Step 6: Implement Your Plan
Implementation will convert your planning, goals, and objectives into action.
With a complete Operating Plan (developed in Step 5), the implementation process for components such as space, time, education, and support should go smoothly. The goals in this phase are to communicate about, launch, and promote the program components. Be sure to document lessons learned throughout the process.16
Implementation Guide: Space Download DOC 5.89 MB
Planning guide for exploring the space needs and options for your organization's Mother-Friendly space.
Implementation Guide: Time Download DOC 3.23 MB
Planning guide for exploring the practical-time scheduling needs of implementing a Mother-Friendly program. It includes flexible scheduling opportunities for employees, a communication guide for supervisors, and implementation tools for integrating these
Implementation Guide: Education And Support Download DOC 2.86 MB
Planning guide to explore resources for promoting the program to employees and to provide ongoing education and support.
Manager-Employee Communication Tools
TEMPLATE: Letter From Employee (A) Download DOC 1.31 MB
A letter from an employee that enables the employee to talk to her supervisor about her decision to breastfeed as well as other breastfeeding needs. Letter A is for employees whose job will require coverage during the day if they leave their workstation.
TEMPLATE: Letter From Employee (B) Download DOC 1.30 MB
A letter from an employee that enables the employee to talk to her supervisor about her decision to breastfeed as well as other breastfeeding needs. Letter B is for employees with a more flexible schedule or who will not need coverage if they leave their
TEMPLATE: Manager Toolkit Download DOC 1.64 MB
Customizable toolkit that can help managers support their breastfeeding employees. It includes information on why the organization supports breastfeeding, practical details about worksite lactation policies and procedures, and helpful talking points.
The United States incurs $13 billion in excess costs annually and suffers 911 preventable deaths per year because our breastfeeding rates fall far below medical recommendations.8
I can say that our lactation room has paid for itself as far as Children's Courtyard is concerned.