Breastfeeding is Smart Business

...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.