Employers

Evidence demonstrates that supportive breastfeeding policies and programs in the workplace increases morale, retention, and the bottom line.

Both mothers and children benefit from breast milk as breast milk contains antibodies that protect infants from bacteria and viruses. Breastfed children have fewer ear, respiratory and urinary tract infections and have diarrhea less often. Infants who are exclusively breastfed tend to need fewer health care visits, prescriptions and hospitalizations resulting in a lower total medical care cost compared to never-breastfed infants. Breastfeeding also provides long-term preventative effects for the mother, including an earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight and a reduced risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer and osteoporosis.
In the United States, a majority of mothers have returned to the workplace by the time their infants are six months old. Continuation of breastfeeding after returning to work is facilitated if the employer offers a lactation support program. The evidence demonstrates that supportive policies and programs at the workplace enable women to continue providing human milk for their infants for significant periods after they return to work. High-quality lactation programs go beyond just providing time and space for breastmilk expression, but also provide employees with breastfeeding education, access to lactation consultation, and equipment such as high-grade, electric breast pumps. Currently, only a quarter of U.S. employers provide breastfeeding employees with a place to express breast milk at the workplace.

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Recognizing Clemson University for their new Mother Friendly Status

We would like to recognize and thank Clemson University for recently becoming a Mother Friendly employer! Thank you for your dedication to your employees and their children! The South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding as the superior form of nutrition and nurture for infants and young children and we appreciate your partnership […]

SC Mother-friendly Employers

These companies are recognized as being Mother-friendly Employers in South Carolina.

Mother-friendly Employer Recognition Program

The South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (Coalition) promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding as the superior form of nutrition and nurture for infants and young children.

Why Become Mother-friendly?

Mother-friendly employers experience a number of benefits in morale and the bottom line.

Become Mother-friendly

To be considered a Mother-friendly Employer, you must complete and submit the required information below.