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Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions

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"The things that matter most should never be impacted by the things that matter least. Breastfeeding support is something that matters the most in the big scheme of things. It is an investment in our staff, who are priceless. And we're making a difference."

Jon Romeo, Principal
Macdonough School

Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of the work force. Balancing work and family is an important priority for them. Today, over 75 percent of women in the United States begin breastfeeding. When they return to work after their babies are born, time and space to express their milk during the work period help them continue to give their best to their work and their baby.

These family-friendly benefits also bring your business a 3:1 Return on Investment (ROI) through lower health care costs, lower employee absenteeism rates (since babies are healthier), lower turnover rates, and higher employee productivity and loyalty.

Businesses across America have learned how to support nursing mothers at work.

This online resource provides businesses with cost-effective tips and solutions for any industry setting. Search by industry to see how other businesses just like yours have made it work. Or search by solutions to find creative options for time and space that might work for you.


Content last updated June 23, 2014.

Resources last updated June 20, 2014.

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