A breastfeeding friendly workplace
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace is where an organization or enterprise provides an appropriate and friendly environment for their breastfeeding employees to express breast milk at workplace so that they can continue breastfeeding for their babies.
Join ‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’ campaign now if have worked or plans to provide a friendly environment to your breastfeeding colleagues.
Why should employers support breastfeeding?
Providing lactation support is a great CSR initiative to show your company respects and supports children’s rights and well-being.
Providing decent working conditions that also support workers, both women and men, in their roles as parents or caregivers, for example providing support for pregnant and breastfeeding women beyond legal compliance is as one key action that business can take to maximize the positive impacts on children.
It is beneficial to companies
The Business Case for Breastfeeding published in 2008 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau founds out supporting breastfeeding employees has huge return of investment, including:
Returning of work was found as one main factor contributed to mothers’ early cessation of breastfeeding.
A prospective study on the breastfeeding and weaning practices among mothers points out the main reason for mothers to stop breastfeeding in the first three months after delivery is “returning to workplace”. Another study about initiating and sustaining breastfeeding: contextual influences on new mothers’ experiences comment that it is difficult to express breast milk in workplace even if they want to continue breastfeeding their children.