Menasha Health Department's Breastfeeding Friendly Program
Breastfeeding Friendly-Childcare Centers
The Menasha Health Department can assist local childcare centers with establishing breastfeeding support programs. There are many benefits for childcare centers to become designated as breastfeeding friendly, including: happier and healthier babies, less spit up, easier transitions for moms, diaper odor is not as smelly, and makes the childcare center more marketable to families.
The process for designating a childcare center as breastfeeding is a fairly simple process and involves 10 Steps. If your childcare center would like to become designated as breastfeeding friendly, call the health department main line at 920-967-3520 or email to reach our MCH staff members.
A breastfeeding friendly business is a business who actively supports and promotes breastfeeding for its employees by providing privacy and flexibility to express and store breastmilk. The Menasha Health Department can assist employers with establishing breastfeeding support programs. Evidence shows that supporting breastfeeding employees saves businesses money. Providing employees with lactation support reduces employee absences, lowers healthcare costs, and leads to improved staff productivity and loyalty, which means cost savings due to reduced staff turnover.
The process for designating a workplace as breastfeeding is also fairly simply and involves 8 Steps. Each business has different needs, varying resources, and a diverse workforce. If your workplace would like to become designated as breastfeeding friendly, call the Menasha Health Department main line at 920-967-3520 or email to reach our MCH staff members.
Furnishing a Lactation Space
Furnishing a Lactation Space (Spanish)
Sample Breastfeeding Policy
Breastfeeding Alliance of Northeast Wisconsin (BFAN)
La Leche League
March of Dimes
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Cleaning and Storing Infant Feeding Items