Reasonable break time for working mothers to pump breastmilk
Access to a private clean space that is not a bathroom
Access to a sink for washing hands and rinsing pump equipmentApply to be a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace
Good for Families.
Breastfed babies are healthier babies. - They are less likely to suffer from diarrhea, ear infections, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and childhood obesity. Breastfeeding is also good for moms' health.
Good for your Workforce.
Breastfeeding is not just a family issue – It can benefit your entire workforce. Workplaces that support breastfeeding see lower healthcare costs and turnover. Parents of breastfed babies are also less likely to miss work due to a sick child. Plus, mothers who have workplace breastfeeding support are more likely to go back to work with higher morale, higher job satisfaction, and better productivity.
Good for your Business.
All of the benefits discussed above lead to savings for employers. - For every $1 your business spends on workplace breastfeeding support, you could see a $2-$3 return on your bottom line.
Under the law, employers must give
Time to pump breastmilk at work
A private clean space that is not a bathroom
This right is provided to hourly employees in the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law in Louisiana extends this right to public school teachers.
Don’t be afraid to ask for support to continue breastfeeding when you return to work.
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