Congratulations on your commitment to helping
your employees and patrons by supporting breastfeeding. Here we
have provided you information to develop breastfeeding policies
and ways to become breastfeeding-friendly.
South Sound Breastfeeding Network (SSBN) is showcasing businesses
and public locations on our website that are breastfeeding
friendly. "Breastfeeding Friendly" means the business
encourages and supports breastfeeding for all patrons and employees.
The SSBN Breastfeeding
Welcome Here program is strictly voluntary and a way to help
support and encourage breastfeeding in our community.
If you are interested in becoming Breastfeeding
Friendly and listed in our website showcase
please review our Breastfeeding
Welcome Here campaign and contact
- Have a written policy supporting breastfeeding
and train all employees in how to treat a breastfeeding mom.
- Provide a private comfortable place for mothers
to breastfeed or pump.
- Support Breastfeeding employees by providing
time and place to pump and store breast milk.
- Display the International
Breastfeeding Symbol (window sticker available free from the
- Consider sponsoring a local celebration of
World Breastfeeding Week. (Visit www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org
- Read and follow the guidelines for the
Breastfeeding Welcome Here
Thank you for your interest in supporting breastfeeding
and helping to make our community breastfeeding friendly.
The below information is provided by the Breastfeeding
Coalition of Washington which is a program of WithinReach.
Legislation & Discrimination
Support in the Workplace, Best Practices to Promote Health and
Employers Can Assist with Breastfeeding in the Workplace (PDF)
Health and Cost Benefits of Breastfeeding (PDF)
& Breastfeeding: It's Worth it!
Articles and Resources for Employers and Employees