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Maternal and Infant Health

Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites are a win-win for employers and employees.  Employers enjoy a 3:1 Return on Investment due to reduced absenteeism, lower staff turnover, lower health insurance costs, and increased productivity and loyalty.  Breastfeeding employees and their babies are healthier.   In comparison to formula-fed infants, breastfed infants have 50% fewer ear infections, and are at a reduced risk for developing SIDS, diabetes, asthma, eczema, gastrointestinal issues and respiratory infections.  Women who breastfeed are at a reduced risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and breast and ovarian cancers. 

Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite is as simple as implementing a policy and providing women a private space to pump.  Please reference our toolkit for sample policies and more information.


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