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Mother-Friendly Worksite

Getting Started

Let us show you how to build your Mother-Friendly Worksite program, step by step.

How to Use This Section

Many employers start with a pilot program to provide the basics - a small, private space and reasonable break time for employees to express breastmilk - and continue to grow by adding components such as education, flexible time and leave policies, and other amenities as more information about employee needs is discovered.

Whether you're just starting out or are ready to move beyond the basics, you'll find resources to guide you through a process of buy-in, discovery, and planning to develop a customized program that balances your organization's operational and employee needs.

We'll describe each step of the process, present examples and case studies, and offer resources such as worksheets, guides, and templates to help build your program.

It is up to you how simple or comprehensive your program may be. You may find it useful to adapt some of the tools or build your own. However, it is recommended that you start at the beginning and work your way through each step to ensure the policies and services you develop will be the right fit for your needs.

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In a large statewide survey of low-income Texas mothers, almost 60 percent of working mothers reported that they were not able to breastfeed for as long as they wanted.30