Worksite Lactation Programs

Comprehensive professional lactation support services for the worksite environment — helping breastfeeding mothers go back to work while keeping the breastfeeding relationship intact.

Benefits to Employers Who Support Breastfeeding

  • Employee loyalty and attraction
  • Lower health care costs
  • 36% fewer infant illnesses in the first three years of life
  • 2/3 fewer middle-ear infections in the first three years of life
  • Less absenteeism — babies are sick less so moms are in the office, not at home!
  • Improved work place satisfaction — mothers who feel an employer cares about their family is more likely to be happy and productive at work
  • Financial benefits to employers include savings of $1.50–$4.50 for every $1.00 spent
  • Demonstrates employer’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility — breastfeeding lowers resource consumption and produces less waste compared to formula feeding
  • Shows action to support breastfeeding

Worksite Packages

Employers can choose from the following services to create a unique package for breastfeeding mothers returning to work:

  • Work place assessments. We will help you plan lactation support in the work environment.
  • Back-to-work classes. A good plan and confidence (and a good pump!) are all a mother needs to be successful in breastfeeding and returning to work.
  • Prenatal breastfeeding classes. Mothers who have accurate medical information and confidence in themselves are most successful.
  • Postnatal in-home consult. This can help a mother be sure she is off to the best start or help her solve any breastfeeding problems.
  • Intensive follow-up care for all clients
  • Phone support
  • Postnatal support groups. Mothers who meet with other mothers are more likely to stay with breastfeeding.
  • Supplies. Pumps and supplies at reasonable prices that a breastfeeding mother returning to work might need.

For customized support, contact Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC.

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