Companies successful at retaining valued employees after childbirth find that two components can make the difference: providing dedicated space (as small as 4’ x 5’) for breastfeeding employees to express milk in privacy, and providing worksite lactation support.
The payoff is significant: more satisfied, loyal employees and cost savings to the business. These savings are seen in such areas as:
The Business Case for Breastfeeding can help you create a breastfeeding-friendly worksite and achieve an enviable return on your investment.
Companies both large and small benefit from providing a lactation support program. When the following simple, cost-effective components are provided companies enjoy the biggest savings.
Supporting your breastfeeding employees saves money because breastfeeding employees miss work less often, breastfeeding lowers health care costs and fosters better retention, higher productivity and loyalty.
Promote breastfeeding by downloading, printing and distributing promotional materials:
Making it Work: Breastfeeding and Working WORKS! flyer (PDF - 938 KB)
Breastfeeding WORKS for Working Women! table tent (PDF - 164 KB)
Breastfeeding and Working: Everyone Benefits poster (PDF - 4.14 MB)
For lactation and other health professionals to help conduct effective outreach with employers:
Breastfeeding Outreach Marketing Guide (PDF - 2.5 MB)
Breastfeeding Outreach Reproducible Resources (PDF - 1.9)
Breastfeeding Outreach Presentation (PDF - 646 KB)
Breastfeeding Outreach Presentation (PPT - 483 KB)