Employer Lactation Toolkit – For Employees

Learn more about your right to pump milk at work, the health and financial benefits of breastfeeding, how you can successfully continue to breastfeed after returning to work and find breastfeeding support.

Workplace Support for Nursing Mothers: Your Legal Right

All employers in the United States are now required by federal law to provide nursing mothers in hourly positions with space and time at work to pump milk for their babies. Employers must now:

  • Provide nonexempt nursing mothers reasonable break time to pump milk at work for up to one year.
  • Provide a private space that is not a bathroom in which employees can pump milk for their infants.

Workplace Support for Nursing Mothers: Benefits for Working Families

Breastfeeding is good for babies—and you too! Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your family in this section.

Resources and Tools

You can continue to breastfeed, even after you go back to work. Download and read the guides, practical tips and flyers in this section to learn about your legal right to breastfeed, how you can successfully continue to do so after returning to work, and where to find breastfeeding help.

How Do I Learn More About the Federal Lactation Law?

How Do I Talk to Others About Breastfeeding?

What Resources Exist to Help Me Continue Breastfeeding After I Return to Work?

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