Breastfeeding is good for business.
Women — mothers — are valuable to your business, as clients, patrons and employees. It pays to make your business breastfeeding-friendly.
Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
- retain good employees
- reduce sick days taken by moms and dads
- lower health care costs
- increase satisfaction and productivity
Get the facts. To watch MCC’s Employer Video Spotlights, highlighting twelve Breastfeeding Friendly Model Employers in Philadelphia and download the Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Text Spotlights please visit the Employer Spotlight Page. Also learn about The Business Case for Breastfeeding.
Not convinced? It’s the law.
Changes to federal labor laws in 2010 require that employers provide reasonable break time to breastfeeding employees for pumping breast milk in a private, non-bathroom, space.
Maternity Care Coalition is building a Breastfeeding Friendly Philadelphia by helping employers comply with the federal law, and we can help you. If you are interested in learning more and receiving technical assistance FOR FREE, please fill out an interest form.
Are you are aleady supporting your nursing employees and ready to be certified? Please fill out your certificate application.
Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Business
Let your customers know that breastfeeding is welcome, and that you are in compliance with city and state laws that permit breastfeeding in public and private spaces, anywhere that a woman has a right to be.
Breastfeeding Friendly businesses provide:
- A Welcoming Environment: A breastfeeding mother should be treated the same as any other patron by the staff and management.
- Staff Education: The business trains staff to understand the law and handle complaints about breastfeeding from other customers.
Maternity Care Coalition distributes “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” decals to certified Breastfeeding-Friendly Businesses. Get yours today!
If you would like to nominate a business that you think has created a welcoming environment for breastfeeding moms, please fill out this form.
If you already believe you are a Breastfeeding Friendly Business, please fill out this pledge and get certified!
- U.S. Department of Labor
- The Business Case for Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
- US Breastfeeding Committee