...is an information campaign which describes how businesses benefit from
providing supportive services for working breastfeeding mothers. Our
informational brochure describes such benefits as greater employee satisfaction,
improved productivity, lower turnover and reduced training costs, decreased
absenteeism and increased company loyalty.
...is an awards
campaign. Businesses who have established policies which support breastfeeding
families by having a workplace pump site can receive the Breastfeeding is Smart
Business Award. An award application was developed and is available to anyone
in the community to nominate a business which is providing mother-friendly
services at their worksite.
...is an awareness campaign to inform businesses about the “Nursing Mothers
in the Workplace” legislation. Senate Bill 0542 was passed and made law in
2001 to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. This legislation
requires an employer to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an
employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant child. The employer
must make reasonable efforts to provide a room, other than a toilet stall, where
the employee can express her milk in privacy. This affects all employers with
more than 5 employees; including an individual, corporation, partnership, labor
organization, or unincorporated association, the State, an agency or political
subdivision of the State or any other legal, business, or commercial entity. A
packet of information has been developed which contains all the information a
business needs to implement the legislation.