Thursday, March 17, 2011

Breastfeeding & Work Research Study

Florida International University, located near me in Miami, FL, is conducting a study on the impact of workplace support, job attitudes and well-being of women who are breastfeeding or pumping at work.

The study consists of two surveys completed one month apart. Moms who work in the United States and breastfeed or pump at work are asked about their perceptions of workplace support, their job attitudes and behaviors. If possible, the researchers would also like to ask a coworker about his/her perceptions of policies for the breastfeeding mom.
Participants will be compensated with a $20 Target gift card for each of the two questionnaires (a total of $40 in gift cards). Coworkers will receive a $10 Target gift card.

Questionnaires are completed online and take approximately 25 minutes to complete. To get started, just click on this link.

Please feel free to forward this message to other moms who are breastfeeding/pumping at work. If you have any questions, you may email Dr. Valentina Bruk-Lee at

Update:  I spoke to Dr. Bruk-Lee this morning. She said the response to the study has been so overwhelming that she and her staff haven't had a chance yet to get confirmations sent out to everyone. She said in the survey it said a confirmation can take up to 3 weeks, but that they're working hard to get confirmations sent out to those who completed the survey within two weeks. Don't fret, it's not a scam! She also said if you are concerned, to feel free to email her. I was able to get through to her email address but you can also try 

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