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This bibliography of 16 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Library online catalog. It includes selected materials published in the last ten years on breastfeeding for nursing mothers returning to work as well as breastfeeding promotion in the workplace and in child care settings.

The MCH Library focuses on publications from federal and state agencies, from grantees of federal and state agencies, and from professional and voluntary organizations. It contains unique materials on the history of maternal and child health in the United States, policy papers, reports, conference proceedings, manuals, survey instruments, guidelines, and curricula. The library does not collect materials on clinical medicine. Consumer health materials and commercially published materials are collected very selectively.

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New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. n.d.. Making it work toolkit. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, multiple items.

Annotation: These toolkits for consumers and employers provide information to address the challenges of low income wage earners returning to work while continuing to breastfeed. Contents include five individual toolkits. A toolkit for mothers provides information on how to talk with supervisors, coworkers, and child care providers and how to store and handle breast milk, as well as checklists, tips, sample schedules, and food ideas. A toolkit for family members explains the role grandparents and partners play while dispelling myths that can be held by others, and how to give support and care for a breastfed infant. Additional toolkits are designed to help employers comply with state and federal laws; offer guidance for mothers and employers on interpreting the laws and resources; and provide sample letters and policies.

Contact: New York State Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Telephone: (866) 881-2809 E-mail: dohweb@health.state.ny.us Web Site: http://www.health.ny.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Employer initiatives, Legislation, Low income groups, New York, State programs, Supported employment, Workplace health promotion

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2014-. Supporting nursing moms at work: Employer solutions. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health,

Annotation: This resource provides businesses with cost-effective tips and solutions for any industry setting to support women who are breastfeeding. Users can search by industry or by solutions to find creative options for space and time, as well as options for supporting women in large companies and small businesses. Topics include room amenities, breast pumps, options for handling expressed milk, education and professional support, promoting services to employees, and privacy. Videos are included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Business, Employee benefits, Employer initiatives, Multimedia, Parent support programs, Policy development, Working mothers

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2013. Breastfeeding in the workplace and hospitals . Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials,

Annotation: This web page links to resources and case studies that provide examples of how state health agencies have effectively supported breastfeeding in the workplace and hospitals.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Hospitals, State initiatives, Workplace

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2013. Breast pumps: Don't be misled - get the facts. Washington, DC: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2 pp. (Consumer health information)

Annotation: This fact sheet informs breastfeeding mothers returning to work, or otherwise away from their infants, about important benefits of expressing milk via breast pumps. It offers advice on choosing the right pump kit, getting advice from a lactation consultant, basics about breast pump kits, choosing to buy or rent a kit, and keeping all parts of the kit clean and disinfected.

Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, Telephone: (888) 463-6332 Fax: (301) 443-3100 Web Site: http://www.fda.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast pumps, Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Infant feeding, Lactation management

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Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. [2012]. My guide to working and breastfeeding: Tips on how to make working and breastfeeding work for you. [Seattle, WA]: Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brochure, which is geared toward working mothers who are breastfeeding, provides information about how to successfully breastfeed while working outside the home. The brochure discusses why it is important to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, introducing a bottle, choosing child care, rights of breastfeeding women, pumping and storing breastmilk at work, creating a back-to-work plan, and overcoming challenges. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, 155 North East 100th Street, #500, Seattle, WA 98125, Telephone: (206) 281-8032 Fax: (206) 270-8891 E-mail: rachels@wihtinreachwa.org Web Site: http://www.breastfeedingwa.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Bottle feeding, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Child care, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Parent child relations, Parent rights, Spanish language materials, Women's rights, Working mothers

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NIHCM Foundation. 2011. The business case for breastfeeding: Strategies for health plans. [Washington, DC]: NIHCM Foundation, 9 files.

Annotation: This webinar, held on October 245, 2011, explored ways health plans and businesses can promote breastfeeding. Topics included supporting breastfeeding benefits for everyone, breastfeeding for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, and promising practices at work. Archived content includes the webinar agenda, speaker biographies and presentations, evaluation, and additional resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Lactation, Multimedia, Work family issues, Working mothers

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Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. [2010]. Working and breastfeeding..."It's worth it!". [Seattle, WA]: WithinReach, Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington,

Annotation: This Web site provides information sheets about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and employers. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: WithinReach , 155 North East 100th Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98125, Telephone: (800) 322-2588 Secondary Telephone: (206) 284-2465 Fax: (206) 270-8891 E-mail: info@withinreachwa.org Web Site: http://withinreachwa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Consumer education materials, Employer initiatives, Spanish language materials, Working mothers

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Davis CS, Dhillon J. 2010. The ACA and nursing mothers. [Washington, DC]: National Health Law Program, 7 pp. (Short paper no. 4)

Annotation: This paper describes provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to make it easier for women with children under the age of one who participate in the labor force to continue breastfeeding and providing breast milk to their children. The paper provides background information on the benefits of breastfeeding and discusses the disparities that exist in breastfeeding based on maternal education, age, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. It describes Section 4207 of the ACA that requires employers to provide a reasonable amount of time and a place where breastfeeding mothers can express milk. The paper also explains how the new provisions differ from the previous law.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Federal legislation, Health care reform, Working mothers

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U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. 2010. Break time for nursing mothers under the FLSA. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, 2 pp. (Fact sheet #73)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information on the break time requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for working women who are breastfeeding. Topics include general requirements, time and location of breaks, coverage and compensation, and where to obtain additional information.

