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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


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Learning Objectives Lactation Support

  • 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


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

–World Bank


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Health Implications for Babies public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Obesity

  • Infectious disease

  • Skin conditions

  • Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes

  • Leukemia

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome


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Health Implications for Mothers public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Lower risk of:

    • Premenopausal breast cancer

    • Ovarian cancer

    • Type 2 diabetes

    • Faster recovery from pregnancy

    • Healthier employees ~ more productive


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Texas Breastfeeding Rates public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”


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Women in the Workforce public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

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


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Breastfeeding and Employment public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • 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


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Commonly Identified Barriers public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • 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


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Business Case for Breastfeeding public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Win-Win for employers and employees

  • Return on Investment

  • Reduced Absenteeism and Turnover

  • Improved Health and Productivity

  • Greater Job Satisfaction


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Worksite Lactation Support public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Time

  • Space

  • Hygiene

  • Storage

  • Written Policy

  • Other


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Mother-Friendly Worksite Program public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”


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Texas Breastfeeding Law public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”


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Phases of Program Development public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Assessment

  • Planning

  • Implementation

  • Evaluation


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Assessment public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Identify Scope of Assessment

  • Gather Input

  • Identify Resources and Assess Options


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Planning public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Develop Strategy

  • Develop Capacity

  • Develop Policy

  • Develop Components

  • Establish Evaluation Criteria and Baseline


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Implementation public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Communication

  • Promotion

  • Launch

  • Maintenance


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Evaluation public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • Process

  • Impact

  • Outcomes


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Resources public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

The Business Case for Breastfeeding

www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/programs/business-case


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Resources public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthier Worksite Initiative:

Lactation Support Program Toolkit

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/hwi/toolkits/lactation/index.htm


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Resources public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

Building Healthy Texans

Statewide Agency Wellness Program:

Wellness Activity # 6. Improve Support for Breastfeeding Mothers

http://www.wellness.state.tx.us/mothers.htm


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Resources public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Breastfeeding Promotion and the Texas Mother Friendly Worksite Program

www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/lactate


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DSHS Breastfeeding Information public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.”

  • 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…


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200+ Texas Mother-Friendly Worksites public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.” …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…


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Texas Mother-Friendly public health interventions, in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) gained.” Worksite Program

Contact Julie Stagg:

(512) 458-7111, ext. 6917

Julie.Stagg@DSHS.state.tx.us

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/lactate/mother.shtm