According to Bryan Fox, Vice President of Public Policy Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce included information about the business case for Breastfeeding and the North Carolina breastfeeding friendly community partners and employers award in their weekly newsletter on the morning of June 22, 2020.
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Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Award The Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award is given by the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition. Employers in Durham have taken great measures to support and protect families and should be celebrated. With so many families working from home right now, more organizations qualify than ever before. Apply today to receive a Breastfeeding Friendly Award. Breastfeeding-Friendly Community Partners are businesses or organizations that welcome breastfeeding families. Breastfeeding-Friendly Employers are workplaces that have made accommodations to support breastfeeding employees. Providing support for breastfeeding families at work is good for your business. Hundreds of companies across America provide lactation support programs as part of their family-friendly benefit platform. They’ve learned that lactation accommodations produce a 3-to-1 return on investment which is attributed to:· Lower health care costs due to healthier babies and parents· Reduced rate of absenteeism due to infant illness (among both mothers and fathers)· Lower turnover rates· Improved employee productivity and loyalty. If you would like to learn more about how to become breastfeeding friendly, please contact NC Breastfeeding Coalition, who works closely with Durham County Health Department to help you work on ways to improve your environment, practices, and policies to better support breastfeeding families. APPLY NOW