Few businesses provide lactation support in the workplace and a woman entering employment is three times more likely to stop breastfeeding than her stay-at-home counterpart. In Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work, Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, gives practical solutions to help employers accommodate breastfeeding women.
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The number of working mothers in the workforce is growing, but few businesses provide lactation support in the workplace and employment has a profound effect on breastfeeding.
A woman entering employment is three times more likely to stop breastfeeding than her stay-at-home counterpart. In Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work, author Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, not only describes the problem in depth, but gives practical solutions to help employers accommodate breastfeeding women.
This book covers the following:
-The effect of employment on mothers and babies
-Current laws on breastfeeding in the workforce
-The benefits to the employer of supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workforce
-Current programs encouraging breastfeeding in the workplace
-Making the case to employers to support breastfeeding mothers
-Breastfeeding management for employed moms Resources for employers, childcare providers, and mothers are listed in the back of the book
Whether you are a mother returning to work, a breastfeeding advocate helping businesses set up onsite lactation programs, or a business owner hoping to make your business more mother-friendly, this book will help you navigate the issues and find a workable solution.
Author: Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC
Total Pages: 144
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