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2017 Employer Excellence in Breastfeeding Support Award

Press Releases
May 11, 2017

Without employer support, working mothers, who are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. labor force, are often unable to start breastfeeding or are forced to stop before they reach their breastfeeding goals. We recognize and applaud employers in the Yakima Valley who provide the resources and accommodations necessary for working mothers that choose to breastfeed. Help us by nominating an employer today!

Workplace breastfeeding support might look like:

• A private pumping or nursing area with 
    - a comfortable chair
    - an electrical outlet
    -a small table for pumping
    -a sink with running water for clean up
• A flexible break schedule for pumping

Gold Star employers might also include
• An in-room refrigerator for breast milk storage
• Affordable onsite childcare

NOMINATE AN EMPLOYER  ONLINE - by July 15, 2017 is external)