Evaluation of workplace lactation support among employers in two Pennsylvania cities

Payton, Colleen and Romney, Martha and Olson, Beth. H and Abatemarco, Diane.J and LaNoue, Marianna and Leader, Amy. E,(2019), Evaluation of workplace lactation support among employers in two Pennsylvania cities. , Business Horizons, UNSPECIFIED

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A majority of mothers with infants less than 1 year old participate in the labor force. Employers can modify the physical and social environments at work to accommodate breastfeeding employees and enable continued participation in the labor force. The purpose of our article is to (1) characterize breastfeeding policies and programs currently offered at workplaces in two Pennsylvania cities and (2) identify improvement areas to support breastfeeding employees in the workplace. We partnered with two business groups on health in Pennsylvania and electronically administered a survey to their employer members. Responses were aggregated into a workplace lactation support score based on physical space, time, policy, and resources. Higher scores indicate that employers offered a large number of workplace lactation supports. We conclude by offering specific improvement opportunities that include a written policy communicated to all employees and the formal communication of lactation services. Employers can utilize workplace lactation support scores to elect interventions that are feasible for implementation in their organizations
Keywords : Breastfeeding; Women in business; Lactation support; Working mothers; Organizational culture, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Business Horizons
Volume: 62
Number: 5
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Endhar Priyo Utomo
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2019 02:02
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2019 02:02
URI: https://repofeb.undip.ac.id/id/eprint/890

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