Lactation rooms in retail establishments
Owning a business can be a difficult venture, it is very important to not exclude potential customers from your store. Customers need to feel comfortable in your establishment and feel welcome every time they return. Just as you are required to have handicap accessible entryways to your building, so should retail businesses consider providing lactating rooms for mothers. Lactation rooms offer a private space for mothers to comfortably feed their babies or pump milk for later. Some states, such as California require that if a business makes over $500,000 per year or has over 50 employees, they must provide such a facility. Regardless of the law, having this in your establishment is asset to you and would greatly benefit mothers who are traveling with infants. Putting your customers first and making sure that they feel welcome and providing clean facilities that they can privately use, will in turn create loyal customers in the long run.