I work for the Durham County Department of Public Health as the program coordinator for a project working to improve maternal and child health through reproductive health education and environmental change. One of our goals is to increase the number of workplaces in Durham County that have breastfeeding policies and are supportive environments for employees to breastfeed and/or express milk.
I’m writing today in the hope that we might be able to offer training to you on the benefits of supporting employees in their breastfeeding goals and how you can best accomplish this in a school setting. We know that schools are unique places to work and have their own challenges and we want to work with you to think through ways to address them. We also recognize that this is a very strange and difficult time for schools (and all of us!), and we are hoping to capitalize on the fact that schools are currently (mostly) empty to offer help in creating lactation spaces, if that would be helpful to you.
Supporting breastfeeding employees is good for both the employees and the employers! Benefits include:
- Increased employee retention
- Increased employee job satisfaction
- Decreased absenteeism
- Decreased healthcare costs
- More info here
I’m happy to work with you to develop a training that would best meet your needs. I look forward to hearing from you.
Durham County Department of Public Health
Human Services Building – 2nd Floor WS 20
414 East Main Street
Durham, North Carolina 2770
Office (919) 560-7180 | Fax (919) 328-6302