One of the most common times women tend to stop breastfeeding is around the time they return to work. To help eliminate this, women need support in the workplace. A business can actually profit from supporting their employees during breastfeeding. Infants who are breastfed are sick less often, so mom misses less time at work. Mom will be more satisfied and thus functioning at her highest capacity! With the new provisions in the Affordable Care Act, businesses are expected to provide breastfeeding support to their employees, including a private place (other than a bathroom) to express milk and sufficient break time to express milk. The Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition in collaboration with Leadership Marshfield is here to help businesses become more supportive by assisting with policy development, brainstorm ways to make current spaces work for private places to express milk, and find resources to help businesses achieve breastfeeding friendly designation.
Interested in becoming recognized as breastfeeding friendly?
Wood County Health Department's Recognition Program for Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses