SC Mother-friendly Employers

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

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.
The following employers have met all the criteria to earn designation as Mother-Friendly Employers. The Coalition is committed to helping employers become Mother-Friendly workplaces. There are so many wonderfully supportive employers in our state, our list is continuously growing. Breastfeeding support at the workplace can positively impact the bottom line by lowering healthcare costs, enhancing productivity, decreasing absenteeism, improving employee satisfaction, increasing retention and improving corporate image.

The following companies are Mother-friendly Employers in South Carolina.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Colleton Medical Center
Georgetown Memorial Hospital
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greer Memorial Hospital
Lander University
Municipal Association of South Carolina
Palmetto Health Baptist Easley
Piedmont Medical Center
Roper St. Francis Hospital
Roper St. Francis, The Mt. Pleasant Hospital
Select Health of South Carolina
Summerville Medical Center
Trident Medical Center
University of South Carolina – Healthy Carolina
Tidelands Health
Clemson University
USC Lancaster
Conway Medical Center
The Citadel