Why are Changes Needed?
Women are a huge part of today’s workforce and working is an economic necessity for most mothers. There are benefits to employers for investing in women workers but current federal accommodations under the 2010 Federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers legislation does not provide comprehensive workplace breastfeeding policies. When companies support breastfeeding, businesses gain a three-to-one return on investment in addition to greater employee retention, lower absenteeism, and a more creative and productive work environment.
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MIBFN Workplace Policy Positions
- Employers should provide comprehensive workplace breastfeeding protection for all employees regardless of legal status and employment classification.
- Employers should provide flexible, comprehensive time solutions for all employees regardless of legal status and employment classification.
- Regardless of work environment, space solutions should be provided for all employees.
- Whenever feasible, access to baby for direct breastfeeding in the workplace should be the standard for employees.
- Comprehensive paid family leave legislation should be adopted at the national level.
To view the full policy position, download the position paper here.