North Dakota businesses encouraged to get Infant Friendly Workplace designation

With a majority of North Dakota mothers returning to work after having a baby, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is encouraging businesses to support this integral part of the workforce by earning their Infant Friendly Workplace designation.

The Infant Friendly Workplace designation is awarded to employers who adopt breastfeeding support policies. These policies should include guidelines for adequate break times; a clean, private location for milk expression; and available resources for clean water and breast milk storage.

Research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows businesses that implement these policies experience many benefits, including increased employee retention, reduced sick time for children’s illnesses and lower health care and insurance costs.

In addition to these benefits, Brady…

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