The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is partnering with local businesses and organizations to become breastfeeding friendly for their employees and patrons.

The 2018 initiative has so far designated five new businesses and organizations in Kewaunee County as breastfeeding friendly: the Algoma Public Library, Autumn Journeys, East Shore Industries, Silver Leaf and Linden Manor, and Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home. Along with these groups, multiple other agencies are working towards a designation as well.

In order to be considered a breastfeeding friendly, businesses and organizations are required to put a policy in place. Each policy mandates that employers provide employees a safe and private space besides a bathroom to pump or breastfeed, adequate time, access to a clean water source, and the ability for employees to store their milk in a refrigerator.

“We appreciate the time and effort these groups put into making this happen and hope more businesses in the county will follow the lead and create a better, more comfortable environment for breastfeeding employees in our community,” says Cindy Kinnard, RN, director of the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.

If you are interested in becoming a breastfeeding friendly business, contact Anna Westmark at the Kewaunee County Public Health Department at 920-388-7160.

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