MTM is proud to announce that our Texas office recently joined a growing number of Texas businesses by becoming designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite. Mother-Friendly employers proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants by providing time, space, and other supports to maintain breastfeeding after returning to work. Employers that provide Mother-Friendly Worksites benefit from increased employee retention, lower absenteeism, higher morale, greater productivity, reduced health care costs, and improved short- and long-term health of the breastfeeding mother and her child.
“We want our employees who are new mothers to know that we support their decision to continue breastfeeding,” said Kerri Mileski, MTM’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “As a family-owned and operated company, we’ve always prided ourselves on ensuring our team members have access to the resources they need to achieve work-life balance and happiness both in and out of the workplace. MTM is committed to ensuring nursing mothers have access to private spaces for pumping during the workday at all of our nationwide locations, and are extremely pleased to be designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite!”
Created by the Texas Legislature in 1995 and administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program recognizes employers with written policies reflecting their support for their breastfeeding employees. Such policies provide work schedule flexibility to allow milk expression breaks; offer a private space, other than a bathroom, where the employee can pump or breastfeed; and ensure easy access to a clean water source and hygienic milk storage arrangements.