BreastfeedLA in partnership with PIHRA provides the following resources to encourage it's members to support employed breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.
For information on the laws that protect breastfeeding: breastfeedla.org/laws
Since 2012, BreastfeedLA has surveyed PIHRA's members to identify knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about breastfeeding and workplace lactation accommodations. Only about half of PIHRA's members work for an employer that has a written policy on lactation accommodations, and a dedicated space for their employees to express milk. Employers that accommodate their lactating employees benefit from minimized risk and significant cost-savings by way of reduced absenteeism, turnover and health care expenses. Adopt and implement a lactation accommodation policy today!
To learn more about workplace lactation accommodations, and to download a FREE policy adoption tool kit: breastfeedla.org/at-work
Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Policy Template
General information about breastfeeding resources in the County of Los Angeles: www.breastfeedla.org
The Business Case for Breastfeeding
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Breastfeeding Resources
Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
Worried about the space requirements? Check out more than 200 businesses from all 22 SHRM sectors, in 29 states to see how they accommodate their employees: http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/employer-solutions/index.php?from=breastfeeding