Feeding Baby Naturally
Breastfeeding at Work
Latching, Breast Massage and Hand Expression
Waseca County Public Health has been recognized with a Silver Award. We are pleased to offer a mother's room in our office, as well as support for families who have questions and concerns. We encourage more businesses to become recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly by applying to the Minnesota Department of Health. We are happy to assist workplaces in creating policies to support working families. Apply
Supporting breastfeeding women in the workplace has bottom line benefits for employers. In fact, businesses that implement lactation support programs often see a return on investment of 3:1.Breastfeeding employees miss work less often. Breastfeeding lowers health care costs. Breastfeeding support in the workplace reduces turnover rates.
Workplace lactation support programs improve productivity and loyalty.
Breastfeeding support can generate positive public relations. Apply
Breastfeeding mothers who want to continue breastfeeding their infants while they are in child care face many barriers. A caregiver who is knowledgeable about proper handling, storage and feeding of breast milk and supportive of breastfeeding can make it possible for babies to continue to be fed breast milk when their mothers return to work or school. Apply