The Business Case for Breastfeeding

The Business Case for Breastfeeding is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. The program highlights how such support contributes to the success of the entire business.

The Business Case for Breastfeeding offers tools to help employers provide worksite lactation support and privacy for breastfeeding mothers to express milk. The program also offers guidance to employees on breastfeeding and working. Resources to help lactation specialists and health professionals to educate employers in their communities are also available.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration: The Business Case for Breastfeeding. Steps for Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite:

Pumps and Pumping, Milk Expression

“Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping”

 “Hand Expression of Breastmilk” 

 “Human Milk Storage Information for Home Use for Healthy Full-Term Infants”

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Breast Pump Web Site  

FDA: “Breast Pumps: Don’t Be Misled – Get the Facts” (January 14, 2013)

Breast pump comparisons: 

Exclusively Pumping: A Resource Site for Exclusively Pumping Moms  

Kudos to Breastfeeding Friendly Employers!

Do you know a breastfeeding-friendly employer in South Central Wisconsin? Nominate them for a Community Breastfeeding Award!

Bottle-Feeding Guidelines:

"Getting a breastfed baby to take a bottle:

"Baby Led Bottle Feeding" 

“Offering a Breastfed Baby a Bottle”

“A caregiver’s guide to the breastfed baby” 

"Tips for the Day Care Provider of a Breastfeeding Baby"  

Other Resources

Babies in the Workplace:

"Making It Work” 

“Space Solutions for Nursing Women at Work”   

  • Web site support for working mothers by Kirsten Berggren, PhD, CLC, author of Working Without Weaning (2006)

Relevant Laws

Federal Law

Wisconsin Law

  • On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, Wisconsin Governor James Doyle signed the “Right to Breastfeed Act." This law states:
    • "A mother may breast-feed her child in any public or private location where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be. In such a location, no person may prohibit a mother from breast-feeding her child, direct a mother to move to another location to breast-feed her child, direct a mother to cover her child or breast while breast-feeding, or otherwise restrict a mother from breast-feeding."
  • A person who interferes with that right is subject to a forfeiture not to exceed $200 under the general penalty provision under current law.

Other States
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