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. 8.2-8.3

Develop Your Policy

North Carolina’s Making It Work Tool Kit: Other Materials – See p. 6

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. 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.2, 3.4

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

North Carolina’s Making It Work Tool Kit: For Employers – See p. 9-13

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

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies – See p. 2.1-2.2, 3.2-3.3

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. 3.5, 7.3

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

North Carolina’s Making It Work Tool Kit: For Moms- Sample Pumping Schedules – See p. 10

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

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies – See p. 2.2, 3.6-3.8

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?

United States Breastfeeding Committee Resources

United State Breastfeeding Committee – Statement on Paid Family Leave

NC’s Making It Work Tool Kit is a resource to help breastfeeding mothers return to work. It is designed to provide assistance to breastfeeding mothers, their employers and their families.