Copyright 2007-12 Carla Moquin
Society (p. 3)
Babies in the Workplace
Lower Societal Health Costs
The lower stress and increased rates of breastfeeding as a result of babies-at-work programs mean lower health care costs for our society. The tremendous health costs of our low breastfeeding rates are causing our government to implement extensive programs to encourage and enable breastfeeding. However, the routine separation of mothers and babies when mothers return to work is a core obstacle to long-term breastfeeding. Babies-at-work programs offer an effective, inexpensive solution to this problem for millions of families and also benefit businesses, families, and society in many other ways.
People Become Better Parents
Parents in babies-at-work programs learn new methods of caring for their babies and have their coworkers available for ready advice and answers on parenting issues.
Because of babies-at-work programs, coworkers without prior baby experience can learn how to interact with and care for babies in healthy ways prior to having their own children.
Coworkers Learn About Babies