By doing the right things and with very little investment, employers can help women returning from maternity leave who don’t want to choose between weaning their babies and quitting their jobs. And the good news is breastfeeding saves money. Companies that provide the time and space for women to pump their milk while at work have been proven to enjoy significant cost benefits from:

— Lower absenteeism rates
— Lower healthcare costs
— Reduced turnover of employees
— Higher productivity and company loyalty
— Great opportunity for public relations as a family-friendly business

And, incidentally, It’s the law! New York State Labor Law Section 206-c requires employers to provide a clean, sanitary, private space, and break time, to women who wish to pump breast milk during the work day.