Employer Lactation Toolkit – For Employers

Learn more about the new federal workplace lactation law, the business benefits of breastfeeding and download tools to help you establish and maintain a successful lactation program in your workplace.

Workplace Support for Nursing Mothers: Your Legal Obligation

Beginning in 2010, all employers in the United States are now required by federal law to provide nonexempt nursing mothers with time and space to pump milk for their babies while they are at work. 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.

The tools in this section with help you set up a lactation program and create a supportive environment for nursing mothers, so that you and your employees will be healthier, happier and more competitive.

Workplace Support for Nursing Mothers: The Business Benefits

Healthy families are good for business. When employees breastfeed their babies at work, employers can realize significant savings. When employers support a mother’s choice to breastfeed, they will increase employee productivity, retention and engagement, and will lower their health care costs.

Resources and Tools

Learn more about the new federal workplace lactation law and how to access tools and resources to help you establish a successful lactation program in your workplace.

How Do I Learn More About the Federal Lactation Law?

How Do I Set Up a Lactation Room or Program?

How Do I Communicate My Program to Employees?

How Do I Measure the Success of My Program?

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