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Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Designation and Comprehensive Lactation Support. Julie Stagg, MSN, RN Department of State Health Services Office of Program Decision Support Julie.Stagg@dshs.state.tx.us. Learning Objectives.

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Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Designation and Comprehensive Lactation Support

Julie Stagg, MSN, RN

Department of State Health Services

Office of Program Decision Support


Learning Objectives

  • Describe three reasons employers should support employees to combine work and breastfeeding

  • Describe four minimum requirements to be recognized as a Texas Mother Friendly Worksite

  • Identify three resources for planning a worksite lactation support program

Breastfeeding promotion is “among the most cost-effective public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

–World Bank

Health Implications for Babies

  • Obesity

  • Infectious disease

  • Skin conditions

  • Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes

  • Leukemia

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Health Implications for Mothers

  • Lower risk of:

    • Premenopausal breast cancer

    • Ovarian cancer

    • Type 2 diabetes

    • Faster recovery from pregnancy

    • Healthier employees ~ more productive

Texas Breastfeeding Rates

Women in the Workforce

60 % of women work outside home

  • Mothers = fastest growing segment of US workforce

    • 55 % with children < age 3 are employed

    • 62 % with children < age 6 are employed

    • 78 % employed full-time

    • Growth rate increased 80 % over the last 20 years

Breastfeeding and Employment

  • Full-time employment shortens breastfeeding duration

  • Most women wean before end of first month back at work

  • Full-time employment an economic necessity for many

Commonly Identified Barriers

  • Lack of flexibility in schedule to express milk

  • Lack of accommodations to express milk

  • Lack of secure place to store milk

  • Concerns about support from employer and/or co-workers

  • Real or perceived low/insufficient milk supply

Business Case for Breastfeeding

  • Win-Win for employers and employees

  • Return on Investment

  • Reduced Absenteeism and Turnover

  • Improved Health and Productivity

  • Greater Job Satisfaction

Worksite Lactation Support

  • Time

  • Space

  • Hygiene

  • Storage

  • Written Policy

  • Other

Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

Texas Breastfeeding Law

Phases of Program Development

  • Assessment

  • Planning

  • Implementation

  • Evaluation


  • Identify Scope of Assessment

  • Gather Input

  • Identify Resources and Assess Options


  • Develop Strategy

  • Develop Capacity

  • Develop Policy

  • Develop Components

  • Establish Evaluation Criteria and Baseline


  • Communication

  • Promotion

  • Launch

  • Maintenance


  • Process

  • Impact

  • Outcomes


The Business Case for Breastfeeding



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthier Worksite Initiative:

Lactation Support Program Toolkit



Building Healthy Texans

Statewide Agency Wellness Program:

Wellness Activity # 6. Improve Support for Breastfeeding Mothers



Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Breastfeeding Promotion and the Texas Mother Friendly Worksite Program


DSHS Breastfeeding Information

  • Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

  • DSHS Position Statement on Infant Feeding

  • Breastfeeding Publications and Promotional Items

  • Texas WIC Breastfeeding Audiovisuals

  • Breastfeeding Trainings

  • Statewide Lactation Support Hotline and Directory

  • Childcare Provider Breastfeeding Training

  • Breastmilkcounts.org, etc…

200+ Texas Mother-Friendly Worksites…and counting!

ABC Child Development Center…Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP...

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)…Avalon Wellness Center…Block Buster,

Inc…Broil-R-Corp…C.H. Guenther & Sons, Inc…Clinics and physician’s offices

…Dallas Symphony Orchestra…Dempsey Henley SAFP Unit Corrections…

Devine Desserts…Duke Energy…Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD…Electronic Data

Systems (EDS)…Exxon Mobile Exploration Company-Houston…Fixtures

International…Freescale Semiconductor…GameStop, Inc…Guenther House

Restaurant…Gulf & Basco Co…Huntsman Corp…Hospitals and Medical Centers…

IBM Corp…Leander High School…Lucille Plane State Jail…MicroMain Corp…

Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin…Munsch, Hardt, Kopf, & Harr, PC...North Texas

Mother’s Milk Bank...Occidental Oil and Gas Corp...Pecan Ridge School…Pioneer

Flour Mills…Pioneer Frozen Foods, Inc…Pizza Hut, Inc…Pleticha Publishing,

Inc…Raytheon Company Network Electronic Systems…Solectron Texas…Southern

Warehouse Corp…Special Addition Maternity Boutique…State and local governmental

agencies…SYSCO Food Services of Houston…Texas A&M University System...

Texas Instruments…Texas Tech University Health Science Center-El Paso…Thompson &

Knight LLP…TICOM Geomatics, Inc…Tree Top Learning Centers…University of

Texas at Tyler…UT Health Science Center at Houston…Williams Gas Pipeline-Transco…

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

Contact Julie Stagg:

(512) 458-7111, ext. 6917



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