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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Public Health is dedicated to supporting, promoting and protecting a woman’s ability to continue providing breastmilk to her infant after returning to work.  To help raise awareness in the community on the laws surrounding breastfeeding support, Public Health kicked off a pilot breastfeeding awareness campaign on the City of Bloomington’s Facebook page at the beginning of 2019. The goal of the campaign is to educate the community, specifically about supporting women in the workplace by highlighting businesses already doing a good job.  

The pilot project involved seeking nominations from employees who feel their workplaces are supportive of moms returning to work and wanting to continue providing breastmilk for their baby.  Within 24 hours of the Facebook post being published, seven nominations came through. In total, Public Health saw 16 nominations, with 11 of those being unduplicated nominations for employers in Bloomington.