Looking for ways to support moms who need to pump at work? Women with children are the fastest growing segment of the workforce. According to the CDC, over 80% of women begin breastfeeding but many stop earlier than is recommended. Mothers need support from their families and communities but also at work especially when it comes to breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can be challenging in the best of environments but many women face extra barriers at work. When women return to work they need time and a space to pump so they can continue to give their best at home and at work.
The Office on Women’s Health has provided several online resources for businesses with cost effective tips including “The Business Case for Breastfeeding” toolkit. Supporting nursing mothers at work is the right thing to do and will benefit your company’s bottom line.
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