Your worksite might already qualify for the Mother-Friendly designation.
Many employers who consider applying for Mother-Friendly designation realize they already meet the criteria to qualify. An employer may be designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite if they offer a written employee worksite lactation support policy that offers:
- Flexible work schedules including scheduling breaks and work patterns to provide time for expression of milk.
- Access to a private location(s) that is not a bathroom, for the purpose of milk expression.
- Access to a nearby clean and safe water source and a sink for washing hands and rinsing out any breast pump equipment.
- Access to hygienic storage options for mothers to safely store breastmilk.
Full criteria for designation as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite are provided in Texas Administrative Code. Visit our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about the minimum criteria for the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation.
Some employers choose to provide additional offerings, such as educational resources, expert support, work-from-home options, onsite or nearby child care, or baby-at-work policies. For employers who choose to offer program components beyond the minimum Mother-Friendly criteria, special Silver and Gold Worksite designations are also available.
The practical aspect of becoming Mother-Friendly is that each business can customize program components to meet the needs of the worksite and its employees.
As a designated Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite, you'll have happier, healthier employees. You'll also enjoy rewards such as:
- Public recognition in the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite listing.
- Resources to help you promote your Mother-Friendly designation to your employees and the community and to help in your efforts to recruit employees.
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