Breastfeeding Works has experience developing workplace lactation programs and can help you comply with the latest federal guidelines. Many companies choose to provide workplace lactation programs as part of a benefits package or wellness program. Companies with these programs report increased employee satisfaction and productivity, decreased absenteeism, less staff turnover and significantly lower medical costs. The medical costs for breastfeeding mothers and babies are lower since there is a decreased incidence of colds, infections and serious diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some cancers. The return on investment for workplace lactation programs often exceeds $3 for every dollar invested.
Workplace lactation programs can be as simple as providing a designated space and policies supporting break time for pumping. A designated pumping room can be as simple as a small, private space with a chair, electrical outlet and table or include breastpumps, a sink and a refrigerator. Often companies provide more extensive workplace lactation programs with breastfeeding education and support provided by a board certified lactation consultant(IBCLC) and even subsidizing or providing breastpumps. The more extensive workplace lactation programs provide access to both employees and their spouses thus, increasing the participation and return on investment. Let Breastfeeding Works help you implement a program to fit your work environment and save crucial healthcare dollars."
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