environment to help new moms who choose to breastfeed by becoming a breastfeeding-friendly (also called “Mother-Friendly”) worksite.
New mothers whose jobs offer lactation support are more likely to return to work with their current employer and report increased morale, higher job satisfaction, and better productivity.1
Employers can enjoy benefits, as well, including:
Lower health care costs.
- Decreased absences.
- Lower employee turnover.
- Improved productivity and staff loyalty.
- Enhanced public image of the employer1.
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1 Texas Department of State Health Services
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A mother is entitled to breastfeed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.
Making your workforce aware that you support breastfeeding is the first step toward a mother-friendly worksite. You can do this by:
Providing a private area and flexibility for a mom to pump her breastmilk.
- Providing access to a refrigerator to store breastmilk.
Being a new mom and returning to work can be challenging.
But when your worksite supports your choice to breastfeed, you can:
- Return to work sooner
- Possibly have lower health-care costs because your baby is healthier