Supporting Your Co-Worker

Having a supportive work environment can have a positive impact on breastfeeding duration rates.

Co-workers who return to work after having a child may choose to continue to breastfeed. This will require them to either breastfeed the child, or express breastmilk throughout the day. Most often, these times can be incorporated into regular breaks.

A breastfeeding employee will be provided with a private space (if desired) to either breastfeed or pump. Pumped and labeled breast milk may need to be stored in a fridge.

Consult the Capital Health Employee Breastfeeding CH 40-107 for more information or call Capital Health Public Health Services 902-481-5800.

Adapted from: Providing support for your co-worker who is breastfeeding her baby. South Shore Health.