Using a wellness program to promote a culture of breastfeeding in the workplace: Oregon Health & Science University's experience

Antoinette Magner, Carrie Anne Phillipi

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In the United States, many women stop breastfeeding within the first month that they return to work. Working mothers experience challenges in maintaining milk supply and finding the time and space to express breast milk or feed their babies in workplace settings. Changing attitudes and culture within the workplace may be accomplished in conjunction with ensuring compliance with state and federal laws regarding breastfeeding to improve breastfeeding rates after return to work. Employee wellness programs can be 1 avenue to promote breastfeeding and human milk donation as healthy behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 17 2015



  • breastfeeding
  • breastfeeding in the workplace
  • donation of breast milk
  • employee wellness programs
  • employers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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