Clinics in Human Lactation: v. 8: Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work

The number of working mothers in the workforce is growing, but few businesses provide lactation support in the workplace. Employment has a profound effect on breastfeeding. A woman entering employment is three times more likely to stop breastfeeding than her stay-at-home counterpart. In Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work, author Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, not only describes the problem in depth, but gives practical solutions to help employers accommodate breastfeeding women. This book covers: The effect of employment on mothers and babies Current laws on breastfeeding in the workforce The benefits to the employer of supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workforce Current programs encouraging breastfeeding in the workplace Making the case to employers to support breastfeeding mothers Breastfeeding management for employed moms Resources for employers, childcare providers, and mothers are listed in the back of the book. Whether you are a mother returning to work, a breastfeeding advocate helping businesses set up onsite lactation programs, or a business owner hoping to make your business more mother-friendly, this book will help you navigate the issues and find a workable solution.