Breastfeeding-Friendly Employers & Community Partners
About the Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer and Community Partner Award
Breastfeeding-Friendly Community Partners are businesses or organizations that welcome breastfeeding. Awardees demonstrate support of all breastfeeding families within their establishment. How? By publicly committing to support breastfeeding parents and children, providing a welcoming atmosphere for breastfeeding, respecting the nourishment of a child and never asking them to leave, cover up, or move during a feed, and ensuring all members who represent the establishment fulfill these requirements. In addition, our Community Partners declare not to advertise infant formula or related products directly to their consumers. Businesses/organizations making this commitment create spaces where families can keep breastfeeding, improving longevity. Recipients of the Breastfeeding-Friendly Community Partner Award can proudly display the Breastfeeding-Friendly window cling as symbol of their commitment and notice to families in their community.
Why apply for the Breastfeeding-Friendly award?
In addition to contributing to the economic and health benefits of supporting breastfeeding for families in North Carolina, Breastfeeding-Friendly Community Partners and Employers will:
[have] Notoriety in their community as organizations who support families
[be] Listed on our website
[be] Recognition at our regional Meeting
When do I apply?
Can I do more to support breastfeeding?
Assisting and Empowering New Mothers
Watch this short video to see how beneficial and simple it can be to create a breastfeeding-friendly space in your worksite.