Step 4: Develop Your Policy
Creating a lactation support policy for your organization shapes the culture and attitudes within the organization and reflects a commitment to improving employee well-being.
The policy should clearly state what the employees can expect from the organization and what the organization expects from them. Some find it necessary to have a policy in place first and develop the rest of the program as part of a policy implementation plan, while others find that the approval of a formal policy is the end product of the implementation process.
After completing this step, consider applying for Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation.
TEMPLATE: Policy Development Guide Download DOC 1.69 MB
Explains why and how to develop a Mother-Friendly Worksite policy. Includes policy elements, information about laws related to worksite lactation support, a policy template, and sample policies from Texas Mother-Friendly Worksites.
Developing Your Policy Presentation Download PPT 14.01 MB
Explains why and how to develop a Mother-Friendly Worksite policy.
Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Policy Guidance-Condensed Download DOC 1.26 MB
Start here for a condensed primer on the basic policy requirements for Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation. Includes sample policies for a variety of worksite settings.
It was a huge comfort knowing that the company supported me and made a point to make me feel that my needs as a new mom were not going to be a hassle.
18 months of working and breastfeeding...I couldn't have done it without my coworkers' support and encouragement.