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South Dakota Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Initiative


The South Dakota Department of Health and SDSU Extension partnered to create the Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Initiative



The goal of this Initiative is to educate and encourage businesses and all types of organizations to pledge their support for breastfeeding customers and employees. The initiative is based on federal and state law protecting a mother’s right to breastfeed.

The pledge states a business will provide a welcoming environment, encourage a welcoming attitude from staff, display the Breastfeeding Welcome Here window cling and accommodate breastfeeding employees and customers. Currently 675 South Dakota businesses have pledged their support