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Mother-Friendly Worksite

Step 2: Form A Team

Developing a program to address the needs of your employees is most effective and sustainable when a committee approach is used.

The purpose of your Mother-Friendly committee is to bring in diverse perspectives, increase buy-in, and provide details and insight for program logistics. It is important to include decision-makers on the committee as well as other people who have an interest in the program, such as a human resource specialist, wellness coordinator, subject matter expert (a person who has knowledge about breastfeeding support and/or health promotion), facilities manager, current and previous breastfeeding and/or parenting employees, and pregnant employees.

Key steps in forming your committee:

  1. Recruit members and assign roles within the committee.
  2. Designate a coordinator.
  3. Set clear expectations and guidelines.
  4. Plan and hold regular, purposeful meetings.


Committee Roles And Contacts Download DOC 1.61 MB

Worksheet to identify members of the proposed team. Includes fields for names and contact information.

TEMPLATE: Letter To Invite Committee Members Download DOC 1.20 MB

Invitation template to invite people to join your Mother-Friendly Worksite committee.

Sample Timeline Download DOC 1.22 MB

Example of the possible stages, steps, and timeline you might use in developing your project.

Sample Agendas For Committee Meetings Download DOC 7.66 MB

Sample meeting agendas to guide the committee through the progression of steps needed to plan and implement your worksite's lactation support policy and program.

TEMPLATE: Committee Orientation Presentation Download PPT 9.72 MB

A customizable presentation to help your committee understand the project.

Mother-Friendly Program Scope-Working Notes Download DOC 1.21 MB

A brainstorming tool you may use with your committee to define and record the project's scope.

Sample Charter Download DOC 1.60 MB

Example of a document you might discuss and revise with your committee members to establish expectations for the project's scope and timeline. Once your committee agrees to the details of the charter, have committee members sign to show their commitment t

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