Lactation Support

Questions in this section address what policies, environments and programs the workplace provides to accommodate breastfeeding employees.

Click on a question to find resources that help to support each activity.

During the past 12 months, did your worksite:

42. Have a written policy on breastfeeding for employees?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies - See p. 5, 41

Develop Your Policy

Federal Labor Standards Act - Section 7

43. Provide a private space (other than a restroom) that may be used by an employee to express breast milk?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies - See p. 10, 13-14, 16

Office on Women's Health - Breastfeeding Support: Time and Space Solutions

Making It Work: for Employers – See p. 9-14

44. Provide access to a breast pump at the worksite?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies - See p. 10, 11, 14-15

Office on Women's Health - Breastfeeding Support: Breast Pumps

45. Provide flexible paid or unpaid break times to allow mothers to pump breast milk?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies - See p. 17, 38

Office on Women's Health - Breastfeeding Support: Time Solutions

46. Provide free or subsidized breastfeeding support groups or educational classes?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies - See p. 11, 18-20

Office on Women's Health - Breastfeeding Support: Education and Professional Support

47. Offer paid maternity leave, separate from any accrued sick leave, annual leave or vacation time?

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