Contact: U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (866) 4-USWAGE Secondary Telephone: (866) 487-9243 Web Site: http://www.dol.gov/whd/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding promotion, Federal legislation, Regulations, Work family issues, Working mothers, Workplace health promotion

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Slavit WI (Ed.). 2009. Investing in workplace breastfeeding programs and policies: An employer's toolkit. [Rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: National Business Group on Health, 71 pp.

Annotation: This eight-section kit is intended for employers, human resource managers, expectant and new parents, and health professionals interested in encouraging business and public agencies to establish, maintain, and expand lactation-support programs for their employees. The kit is divided into the following sections: (1) the business case for breastfeeding promotion, (2) workplace breastfeeding options, (3) breastfeeding promotion program components (4) employer case studies, (5) getting started, (6) methods of measuring success, (7) other ways to support breastfeeding women, and (8) tools for employers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Working mothers

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Slavit WI, Meinert EA, Tuttle CR, Flood C. 2009. Workplace breastfeeding programs: Employer case studies. Washington, DC: National Business Group on Health, 11 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief presents case studies of exemplary workplace breastfeeding programs and policies to provide guidance to employers on the development, implementation, and evaluation of workplace breastfeeding programs. Programs profiled include CIGNA Corporation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Corning, Incorporated (Corning, New York), CVS Caremark (Woonsocket, Rhode Island), Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation (Houston, Texas), and Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, Texas).

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: . Model programs, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Infant health, Policy development, Women's health, Workplace health promotion

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Every Mother Inc. and Rich Winter Design and Multimedia. 2008, 2012. The business case for breastfeeding: Steps for creating a breastfeeding friendly worksite. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 5 items.

Annotation: This five-section kit is intended for employers, human resource managers, expectant and new parents, and health professionals interested in encouraging business and public agencies to establish, maintain, and expand lactation-support programs for their employees. The kit is divided into the following sections: (1) the business case for breastfeeding, (2) easy steps for supporting breastfeeding employees, (3) tool kit, (4) employee's guide to breastfeeding and working, and (5) outreach marketing guide. The sections include booklets and handouts; the tool kit includes a CD-ROM. A Spanish version is available.

Contact: National Women's Health Information Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031, Telephone: (800) 994-9662 Secondary Telephone: (888) 220-5446 Fax: (703) 560-6598 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available at no charge. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00254 (English); MCH00419 (Spanish).

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Spanish language materials, Working mothers

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International Lactation Consultant Association. 2007. Position paper on breastfeeding and work. Raleigh, NC: International Lactation Consultant Association, 6 pp.

Annotation: In this position paper, the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) expresses its endorsement for women's right to receive support for breastfeeding in the context of their paid and unpaid work. The paper also spells out the role of the Association and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in reducing the barriers that mothers face as they seek to harmonize breastfeeding and work. The paper provides an introduction to the issue; discusses research on breastfeeding; and presents the ILCA's position regarding affirmation, recommendations, and actions. Notes and references are included.

Contact: International Lactation Consultant Association, 2501 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 103, Morrisville, NC 27560, Telephone: (919) 861-5577 Fax: (919) 459-2075 E-mail: info@ilca.org Web Site: http://www.ilca.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding support, Infant health, Research, Women's health, Working parents, Working women

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Oregon Department of Human Services-Health Services, Breastfeeding Mother Friend Employer Project. 2006. How to become a breastfeeding mother friendly employer. Portland, OR: Breastfeeding Mother Friend Employer Project, Oregon Department of Human Services-Health Services, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brochure outlines the steps for creating a breastfeeding mother friendly worksite and provides facts on why breastfeeding makes good business sense. A sample workplace breastfeeding policy and application to receive designation as a "breastfeeding mother friendly employer" are also provided.

Contact: Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, 800 North East Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232, Telephone: (971) 673-1222 Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372 Fax: (971) 673-1299 Web Site: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Employer initiatives, Oregon, Working mothers

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Jacknowitz A. 2005. An investigation of the factors influencing breastfeeding patterns. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 115 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a dissertation on breastfeeding rates, policies, and disparities. Topics include changing demographics, welfare work requirements and child well-being: evidence from the effects on breastfeeding, and the role of workplace characteristics in breastfeeding practices. Numerous tables throughout the document offer statistics on research data and methodology. References are also provided.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Cultural factors, Educational factors, Ethnic factors, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics, Trends, Welfare reform, Work family issues, Working mothers

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Kimbro R. 2005. On-the-job moms: Work and breastfeeding duration. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, 4 pp. (Fragile families research brief; no. 31)

Annotation: This brief examines two questions regarding the relationship between maternal employment and breastfeeding: (1) whether a mother's plans to return to work after a birth affect her decision to breastfeed her child, and (2) whether returning to work shortens the duration of breastfeeding, and if so, by how much. Contents include an introductory background, data and methods, results, conclusion and policy implications.

Contact: Princeton University, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, Telephone: (609) 258-5894 Fax: (609) 258-5804 E-mail: crcw@opr.princeton.edu Web Site: http://crcw.princeton.edu Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Employment, Surveys, Work family issues, Working mothers

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