The Business Case for MommaWork: Support Your Working Parents AND Positively Impact Your Bottom Line
An investment in MommaWork is an investment in your most important asset, your employees.
It’s also good for business.
Why Breastfeeding Matters: Your Company’s Actions Will Affect the Long-Term Health of Mothers and Their Babies
Breastfeeding has a significant impact on the health of working mothers and babies. And with a return to work frequently cited as the number one reason working mothers stop breastfeeding, employers have a responsibility to provide the workplace support working mothers need to meet medical mandates and attain personal breastfeeding goals.
The American Association of Pediatrics has described breastfeeding as “a public health issue, not a lifestyle choice.”
Benefits for Baby
Breastfed babies have higher IQs, fewer ear infections, fewer allergies, fewer cavities, better vision, better speech development and a decreased chance of developing bacterial and viral infections. Breastfeeding also protects against obesity, diabetes, SIDS, asthma, eczema, colitis, multiple sclerosis and some forms of childhood cancer.
Benefits for Mom
Breastfeeding helps the uterus resume its shape, reducing the risk of postpartum blood loss. Mothers who breastfeed have a reduced risk of postpartum depression, and reduce their chances of developing diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, high blood pressure and even heart disease decades later!