Businesses for Breastfeeding

Attract Familes to Your Business!

Display a Business for Breastfeeding decal in your window.

Did you know?

  • Breastfeeding families are more likely to patronize businesses where they feel welcome.

  • Studies show, women from higher income families are more likely to breastfeed.

  • Over 70% of women with purchasing power initiate breastfeeding.

  • Many moms perceive breastfeeding in public as a barrier to breastfeeding.

  • When they do breastfeed, it is often done so discreetly you don't even know the baby is being fed.

  • California law says moms have the right to breastfeed in public.

  • A mother may breastfeed her child in any location, public or private where the mother and child are authorized to be present.California Civil Code Section 43.3

Support Your Employees!

What are the benefits for employers?

Did you know?

  • Breastfeeding employees miss work less often because breastfed infants are healthier.

  • Breastfeeding lowers health care costs.

  • Breastfeeding support helps employers keep their best employees so that less money is spent hiring and training new employees.

  • Breastfeeding employees who are supported in the workplace report higher productivity and loyalty.

  • Supporting breastfeeding employees creates a positive public image.

  • Employers are required to provide breastfeeding employees: CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE 1030-1031

    • A reasonable amount of break time to express breastmilk for the child.

    • A private place, other than a bathroom that may be used to express milk.

IEBfC serving the Inland Empire of So Cal (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties)

Contact us at:

Laurie Haessly, MA, RDN, IBCLC

laurie@iebreastfeeding.org

951-288-1920

PO Box 642, Riverside CA 92502

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