Breastfeeding has many benefits to both mother and child. It also happens to have benefits to workplaces who support breastfeeding. Research shows that lack of environmental support of breastfeeding at the workplace may discourage women from exclusively breastfeeding the recommended amount of time of SIX months (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012). To investigate the management knowledge and workplace breastfeeding support services, an online survey was sent out employees in management positions at selected workplaces in Faribault, Martin and Watonwan counties in Minnesota. Of the 98 selected participants, only 16 participants completed the survey. The study aimed to discover whether there was a relationship between management knowledge of breastfeeding benefits and their workplace breastfeeding support services. The results of this study showed a moderate positive relationship between management knowledge of breastfeeding benefits and their workplace support for breastfeeding with a correlation of, r(14) = .543, p = .036. The participants scored an average of 5.2 of six questions on the knowledge portion of the survey and an average of 4.1 out of 17 on the workplace breastfeeding support services.
Heather Von Bank
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Allied Health and Nursing
Heimer, E. (2017). Workplace Management Knowledge and Support for Employee Breastfeeding Practices [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/682/
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