Breastfeeding Facts and A Call to Action

Categories: Community Engagement, Income and Jobs, Workplace Wellness

Breastfeeding facts according to the US Surgeon General 2014:

  • Breastfeeding protects babies from illnesses and infections
  • Breastfed babies have a lower risk for developing asthma
  • Children breastfed for six months have a lower risk of becoming obese
  • Moms who breastfeed are less likely to develop breast or ovarian cancers
  • Working moms who have lactation support at work are more productive, have lower rates of absenteeism and take less time off to care for their sick children
  • Employees have better health and employers have lower healthcare costs

Let’s talk!

In a collaborative effort, Monadnock HEAL, Keene State College and Oregon State University are conducting breastfeeding research in Cheshire County.  If you have been or currently are a breastfeeding working mom and would like to participate in a confidential interview about your breastfeeding experience in the workplace, then our research team wants to hear from you!  To participate in this confidential research interview, click here.  The link will open an email to the researchers at Keene State College. Please let them know that you are willing to take part in this survey. Thank you!