As part of this initiative, Trend Micro has joined a growing number of Mother-Friendly employers across the state who proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants by providing time, space and other support to maintain breastfeeding after returning to work.
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 the support for their breastfeeding employees. Such policies provide work schedule flexibility to allow for milk expression breaks, offer a private space other than bathrooms for pumping or breastfeeding and ensure easy access to a clean water sources and hygienic milk storage arrangements.
“We want to support our employees in every way possible to facilitate a smooth and seamless transition back into the workplace after welcoming a new member of the family,” said Bob Kedrosky, senior human resources director, Trend Micro Americas. “We also want new mothers to know that we support their decision to continue breastfeeding their infants for as long as they choose to. We are extremely pleased to be designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite. This is a standard we hold for all our employee-populated facilities across all of North America.”
Texas Mother-Friendly worksites can be categorized into Regular, Silver or Gold based on facility factors provided by the employers, as well as other components related to employment sectors, settings and worksite sizes. For more information on the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program, visit the program’s website at http://texasmotherfriendly.org.