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Proud Infant Friendly Workplace

By June 25, 2019Uncategorized

We are proud and honored to have been recognized as “Infant Friendly,” by the North Dakota Department of Health.

Employers can apply for this designation if they adopt a worksite policy that includes:

• Flexible work scheduling, including scheduling breaks and permitting work patterns that provide time for expression of breast milk.

• A convenient, sanitary, safe and private location (other than a restroom), allowing privacy for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk.

• A convenient, clean and safe water source with facilities for washing hands and rinsing breast-pumping equipment located near the private location.

• A convenient place for temporarily storing breast milk, such as a refrigerator or cooler.

According to research, breastfeeding also benefits the employer. Such benefits include lower health-care costs because breastfed babies are healthier, lower absenteeism, and lower turnover rates since woman are more likely to return to their previous jobs if the company provides support for breastfeeding mothers. These benefits can provide considerable cost savings to employers.

“We are proud to support new mothers in our workplace,” said Tyrone Leslie, President and CEO at Heritage Homes.

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