MOBERLY - When you check-in at the Randolph County Health Department, you'll be greeted by two-month-old Anna Goddard snuggling with her mom, Laura, in a baby wrap. That's because employees at the health department can bring their babies to work until the infant is four months old through a new pilot program."It's great and I think it needs to be established in as many work places as possible, especially for moms that are breastfeeding," Laura said.The initiative came about after she expressed concern over only having four weeks of paid leave built up and wanted to successfully breastfeed. "Breastfeeding helps prevent things like obesity in children, diabetes, allergies. It helps the mom bounce back, also. It was just one of those goals, something I...
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Randolph County pilot program lets parents bring babies to work