Breastfeeding Employees Miss Work Less Often
Breast milk boost an infant's immune system and helps protect them from common childhood illnesses, infections and dermatitis.
Companies successful at retaining valued employees after childbirth find 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 workplace lactation support.
The benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mom are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 80% of moms start breastfeeding but this rate decreases significantly by 3 months, which is a common time for moms to return to work.
With the majority of North Dakota moms returning to work after having a baby, businesses have a unique opportunity to support their employees and experience the business benefits.
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Healthier moms can benefit your business in a few different ways.