Grants for Breastfeeding Support in the workplace

Mothers who just gave birth to their baby few months ago are eager to go back to their work. In this setting, mothers who immerse themselves to work again will most likely loss their abilities of give breastfeed to their infants. Breastfeeding is very essential for the well-being of her baby. That is why mothers should be able to give breast milk. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or HHS recognizes this fact and are now offering grants for breastfeeding support in her workplace.

HHS Support for Breastfeeding in the Workplace

The HHS Support for Breastfeeding in the Workplace is about offering services and assistance to the mothers or employees who are still breastfeeding their baby. As most employees decide to return to their work, the HHS offers grants in terms of services that will support their milk expression at the workplace.

The following services are granted to the employees:

  • Create company policies that give support for the breastfeeding employees.
  • Educate the employees in the significance of breastfeeding.
  • Allot selected private rooms for breastfeeding as well as for milk expressing.
  • Permit supple schedules to breastfeeding employees in order for them to do milk expression or breastfeeding.
  • Provide alternatives to the breastfeeding employees in their return for work such as extension for the maternity leave, doing work that is part-time and so on.
  • Offer near-site or even the on-site care for infants.
  • Give quality breast pumps to them and provide refrigerated storage for the infant’s milk.
  • Provide and then refer professional assistance for the services and management of lactation.

Visit the official website of HHS at www.hhs.gov for more details or visit them at:

200 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

The Business Case for Breastfeeding

This is a program created for employees who return to their work after giving birth to her baby and still breastfeeding. This program encourages employees to continue breastfeeding through different kinds of services for breastfeeding. There are several Breastfeeding Coalition all over the country and these organizations gives grants for breastfeeding support in which businesses must provide the adequate needs of breastfeeding employees. The coalition are offering so-called mini grants in which the cash grants are up to $300 per recipient and they award several grants.

Below are some of the Breastfeeding Coalitions:

Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition

Contact details:
Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition
(401) 884-8273

District of Columbia Breastfeeding Coalition

Contact details:
(202) 470 – 2732
info@dcbfc.org
P.O. Box 29214
Washington, D.C. 20017

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