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Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

Intent of the Intervention

The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program (MFWP) is designed to bestow official recognition upon worksites that adhere to the Program's criteria for being "Mother-Friendly," including having a written and communicated policy that provides space for breast milk expression in the worksite, flexible work schedules for breastfeeding mothers, and access to hygienic breast milk storage options (refrigerator or cooler). Additional recognition is given for worksites with more comprehensive worksite lactation support programs. The MFWP encourages organizational policy and practice changes to develop worksite cultures that support employees who choose to breastfeed in meeting their personal breastfeeding goals. This is a practice-tested intervention.