That is the dilemma faced by many women needing to express while at work, study or out and about. There is a lack of designated, suitable spaces and where there is provision they are often within the toilet area. This significantly reduces the length of time parents breastfeed their babies.
estimated births per year
who return to work after maternity leave continue to breastfeed.
express or breastfeed at work
mothers think they must give up breastfeeding when returning to work
Who went on to give up breastfeeding before or after returning from maternity leave said returning to work influenced their decision
Would have liked to have breastfed for longer
The health and wellbeing of both mother and baby have a positive impact on the employee. The benefits from breastfeeding and breast milk are well documented in their prevention of:
By protecting and supporting breastfeeding employers can see beneficial reductions in:
and increases in: