Did you know that under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers must provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth? There is no better time to become a recognized Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center supports working mothers and joins Missouri to provide recognition for businesses who make the choice to be breastfeeding friendly.
Employer support of breastfeeding provides many benefits, such as:
To learn more about Supporting Nursing Moms at Work, visit the OASH's Office on Women's Health (OWH).
It is likely that your business already has a breastfeeding policy in place. Becoming officially recognized is easy and takes minutes.
Done! On behalf of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS), the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, we will officially present you with your certificate and photograph the event so we can share your organization's support of nursing moms at work with the Cape Girardeau community.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact us.