See relevant studies:

Health benefits of breastfeeding

Bartick, M. C., Schwarz, E. B., Green, B. D., Jegier, B. J., Reinhold, A. G., Colaizy, T. T., … & Stuebe, A. M. (2016). Suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: maternal and pediatric health outcomes and costs. Maternal & Child Nutrition.

Chowdhury, R., Sinha, B., Sankar, M. J., Taneja, S., Bhandari, N., Rollins, N., … & Martines, J. (2015). Breastfeeding and maternal health outcomes: a systematic review and metaanalysisActa Paediatrica104(S467), 96-113.

Eidelman, A. I., Schanler, R. J., Johnston, M., Landers, S., Noble, L., Szucs, K., & Viehmann, L. (2012). Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics, 129(3), e827-e841.Tuttle, C.R., & Slavit, W.I. (2009). “Establishing the business case for breastfeeding.” Breastfeeding Medicine 4.S1: S-59.

Position statements

American Public Health Association. (2007). “A call to action on breastfeeding: a fundamental public health issue.” Policy 200714

American Academy of Family Physicians. (2008). “Breastfeeding, family physicians supporting (position paper).” Leawood, KS: AAFP

Breastfeeding Taskforce of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. (2011) Position Statement on Breastfeeding.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013) “Strategies to prevent obesity and other chronic diseases: The CDC guide to strategies to support breastfeeding mothers and babies.Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services

Current research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Breastfeeding: Research and Surveillance

Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women. (2007) “ACOG Committee Opinion No. 361: Breastfeeding: maternal and infant aspects.” Obstetrics and gynecology 109.2 Pt 1 479

Office of the Surgeon General (US) (2011). “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.”

Recommended features

Bai, Y., & Wunderlich, S. M. (2013). Lactation accommodation in the workplace and duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 58(6), 690-696

Becker GE, Smith HA, Cooney F. Methods of milk expression for lactating women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD006170. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006170.pub5.

Click, E. R. (2006). Developing a worksite lactation program. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 31(5), 313-317.

Koo, K, Spatz, D.L. (2016). National Survey of Convention Centers’ Lactation Facilities. Journal of Human Lactation 2016 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print] Doi: 10.1177/0890334416653740

Lee, J. (2016). Wellness Rooms- Here and Now, [web log post] Retrieved from

Iellamo, A., Sobel, H., & Engelhardt, K. (2015). Working Mothers of the World Health Organization Western Pacific Offices Lessons and Experiences to Protect, Promote, and Support Breastfeeding. Journal of human lactation, 31(1), 36-39.

Mills, S. P. (2009). Workplace Lactation Programs A Critical Element for Breastfeeding Mothers’ Success. AAOHN journal, 57(6), 227-231.

Ortiz J., McGilligan K., Kelly P. (2004). Duration of breast milk expression among working mothers enrolled in an employer-sponsored lactation program. Pediatr Nurs; 30:111-119.

Porter, J., & Oliver, R. (2015). Rethinking Lactation Space Working Mothers, Working Bodies, and the Politics of Inclusion. Space and Culture, 1206331215596488.

Slavit, W. (2009). Investing in workplace breastfeeding programs and policies: An employer’s toolkit. Washington, DC.

US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health (2010).”Business Case for Breastfeeding  [The link is to the landing page. This document is only available online in modules rather than the full toolkit.]

Successful programs

Basrowi, R. W., Sulistomo, A. B., Adi, N. P., & Vandenplas, Y. (2015). Benefits of a dedicated breastfeeding facility and support program for exclusive breastfeeding among workers in Indonesia. Pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition, 18(2), 94-99.

Campbell, K. P. (2007). Investing in maternal and child health: An employer’s toolkit. Washington, DC: Center for Prevention and Health Services, National Business Group on Health. Pp 201-208

Cohen, R., & Mrtek, M. B. (1994). The impact of two corporate lactation programs on the incidence and duration of breast-feeding by employed mothers. American Journal of Health Promotion, 8(6), 436-441.

Spatz, D. L., Kim, G. S., & Froh, E. B. (2014). Outcomes of a Hospital-Based Employee Lactation Program. Breastfeeding Medicine, 9(10), 510-514.

Tsai, S. Y. (2013). Impact of a breastfeeding-friendly workplace on an employed mother’s intention to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Breastfeeding Medicine, 8(2), 210-216.

Vancour, M.L., & Griswold, M.K. (2015). Breastfeeding Best Practices in Higher Education. Hale Publishing. Plano, TX

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