By Paul Schmitt
A 2018 initiative to get more businesses and organizations in Kewaunee County to be breastfeeding friendly is off to a strong start. The Kewaunee County Public Health Department has partnered with five designated local places, including Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home and Furniture, in becoming breastfeeding friendly. Tim Kinnard of Wiesner & Massart says using a restroom to breastfeed is not very accommodating to mothers.
You can find a listing of all Kewaunee County breastfeeding friendly businesses and information on becoming a designated one with the press release below.
KEWAUNEE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Jennifer Gonzalez Public Information Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2018
Kewaunee County Works to Create More Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses
KEWAUNEE, WI – 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. These include the Algoma Public Library, Autumn Journeys, East Shore Industries, Silver Leaf and Linden Manor, and Wiesner and 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 Kewaunee County Public Health Department.
If you are interested in becoming a breastfeeding friendly business, please contact Anna Westmark at the Kewaunee County Public Health Department at (920) 388-7160.
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