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Making it Work: Improving Worksite Support for Breastfeeding Mothers

Part 1: Assisting and Empowering Mothers

Originally presented on December 15, 2016

Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
Every Mother, Inc

Mothers who wish to successfully breastfeed their babies need a lot of support, particularly those who need to go back to work while they continue to breastfeed. Women are more likely to continue breastfeeding when their employer has supportive policies and practices in place, but research shows that many employers are unsure of the basic requirements and laws to enable them to support their working moms. In order to help improve worksite support for breastfeeding mothers, this webinar series will feature nationally-recognized speaker, Cathy Carothers, who will discuss strategies for empowering and assisting moms when they return to work and engaging and assisting worksites to be more breastfeeding friendly.  Cathy will provide an overview of the rationale for supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, discuss the New York State and federal laws and regulations related to breastfeeding in the workplace, and review the national model program, The Business Case for Breastfeeding and other national and state resources.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the rationale for supporting working mothers, NYS & federal laws/regulations on Breastfeeding in the workplace and national and state resources.

Learning Objectives
After watching these programs participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two ways to help breastfeeding moms prepare for their return to work;
  • List at least two solutions for facilitating worksite support for moms; and
  • Describe strategies for empowering breastfeeding moms to approach employers for breastfeeding support at work.

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