Toolkit For Employess

When working moms can continue breastfeeding, everybody wins. Babies have fewer illnesses, mothers and fathers take fewer sick days to care for their infants, and companies benefit from decreased employee turnover and lower health care costs. The documents found on this page provide information on mothers' rights and employers responsibilities as well as offer guidance for breastfeeding employees as they transition back into working life.

 

Business Case for Breastfeeding

  • Business Case for Breastfeeding, Employees' Guide to Breastfeeding and Working is a comprehensive booklet from the U.S. Department of Health and Service's Office on Women's Health designed to help mothers take those first steps as they head back to work. It provides practical tips about how to start breastfeeding, preparing for returning to work, and how to pump while at work. The guide also offers guidance on how to approach your supervisor, dealing with coworkers and finding a support network of other breastfeeding mothers.

 

Access all of the Business Case for Breastfeeding resources here.

 

Break Time for Nursing Mothers

- Are the breaks paid or unpaid? Who is covered under the law? How often can you pump during a work day? This guide complies common questions mothers and employers have about the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law in an easy to understand format.

 

Nominate Your Employer for MI Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award

MIBFN wishes to recognize businesses in compliance with Break Time for Nursing Mothers and celebrate those that go above and beyond the law's requirements to provide workplace support to their breastfeeding employees through the MI Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Awards. Learn more about how to nominiate your employer.

 

Where to Find Breastfeeding Help and Support

 

Choosing a Breast Pump

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Additional Resources and Steps for Mothers Returning to Work

         - Prepared for residents of Minnesota, many of the legal explanations apply to Section 4207 of the ACA

- This online resource center provides tools and educational materials for pregnant women, their healthcare professionals and attorneys. The website also includes materials for companies, human resources professionals and management attorneys that can help navigate the legal and practical considerations around pregnancy accommodation.

 

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