Why Support Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding support in the workplace can positively impact the bottom line by lowering healthcare costs, enhancing productivity, improving employee satisfaction, increasing employee retention and improving corporate image. Employers and employees both benefit.
Employers immediately see benefits in the following ways:
- Higher employee retention
- Fewer absences and reduced sick time for parents
- Fewer unscheduled personal days
- Added recruitment incentive for women
- Cost savings of $3.00 for every $1.00 invested - employers save an average of $400 per baby over the first year alone
- Corporate recognition: awards, publications, press releases
- Family friendly image in the community
- Itís Green - breastfeeding contributes to a better environment by using less energy and creating less waste.
Employees also see helpful benefits including:
- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants are breastfed for at least one year - most mothers return to work prior to their childís one year birthday.
- The American Dietetic Association promotes 12 months of breastfeeding to realize its health, nutritional, immunological, psychological, economical, and environmental benefits.
- Individual households can save nearly $1,000 in healthcare costs during their babyís first year if the mother nurses.
- Employees discuss and promote their employers enhanced reputation as a company concerned for the welfare of its employees and their families.
- Working mothers who continue nursing have higher morale and tend to return to work earlier from maternity leave.
- Communities benefit from healthier infants and children and less parent absenteeism from work.
- Itís Green - Breast Milk contains no synthetic growth hormones.
Call us today to discuss lactation arrangements in your workplace! (650) 868-5318