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Butte-Silver Bow

Posted on: July 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Breastfeeding and the Workplace

BUTTE – The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department in conjunction with the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be hosting a brown bag lunch presentation on Tuesday, August 4, at noon. WIC Breastfeeding Counselor, Dawn Gordon-Wilcox will be presenting “Working and Breastfeeding,” an informative session on breastfeeding rights in the workplace. The presentation is for working parents, parents preparing to return to the workforce, and for employers wanting to know more about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This event is being held during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) where WIC joins with mothers, families, health organizations and breastfeeding coalitions to provide education and promote the health benefits of breastfeeding for infants and families. Butte-Silver Bow WIC supports breastfeeding throughout the year by providing its participants with breastfeeding information and support, pumping equipment and education, pre-natal and post-partum breastfeeding counseling, access to 24-hour phone support, and partners with the Butte Breastfeeding Coalition to host a free, open to the public breastfeeding support group held at the Butte Public Library each Wednesday 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact Elaine Wolstein, at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department at (406) 497-5020. You can also find useful information for breastfeeding online at or

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