Corporate Lactation Services
Breastfeeding success starts with educated support. The Breastfeeding Success Company (BFS) offers several education and training options to assist Central Texas businesses in supporting their employees to meet their breastfeeding goals. Our services include:
Associate Lactation Services Program (BFS may already be your in-network provider)
Associate Lactation Classes and Workshops
Corporate Lactation Policy Implementation
Corporate Mother/Friendly Worksite Preparation
Due to new federal and state laws supporting breastfeeding in the workplace, many businesses in the Austin area have implemented Corporate Lactation Programs as a service for employees with great success. There are many advantages to providing this support for your employees as breastfeeding mothers are a valuable asset to the workforce.
Supporting breastfeeding is good for mothers
and babies and good for business.
In fact, because they are providing their babies with living antibodies in their milk they tend to miss fewer work hours and days, (1). Additional research shows that breastfeeding reduces healthcare costs (2), reduces turnover and improves company loyalty (3). and that for every dollar spent on work-site lactation programs, $3 dollars is saved (4).
Supporting breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies and good for business. New federal requirements to provide time and space for nursing mothers to express milk for their babies is also raising awareness among business owners and management of their employees’ needs.
The Breastfeeding Success Company corporate lactation program prepares businesses large and small alike to comply with federal and state lactation protection laws.
Workplace Support Federal law
1 Cohen R, Mrtek MB & Mrtek RG. (1995). Comparison of maternal absenteeism and infant illness rates among breastfeeding and formula-feeding women in two corporations. American Journal of Health Promotion, 10 (2), 148-153.
2 Ball T & Wright A. (1999). Health care costs of formula- feeding in the first year of life. Pediatrics, 103 (4), 871-876.
3 Ortiz, J, McGilligan K, & Kelly P. (2004). Duration of breast milk expression among working mothers enrolled in an employer-sponsored lactation program. Pediatric Nursing, 30(2):111-119.
4 Bartick M, Reinhold A. (2010). The burden of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics.125(5):e1048-1056.