Become Recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite

Employer support of breastfeeding provides many benefits to businesses:

  • Cost savings of $3 per $1 invested in nursing support
  • Reduced absenteeism to care for sick children because breastfed infants have less illness
  • Lower health care costs
  • Improved employee productivity with higher morale and greater employee loyalty
  • Increased ability to attract and retain valuable employees
  • Family-friendly image in the community.

It is likely that your business already has a breastfeeding policy in place. Becoming officially recognized is easy and only takes about ten minutes. Just call our Health Educator, answer a few questions about your policy, take a picture of your organization's private area for breastfeeding mothers and you're done. Afterwards, on behalf of the Missouri Department of Health ans 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 organizations success and hard work on our Facebook page.

Get your business recognized as an official Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite!
​Contact our Health Educator at 573-335-7846 for more information.