Why support breastfeeding mothers in your workplace? Because it pays off. With just a little flexibility, your company can be rewarded by lower healthcare costs, fewer employee sick days and improved employee morale and retention.
Learn about the requirements for providing lactation pumping space under the federal Affordable Care Act, and how encouraging and supporting breastfeeding benefits your business in the long term through the information in the links below.
- The HHS Office on Women’s Health has a wealth of information from The Business Case for Breastfeeding program, including solutions for employers to consider for supporting lactation in many different workplace settings. The Office on Women’s Health also offers this resource for employers.
- The Center for WorkLife Law has a new resource, Pregnant@Work, to assist employees, employers and also healthcare providers and attorneys who are supporting pregnant and lactating persons who may be facing discrimination, with information and resources to address issues and concerns.
- Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies: An Employer’s Toolkit, from the National Business Group on Health.
- Support for Breastfeeding in the Workplace, why and how to provide services, from the Centers for Disease Control.
- The Ohio Workplace Plus program toolkit provides examples of how to create a lactation support program in your business.
- Information from the US Department of Labor on break time for breastfeeding employees requirement in the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
- Workplace Support in Federal Law, information from the US Breastfeeding Committee.