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Support for Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Overview

Programs to increase support for breastfeeding in the workplace are a promising strategy for increasing breastfeeding duration. Intervention strategies designed to build support for breastfeeding in the workplace include programs and policies that encourage and support breastfeeding. Support for breastfeeding in the workplace might include any of the following: written policies, staff training, the addition of breastfeeding facilities, flexible work environments that allow breastfeeding infants to be brought to work, provision of onsite child care services, provision of breast pumps, professional support services, and paid or extended maternity leave.

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