While Georgia has a breastfeeding initiation rate on par with nation and in line with the 2020 Healthy People goals, there is a steep decline in continued breastfeeding between initiation and the first six months, with only 57.6% of infants still breastfeeding for the entire duration of the recommended minimum of six months. The decrease in breastfeeding rates throughout the first 12 months of life may suggest that women are not receiving the social, political, and/or physical support they need to continue breastfeeding. Approximately, 60% of mothers stop breastfeeding before they originally intended. Some reasons for early discontinuation may include: returning to work, lack of support in the workplace, issues concerning modesty, and lack of access to professional breastfeeding support.
Join us for a one-hour webinar in collaboration with the Georgia Perinatal Association
and the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition
to review existing federal and Georgia-specific legislation on breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace. Claire Eden, IBCLC (Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition), and Sarah Brafman, JD (A Better Balance) will discuss the gaps and issues with the current legislation and the need for updated legislation. The webinar will examine the impact of these policies on Georgia’s working women and their infants.
Participants will be able to:
1. Provide evidence of increased knowledge by stating at least one federal policy on breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace.
2. Provide evidence of increased knowledge by stating at least one state policy on breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace.
3. Provide evidence of increased knowledge by stating at least one gap in the current federal policy on breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace.
4. Provide evidence of improved performance by stating at least one way in which these policies impact the role of nurses and the populations they serve.
This activity has been submitted to Georgia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Georgia Nurses Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation