...is an information campaign which describes how businesses benefit from providing supportive services for working breastfeeding mothers. Our informational brochure describes such benefits as greater employee satisfaction, improved productivity, lower turnover and reduced training costs, decreased absenteeism and increased company loyalty.
...is an awards campaign. Businesses who have established policies which support breastfeeding families by having a workplace pump site can receive the Breastfeeding is Smart Business Award. An award application was developed and is available to anyone in the community to nominate a business which is providing mother-friendly services at their worksite.
...is an awareness campaign to inform businesses about the “Nursing Mothers in the Workplace” legislation. Senate Bill 0542 was passed and made law in 2001 to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.
This legislation was amended (HB 1595, July 2018) and requires an employer to provide reasonable break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her nursing infant child each time the employee has the need to express milk for one year after the child’s birth. The break may run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee. An employer may not reduce an employee’s compensation for time used for the purpose of expressing milk or nursing a baby.
The employer must make reasonable efforts to provide a room, other than a toilet stall, where the employee can express her milk in privacy. This affects all employers with more than 5 employees; including an individual, corporation, partnership, labor organization, or unincorporated association, the State, an agency or political subdivision of the State or any other legal, business, or commercial entity.