Burnsville, Minnesota — Apothecary Products has been named a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies.
MDH recognizes workplaces and county health departments that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers by creating a workplace lactation support program.
Kristine Clausen, Director Human Resources for Apothecary Products, stated: “We strive to enhance all aspects of well-being for our team members by offering a supportive environment, of which includes going above and beyond the legal standards for working mamas. We’ve equipped our “Quiet Room“ with local breast-feeding support resources, relaxing décor and furniture, soft lighting and a sound machine to promote a private, quiet environment.”
“We recently acquired the Bamboobies brand which provides simple and effective breastfeeding solutions for moms. The recognition as a breastfeeding-friendly workplace shows our commitment to making Apothecary a great place to work.”
– Andrea Porfidio, Marketing Director, Bamboobies.
Breastfeeding is a foundational way to ensure that babies receive optimal nutrition during the first formative years of life. Studies show that infants who are breastfed have better health outcomes as they grow. MDH recognizes organizations that have taken a leadership role to improve breastfeeding rates and meet Healthy 2020 goals.
The designation acknowledges Apothecary Products’ commitment to acting as a model for the community by supporting healthy families and receiving the business benefits of supporting nursing mothers. The designation is achieved by adopting a written policy and educating staff about it, ensuring adequate break time for breastfeeding employees, providing a clean, private place to pump breast milk, and demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting breastfeeding in the workplace.
This is MDH’s recognition program which was created and is supported by the state Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP).
To learn more, visit health.state.mn.us/breastfeedingfriendly.
The Bamboobies brand, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of top-rated, breastfeeding support products. The portfolio includes nursing shawls, nursing tanks and bras, disposable and washable nursing pads, and organic nipple balm. Visit www.bamboobies.com to learn more.