Your Best Return
on Investment

Our corporate lactation programs:
  • Reduce healthcare costs
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase employee retention

The Ybreast Advantage

We are the only provider of corporate lactation support services able to certify corporate compliance with the Affordable Care Act and state law. Drawing upon years of legal and lactation expertise, our corporate lactation programs comply with applicable law and deliver results. Our offerings include:

  • Reviewing and revising policies and procedures for legal compliance
  • Providing 24/7 prenatal and postnatal breastfeeding support to the employee
  • Managing the transitional plan for the nursing mom’s return to work
  • Providing management training and ongoing support to human resources
  • Communication assistance between supervisors and employees
  • Design and setup of temporary lactation spaces and dedicated rooms
  • Provision and maintenance of hospital-grade breastfeeding equipment

Contact Us

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and legal review of your existing corporate lactation program.

Or call us at 1.855.MyMilky

Employees

Returning to work?

Mutual of Omaha’s lactation support program led to a retention rate of 83% of their maternity workforce compared to the national average of only 59%.


Supporting a Mother’s Return to Work,
While Driving the Bottom Line!

Investing in a workplace lactation support program will yield substantial dividends to your company.

Companies of all types have found that implementing a Ybreast corporate lactation program has a profound and positive impact on their bottom line. Just a few of these important dividends include lower turnover rates, earlier returns from maternity leave, increases in employee morale, additional health care savings, higher productivity and loyalty, positive public relations, and a decrease in legal liability.

Lower Turnover Rates
Employees are more likely to return to work after childbirth when their workplace provides a supportive environment for continued breastfeeding. Being able to keep experienced employees after childbirth means lowering or eliminating the costs a company otherwise would incur to hire temporary staff or to recruit, hire, and train replacement staff, both of which involve additional lost revenue while getting these new staff up to speed.
Less Absenteeism
That’s because breastfed infants are healthier! Human milk boosts an infant’s immune system and helps protect him from common childhood illnesses, infections, and dermatitis. For infants in childcare settings where they are exposed to a multitude of germs and viruses, human milk provides even greater protection. Mothers and fathers of breastfed infants typically spend more time at work rather than taking leave to care for sick children.
Lower Healthcare Costs
The reduced health care costs for breastfed infants translate into lower medical insurance claims for businesses. Babies who are not breastfed visit the physician more often, spend more days in the hospital, and require more prescriptions than breastfed infants. One study found that for every 1,000 babies not breastfed, there were 2,033 extra physician visits, 212 extra hospitalization days, and 609 extra prescriptions for three illnesses alone – ear, respiratory, and gastrointestinal infection. This does not include the risks of numerous other childhood illnesses and infections, or women’s diseases such as pre-menopausal breast cancer, which are reduced when a mother breastfeeds.
Additional Healthcare Savings
Companies that provide comprehensive onsite lactation support programs enjoy additional health care cost savings. That’s because these programs encourage employees to breastfeed longer and to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months (the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics) which provides the greatest health advantages for breastfeeding employees and their infants. When programs include prenatal education to help improve birth outcomes, the savings are even greater.
Higher Productivity and Loyalty
Employees whose companies provide breastfeeding support consistently report improved morale, better satisfaction with their jobs, and higher productivity. They also feel the support eases their transition back to work and enables them to return from maternity leave sooner.
Positive Public Relations
Providing a supportive environment for breastfeeding employees improves your overall company image and enhances your ability to recruit top-notch staff. Many companies with support programs receive local, state, and national recognition and media attention, a positive boost to recruitment efforts and general goodwill in the community.
The insurance company CIGNA conducted a 2-year study of 343 employees who participated in their lactation support program, and found that the program resulted in an annual savings of $240,000 in health care expenses, 62 percent fewer prescriptions, and $60,000 savings in reduced absenteeism rates.

Know the Law

Nursing mothers have rights and legal protections in the workplace. Protect yourself.
Know the law. Review corporate policies. Certify compliance. Ybreast makes it simple!

The Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act dictates that employers must provide their employed nursing mothers with certain accommodations. Effective March 23, 2010, an employer must provide a nursing mother with (1) a private place to express her breastmilk that is not a bathroom; and (2) a reasonable amount of uncompensated time to express her milk, as needed. These rights extend through the nursing child’s first birthday.

Break Time

  • As needed
  • Reasonable in duration
  • Uncompensated
  • One year

Place

  • Shielded from view
  • Free from intrusion
  • NOT a bathroom

Exclusions

  • Undue hardship
  • AND less than 50 employees

State Law

  • Some states afford greater protections
  • Know your state law
Contact us today for a complimentary review of your corporate policy and lactation room setup.
One-day absences to care for sick children occur more than twice as often for mothers of formula-fed infants.



Contact Us

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and legal review of your existing corporate lactation program.

Or, call us at 1.855.MyMilky