Researchers agree that breast milk is optimal for infants because it protects against childhood infections and diseases and may prevent obesity as well as provide health benefits for the mother. 

The Impact on Business: 

  • More productive workforce
  • Lower health care costs
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Increased loyalty
  • Decreased turnover
  • Greater job satisfaction and morale
  • Recruiting benefits 

Deciding what your company should do depends on your needs and what you already offer. If you need help creating a policy use the Nebraska Guide to Lactation Support.  The purpose of this resource guide is to help Nebraska employers become educated on the Nebraska laws and standards, learn the benefits of supporting breastfeeding mothers, and receive tools and resources to start or enhance their current breastfeeding support practices. 

For help on other polices in your workplace, check out Making Change Stick: Policies for Worksite Wellness.

The purpose of this guide is to provide the information required to successfully implement wellness policies in various workplaces. 

How to use this guide: This guide is designed as a tool for individuals within any worksite looking to improve or sustain the wellness of employees by implementing a wellness policy. The contents of this guide discuss the benefits of wellness policies, important foundational information, steps required to successfully implement and carry out a wellness policy, and wellness policy templates and real-world examples. 

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