The Business Case for Breastfeeding
The Business Case for Breastfeeding is a well-researched program distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services in order to:
increase awareness among employers of the economic benefits of breastfeeding;
increase the number of US employers that utilize a worksite breastfeeding support program
outline manageable, flexible models for implementing or enhancing a worksite breastfeeding support program.
Corporate lactation services have been shown to reduce absenteeism, reduce healthcare costs, improve productivity, and employee morale.
Although the materials for this program are available free of charge from the US Department of Health and Human Services, it is highly recommended that employers receive the information through those who have been trained to provide technical assistance in their implementation. This will allow them to more quickly meet the requirements of the California Lactation Accommodation Law and benefit from the improvement to their bottom line.
To bring this program to your area or for additional information on related training in California go to the California Breastfeeding Coalition Webpage.
Materials utilized in this program include:
The Business Case for Breastfeeding. Steps for Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite: Easy Steps to Supporting Breastfeeding Employees. This human resource’s booklet is part of a series of materials designed to create breastfeeding friendly worksites. It details an integrated approach to implementing a cost-effective lactation support program. The booklet gives steps to support breastfeeding employees, explains how to merge work requirements with employee needs, offers program options, and outlines the program’s return on investment for the company. It includes profiles of employers with existing supportive lactation programs.
The Business Case for Breastfeeding. Steps for Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite: For Business Managers. This manager’s booklet is part of a series of materials designed to create breastfeeding friendly worksites. It focuses on a company’s potential return on investment in the areas of employee retention, health insurance, absenteeism, productivity, and employee loyalty. The booklet includes profiles of companies with existing supportive lactation programs and references.
The Business Case for Breastfeeding. Steps to Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite: Employees' Guide to Breastfeeding and Working. This employee’s booklet is part of a series of materials designed to create breastfeeding friendly worksites. It includes information on where to find breastfeeding help and support, how to begin breastfeeding at home, and how to adjust to breastfeeding at work. The booklet includes support websites, figures, and guidelines for addressing supervisors. Limit one per requestor.
The Business Case for Breastfeeding. Steps for Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite: Bottom Line Benefits [Kit]. This kit contains a series of materials designed to create breastfeeding friendly work environments. It includes booklets for business and human resource managers to use to support breastfeeding employees and an employee’s guide to breastfeeding and working. The kit also provides an outreach and marketing guide and a tool kit with reproducible resources and a CD-ROM. Limit one per requester.