UCFS Recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by CT Breastfeeding Coalition

UCFS is pleased to announce we have been recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW) by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition. This award recognizes UCFS for supporting working mothers in meeting their breastfeeding goals.​

BFW supports women by creating a supportive atmosphere for moms returning to work, allowing flexible break times to express breast milk until baby’s first birthday, and providing private, accessible, sanitary space to express milk.

“Being out front as a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite encourages women to set and achieve their breastfeeding goals. As you are aware, the benefits of breastfeeding extend not only to the infant and mother but also to her employer through lower call-out rates, turnover rates, and health care costs; higher employee productivity, morale, and loyalty; and earlier return from maternity leave.” – Monica J. Belyea, Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition.

UCFS is proud to be a part of creating a healthy, family friendly community!