Clinics in Human Lactation, Vol 8: Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work

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The number of working mothers in the workforce is growing, but few businesses provide lactation support in the workplace. Employment has a profound effect on breastfeeding. A woman entering employment is three times more likely to stop breastfeeding than her stay-at-home counterpart. In Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work, author Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, not only describes the problem in depth, but gives practical solutions to help employers accommodate breastfeeding ...

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Overview

The number of working mothers in the workforce is growing, but few businesses provide lactation support in the workplace. Employment has a profound effect on breastfeeding. A woman entering employment is three times more likely to stop breastfeeding than her stay-at-home counterpart. In Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work, author Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, not only describes the problem in depth, but gives practical solutions to help employers accommodate breastfeeding women. This book covers:
• The effect of employment on mothers and babies
• Current laws on breastfeeding in the workforce
• The benefits to the employer of supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workforce
• Current programs encouraging breastfeeding in the workplace
• Making the case to employers to support breastfeeding mothers
• Breastfeeding management for employed moms Resources for employers, childcare providers, and mothers are listed in the back of the book. Whether you are a mother returning to work, a breastfeeding advocate helping businesses set up onsite lactation programs, or a business owner hoping to make your business more mother-friendly, this book will help you navigate the issues and find a workable solution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983307525
  • Publisher: Hale Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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