Emory Breastfeeding Education Project

The Emory Breastfeeding Education Project is a six-month project led by the Center for Women and funded in part by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Women's Health. 

Purpose: Increase knowledge of Emory’s Lactation Support Program (policy and resources) in order to encourage breastfeeding and support a more women-and-family-friendly work environment at Emory, and provide education about breastfeeding for mothers at Emory and in the community.

Goals:

1. Emory managers will know and comply with Emory’s lactation policy. 

2. Emory employees and students will know the benefits of breastfeeding, Emory’s lactation policy, and Emory’s lactation resources.

3. The Center for Women will provide free trainings for expecting mothers in the Atlanta-Metro area and increase participants’ knowledge of breastfeeding basics, benefits, and resources.

Objectives:

1. Emory managers attending lactation support program presentations will increase their knowledge of Emory’s lactation policy and breastfeeding resources.

2. Emory employees and students in targeted populations will demonstrate increased knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding, Emory’s lactation policy, and Emory’s breastfeeding resources.

3. Participants in Center for Women breastfeeding workshops will demonstrate increased knowledge of breastfeeding basics, benefits, and resources.

The project has four components:

1. A brochure that covers policy, benefits of breastfeeding, and resources.

2. Manager meeting presentations in which the director of CWE presents information to targeted areas of the university, outlining Emory’s lactation policy and the responsibility of managers to accommodate breastfeeding employees.

3. Lactation rooms map – a web-accessible map that will mothers the closest lactation room to their location.

4. Breastfeeding Workshops available to Emory and Atlanta community members free of charge.

This project is part of a larger Center for Women initiative to revise Emory’s lactation policy in light of the 2010 change to the Fair Labor Standards Act and to improve knowledge of and access to Emory’s lactation spaces. Read the revised policy here.

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