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Faith-based organizations often have multiple space options to consider for nursing mothers employed by the organization, as well as members of the congregation and visitors. Empty education rooms, a nursery, and on-site child care facilities might provide milk expression space. Small offices, converted closets, and storage areas can also be considered. Flexible options include offices and conference areas. The family-friendly nature of faith-based organizations and civic groups makes bringing the infant to work another viable option.
Faith-based and civic organizations often have strong missions to serve the community. This provides unique opportunities to foster support services for nursing women in the community. Religious organizations might also offer use of their space for nursing mothers working in nearby small businesses.
Video: Greenforest Community Baptist Church near Atlanta shows how to support employees, congregation members, and visitors.
A ladies' lounge area is used for private breastfeeding or milk expression at a large church.
A baby changing table supports having infants in the workplace.
Faith-based groups of all sizes and types often have small spaces for education, prayer, and consultation that can be used for breastfeeding or milk expression.
Many faith-based organizations provide on-site child care for the community. The center may also have available space employees can use for direct breastfeeding or expressing milk.
The family-friendly nature of faith-based organizations and civic groups makes bringing the infant to work for a period of time a viable option.
One grant making group partnered with their building manager where several businesses are housed. They provide a lactation space that can be shared by any of the businesses housed in the building.
First 5 Fresno is a grant making group that focuses on initiatives supporting children's health. Their airstream bus supports nursing women who need privacy to breastfeed at community events.
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