Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Breastfeeding education in public, especially in the workplace, is a concept that has a multitude of different perspectives. Research has shown that breastfeeding has many positive effects on mother and baby, that can be lessened due to the lack of breastfeeding support in various organizations. In this literature review, barriers to breastfeeding in the workplace were analyzed in order to understand the effects these barriers have on breastfeeding duration. In addition, this review helped emphasize the need for policies to be enacted in the workplace to better support breastfeeding mothers, and the impact these policies have on employee retention rates and job satisfaction. Overall, the research found that barriers to breastfeeding include lack of workplace policies, workforce age, and lack of resources such as specialized lactation rooms. Further research is needed to see the impact of these policies, and the effect they have on breastfeeding duration.
breastfeeding, breastfeeding education, breastfeeding in the workplace, breastfeeding policies, breastfeeding duration, breastfeeding barriers
Hogan, G. (2021). Tiny Tusks Internship: The importance of breastfeeding education in the workplace. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/146
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