Mothers Only Room Sign with Nursing Mother Symbol on Brushed Aluminum
Mothers Only Child Nursing Room ADA Signs - 6" x 9" - Brushed Aluminum
Mothers Only Room Signs with Nursing Mother Symbol, Tactile Words and Braille - 6" x 9"
You can order this Nursing Mothers Only ADA Sign with, or without, an In Use slider section at the bottom. Signs with the added In Use slider section will measure 6" wide x 11" high. The additional charge to construct the in use slider is $40 per sign.
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Nursing Mothers Only ADA Braille Signs with Optional "In-Use" Indicator
- ADA compliant non-glare matte finish
- ADA compliant font and tactile (1/32 inch raised) letters
- ADA compliant size and letter height
- Optional "In Use" slider to indicate Mothers Only room is in use or is available for use
- ADA Sign Depot includes foam mounting tape on all it's ADA signs for easy mounting. For a stronger bond, use a silicone adhesive or Lexel caulk.
- ADA compliant California domed Grade 2 Braille (The use of California standards for braille satisfies both Federal and California regulations, allowing a single dot configuration for all braille signs nationwide.)
- Our high-quality yet economically priced ADA Lactation Room Signs are guaranteed to pass inspections performed by California Certified Access Specialists, or your money back.
Requirements and Benefits of the Lactation Room Law
By Katherine Lewis In addition to creating a private space for breastfeeding moms to pump milk, employers must also provide reasonable break time. Until the baby has its first birthday, nursing moms may take time to get to the lactation room as well as the time needed for the pumping sessions themselves. Typically that's a 20 minute period every three or four hours during the work day, but it will vary depending on the needs of the mother and child. While some employers view the lactation room as a helpful work-life benefit to the employee that increases loyalty and productivity, it actually helps the employer as well. Research has shown that corporate lactation programs help new mothers avoid taking time off work due to a sick child. Indeed, the nonprofit Every Mother cites a 77 percent reduction in lost work time among firms with lactation support and twice as many one-day absences among employees whose babies aren't breastfed.
In the days before the lactation room law, nursing moms got creative in pumping breast milk. Some would simply pump in their offices with the door closed -- a practice that continues today. Others claimed an empty break room or even pumped breast milk sitting at their cubicle, with a large blanket or shawl thrown over their torsos for privacy. We have certainly come a long way from that time!
Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for babies. It has the right amount of nutrients, is easily digested and readily available. However, the rate of breastfeeding is as low as 30% in some groups of women. While some women are unable to breastfeed, others simply choose not to. More and more women are becoming aware of the benefits of breastfeeding and American businesses, airlines, rail and bus transportation companies, schools and offices are meeting the demand for lactation rooms and breastfeeding sanitary facilities. Studies show breastfeeding has major health benefits, for both the mother and her baby. For more info, read: 11 science-based benefits of breastfeeding
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