Employers, here’s a quick win for your current workforce, future workforce, and company’s bottom line: support for breastfeeding working parents. The PUMP Act, a piece of non-trivial legislation, would have ensured that more than 12.7 million parents had the option to breastfeed their children and continue to work. Now, another bill is up for passage. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would also expand breastfeeding protections for workers.
To be clear, families aren’t the only ones who would benefit from this legislation. The positive externalities will reach you, too.